Follow My Experiments
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam Priestley and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur.
I spend my time trying to build businesses that I find fun and interesting while making enough money to live the life I want.
For years I have been obsessed with trying to make money trading on Betfair. And like any overly optimistic sucker, I have spent an enormous amount of time and money researching and looking into different systems. The closest I ever got to making it work was when I...read more
It has been over two years since I started this blog. And in that time it has gone from a small site only read by my friends and family, to a source of full-time income with thousands of readers. So I think it's time to write a detailed blog post looking at exactly...read more
In this post, I set up a business that sells t-shirts with my designs on them. My t-shirt dropshipping business requires almost no upfront cost and takes very little maintenance. The store I set up is here and you can also buy the items on Amazon here. I have been...read more
I was listening to an interview today where the interviewee was asked: "what book have you most gifted?". It got me thinking. I don't think I have ever gifted a book, but I have recommended plenty. And the book I have recommended the most is The 4-Hour Work Week by...read more
It is almost nine years since I took my first few nerve-racking steps and signed up to a bookie with the aim to make some 'easy' money from their sign-up up bonus. I was quickly hooked and after six months was earning a full-time income which meant that when I...read more
Ever since my post about my attempt to run a business without an accountant, I have received a lot of emails asking me to write a post that goes into much more detail on how I do my Amazon FBA accounting. So here it is. FBA stands for Fulfilment By Amazon, a service...read more
In February 2013 I signed up to the three biggest peer-to-peer lending services in the UK. Zopa*, Ratesetter* and Funding Circle. The concept behind peer-to-peer lending is pretty simple. There are normal people who want to borrow money, and there are normal people...read more
One of the main purposes of the Arbing Blog is to encourage students to try out and explore out-of-the-box approaches to entrepreneurship. Therefore I am proud to announce that we have created a scholarship fund for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students with a...read more
I feel a bit guilty writing this post. A lot of people are marking down 2016 as the worst year ever. But in my personal bubble, it has been pretty awesome. Maybe my best year ever? It has been a year of focusing. Which is quite out of character. I tend to get bored...read more
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