Indie Bites

Pete Codes is my favourite kind of indie hacker. He thought "what have I got to lose, and went all in with his side-project". 2 years later, he's running a profitable business that sustains him, and allows Pete to work in a way he wants to. In this episode we talk through all of Pete's various side projects, the tips he'd give to other makers for growing them and how he's making the indie life work out for him.

Show Notes

Pete runs No CS Degree, among other things, sharing stories of people who have made it as a developer, without going down the traditional route of getting a computer science degree, showing how it's possible to earn a nice salary without going to university. He has also started High Signal, a community for revenue verified entrepreneurs, a site for finding fully remote companies (sold) and finally made 2 courses where you'll learn how to both monetize and grow your newsletter.

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What we covered in this episode
  • Pete's crazy backstory
  • How he got into entreprenuership
  • Most inspiring story from No CS Degree
  • How does Pete get revenue
  • Getting a sponsor for a course
  • How do you grow a newsletter
  • Launching a monetize your newsletter course
  • Doing a bundle deal with other indie hackers
  • Starting the High Signal community
  • Why some paid communities are bad
  • Pete's nifty pricing trick
  • Launching a job board
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What is Indie Bites?

Short, bite-sized conversations with indie hackers that have started small, profitable and bootstrapped businesses. You'll learn how they come up with ideas, what they do to validate, find those first customers and make a sustainable income. Episodes every Tuesday.