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.
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
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