Follow My Experiments
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam Priestley and I spend my time trying to build businesses in areas I find interesting while making enough money to live the life I want.
I write about them all here, so follow along and try not to make the same mistakes.
Voting is now closed! Thank you to everyone who voted and massive congratulations to our three winners: Colin Hayes, Stuart Priest and Jennifer Lachs. Every three months we give away $3,000 of grants to help kick-start wannabe entrepreneurs. Vote now for your...read more
There are three types of Amazon FBA business, what I am calling 'Retail Arbitrage', 'Private Labelling' and 'Brand Building', and everyone gets confused between the three. So let me break them down for you. They each have pros and cons and if you're going to start an...read more
As a blogger, I am not rewarded for being nice. I am not rewarded for everyone agreeing with what I say or people liking me. I am rewarded for being an arsehole. 99% of my visitors find my site from Google. So let me explain how Google works. They don't rank your...read more
Once again we are offering three $1,000 no-strings-attached entrepreneurship grants to help kickstart budding entrepreneurs. And the deadline is fast approaching, make sure to get your applications in before the end of the day on 31 August. To apply all you need to do...read more
When I was a pudgy 16-year-old I told my girlfriend that I would win a fight against this 6f10” athlete we both knew. I was completely un-self-aware of my weaknesses and full of entirely misplaced confidence. I thought I was the best and could do anything. As I’ve...read more
The problem with trying to find advice online regarding starting your small business or being a successful entrepreneur is that it’s like drinking from a fire hose. Half of the advice is made up and another half is written for businesses operating in 2002. So over the...read more
I have been selling on Amazon since 2013 and it has been my largest source of income since 2014. I love the business model and think that using Amazon FBA is the best way to build a scalable physical product brand in 2017. But I am seeing a disturbing trend. There are...read more
18-months ago I threw out almost everything I owned. Packed one small suitcase and headed off into the sunset. I traveled the world, living out of Airbnb's and running my businesses from my laptop. Living the dream. Except now I have just done a 100% reversal....read more
I have spent the past couple of weeks combing through 178 brilliant entrepreneurship grant applications. Trying to choose just three to award a $1,000 no-strings-attached grant to grow or start their business. It has been really tough and I really want to thank...read more
Every six months I update you on how much this blog is earning. I don't have to do it, but reading other people's income reports is one of the reasons I got motivated enough to start a blog in the first place. Hopefully, my reports will inspire you to do the same....read more
Often people think about business as a funnel. You get someone in at the beginning, and then take them on a journey where at each step you try and upsell them. There is usually one entrance point, and all the upsells are value adds or a better version of that original...read more
I used to think that creating a good income outside of getting a traditional job was easy. And that anyone who put in enough time and effort would make it. All of my friends who have quit (or never got) jobs and decided to do their own thing have succeeded. Every...read more