Pete Codes

My entrepreneurship story

I am a founder based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I make a living from a mix of social media ghost writing and newsletters than run adverts.

I have skills across a wide range of areas including social media, sales, writing, coding, SEO, teaching and producing video and audio content.

Check out my previous podcast, YouTube and blog interviews about being a bootstrapped founder

Active projects

My history as an entrepreneur

  • 2019

I've been bootstrapping full-time since July 2019 when I quit a lousy job to make No CS Degree, a website where I interview self-taught and bootcamp developers.

  • 2020

In October 2020 I launched a few info products like my Monetize Your Newsletter course. It's a 90 minute video course where I explain how you can make money with a newsletter without any sales experience. I also made a product called Meet Your Heroes where I interviewed some of my favourite entrepreneurs. Unfortunately though, there wasn't enough demand for this so I stopped the project.

  • 2021

In June 2021 I started a podcast and YouTube channel for No CS Degree. This has been a great way to get to know people better and improve my network. They are both a lot more hard work than blogging though.

In July 2021 I showed off two new projects, High Signal and Remote Companies. I changed my views over time and decided to make products in spaces where there is already competition as this means the market demand is already verified and I don't have to work out if people will pay for this type of product or not.

High Signal is a community for entrepreneurs who have proved their revenue. I think there is a good gap in the market as lots of free communities are too spammy and lots of paid communities are too big to have meaningful relationships with other people, which is what I am after. It now costs $39/m to join and we have lots of amazing members like Amar Ghose, Lachlan Lirkwood and Andrew Kampey.

I finally got Remote Companies online in July 2021 as well after having tinkering on it for 7 long months. I eventually decided to make it in Webflow as this was the simplest solution and it means I don't have to deal with deploying a website etc.

  • 2022

I sold Remote Companies in March 2022.

In March 2022 I started working as a Twitter ghost writer - I write tweets and threads for founders and companies, as well as engaging with other accounts of their behalf. I also provide strategic advice on getting more followers and a better experience from Twitter. I started to increase that side of my work in July 2022.

  • 2023

I renamed my founder community to Indie Friends before shutting it to new members in May.

In July I hit $10,000 monthly revenue for the first time.

I added interviews to High Signal and continued doing Twitter ghost writing for founders. I've also been inteviewing more founders on YouTube.

• 2024

My main focus is on ghost writing.

I'm also still working on High Signal and No CS Degree.

In June I released a no-code job board template in Webflow


From oldest to most recent:

Indie Hackers podcast - January 2020

Bruno Talks - September 2020

Email Octopus - November 2020

Newsletter Crew podcast - March 2021

Scrimba podcast - June 2021

Indie Bites podcast - October 2021

Alex West YouTube live from Las Palmas - August 2022

Software I use

This list contains affiliate links


I am an avid runner and I love doing 5ks and 10ks. My pb for the 5k is 20:32.

In 2020 I hit my goal of swimming 1,000 metres.

In 2021 I hit my goal of cycling 100km goal.

In 2022 I missed my goal of benching 100kg. (I got to 85kg)

In 2023 I didn't set any goals.

In 2024 I did 90kg bench press.


Some of my writing about digital nomad trips:

Bansko 2018 - living in a tiny Bulgarian town

Berlin 2019/20 - housesitting for 3 weeks for $80

Lisbon 2022 - meeting London founders

Las Palmas 2022 - beach life

Sicily 2024 - holiday

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