Follow My Experiments
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam Priestley and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur. That means I spend my time trying to build businesses that I find fun and interesting while earning enough to live the life I want.
I’m not here to teach you, this site is simply a record of exactly what I’m doing. Ride along and watch me succeed or fail in real-time. Maybe we’ll both learn something.
When I first went to university someone I respected suggested I should start donating to charity from my student loan. Nonsense, obviously I wasn't going to do that. And I think that was the last time anyone I trusted spoke to me about giving to charity. Talking about...read more
There is a newer income report out. Read it here: Half-Yearly Blog Income Report, Dec to May 2017 I have a very exciting announcement to make. This blog now makes a full-time income. It makes the same as a graduate working in London. That's crazy! Since the last...read more
Do you think it's strange that most people have never had a full medical check-up? It's not something I've every really thought about before. I give my car a yearly MOT, I go to the dentist regularly for a checkup, and I even check my computer for viruses. But I've...read more
In April 2015 my business partner and I started a new company. That in itself isn't anything special. Whenever a new project starts to make some money I like to create a company for it. But what was special was that we decided to ignore all the common advice and run...read more
Eight months ago my girlfriend (now fiance) quit her corporate job, created a profile on a freelancing website and ran off to travel the world with me. Now she has more offers for contracts than she can handle, is able to work from anywhere in the world and earns over...read more
Despite having written 50+ articles on this blog about my thoughts or projects I'm working, I haven't yet written any sort of biography or explanation of who I am or what it is I do. I just don't really like talking about myself (I know, ironic right?). In fact, one...read more
About six months ago I was asked in an interview: "have you ever paid for a course on online business?". I had to admit, I hadn't. In the same interview, I described my thoughts on online business: When you’re doing something which is so different to everyone else....read more
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki is probably the most well known 'how to be rich' books ever written. And it's also one that I have been putting off reading for a long time. I hate the branding - "what the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle...read more
In mid-August last year we launched our book. We're going to sell thousands, I thought. And because we are self-published we'll be able to keep most of the royalties and be rich! On the surface, those hopes weren't completely absurd. The book was called Expert in a...read more
I have gone over to the dark side and done something I never thought I would. I have started my own consultancy business. As someone who is known for being rude about consultants... what a hypocritic. Ok, wait a second, I'm sorry! But let me explain. I'm not being...read more
In mid-April 2015 I set a challenge to "get really good at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu" in one year. I had no idea what "being really good" meant. I didn't even really know what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was. But I was a bit full of myself and thought I could just pick a random...read more
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you may have noticed that it is now looking very different. Over the last few days I have completely redesigned the site. I think the new site looks cleaner, more modern and is much easier for new readers to get straight to the...read more