Follow My Experiments in Business and in Life

Hello and welcome! My name is Sam Priestley and I am a semi-retired entrepreneur who spends his time trying to start new businesses, my favourite hobby.

I’m not here to teach you, I am here to show you what I’ve done. Ride along with me through both my successes and failures. Hopefully we’ll all learn something.

What You’ll Find Here:

Business Walkthroughs

In-depth step-by-step walkthroughs of businesses I have started.


Deep honest looks at my businesses that have failed and have lost money.


Once you have earned the money what do you do with it? 

Lifestyle Design

When I’m not starting businesses, I’m trying to be a better person and live the best life possible.

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Amazon FBA

How To Start An Amazon FBA Business

Matched Betting

Make Risk-Free Money From Free Bets


Everything I Know About Starting A Succesful Blog

Peer-To-Peer Lending

Why I’m Moving My Investments In 2017

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Recent Posts:

How To Start A Vodka Brand On A Shoestring Budget (Updated)

I really want to create a brand of gin. I want to do it remotely, make it scalable and as a one-man band. All on a shoe-string budget. But every distillery I have contacted has laughed in my face: "It's too hard", "the laws are too strict". So I was delighted to be...

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Why Is It So Difficult To Give Away $12,000?

Last week I announced I was giving away $12,000 to wannabe entrepreneurs. Rather than excitement, it was received with scepticism and hostility. I have called them entrepreneurship grants. 12 no-strings-attached easy-to-apply grants of $1,000 each. I expected the post...

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How To Stand As An MP In The 2017 General Election

To run for parliament all you need is a £500 deposit and 10 signatures from registered voters. If you don't like the current candidates and are unhappy with the way the country is being governed, this is your chance to do something about it. And if there ever was a...

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Matched Betting – Risk Free, Tax Free Profit

I feel very nostalgic writing this post: matched betting was the start of my independence. It was these humble beginnings that convinced me not to get a regular job and, many years down the road, to start this blog. On the Summer break of my second year at university...

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How To Start An Amazon FBA Business

I have been selling online through an Amazon FBA business since 2013, but I haven't really spoken about it much on this blog. I hesitate because to a reader I think it sounds too easy. There are a lot of the articles written about Amazon FBA and they too often just...

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The Pros And Cons Of Being A Digital Nomad

Well, the most obvious con of being a digital nomad is having to call yourself a digital nomad... can someone please come up with a less nerdy sounding name?! A digital nomad is someone who is officially homeless. They roam around the world staying in hostels, hotels,...

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Oddsmonkey Review 2017 – Matched Betting Software Compared

In this Oddsmonkey review, I will take a look at how useful Oddsmonkey is to a matched better. Ask if it's worth the money, and compare it to its competition. Oddsmonkey has always been a big name in the matched betting community. It is almost 10 years old I have been...

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My Experience Trying To Make Money Trading On Betfair

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...

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How To Start A T-Shirt Dropshipping Business

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...

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