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Intro to Entrepreneurship

Get Your Entrepreneurial Career Started with This Comprehensive Course

By Evan Kimbrell | in Online Courses

Starting your own business is an exciting idea, but also a bit scary. How do you know what to do? How do you know if what you're doing is right? You learn. And this course will teach you everything you need to know to not just prepare yourself to launch a business, but to succeed in doing it. The time to pursue that dream is now!

  • Access 89 lectures & 15 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn the core concepts of entrepreneurship
  • Understand how to think like an entrepreneur
  • Differentiate between the important & unimportant
  • Discover how to gather the resources you need
  • Learn how to consistently think in actionable business terms
Evan Kimbrell is the founder and director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, he has overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, & GNC. Before founding Sprintkick, Evan worked as a VC for the LA-based Juvo Capital firm.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Course Overview (2:22)
    • Get matched to other entrepreneurs using our companion app (6:46)
  • What is an Entrepreneur?
    • What is an Entrepreneur? (2:12)
    • Myths about entrepreneurship (4:41)
    • Common personality traits (6:30)
    • The most important trait of all (2:03)
    • Age & Entrepreneurship (2:28)
    • ACTIVITY: Test Your Entrepreneurial Aptitude
    • Section 2 review material
    • QUIZ 1: Test your understanding on Entrepreneurs
  • The Entrepreneurial Mindset
    • Introduction to Section 3 (1:48)
    • The entrepreneurial mindset (3:23)
    • Understanding the business life cycle (5:31)
    • The different types of income (4:55)
    • The process of opportunity recognition (3:54)
    • RESOURCES: Suggested reading for Entrepreneurship
    • Section 3 review material
  • The Different Paths You Can Take
    • Introduction to Section 4 (1:04)
    • Side businesses (2:30)
    • Lifestyle entrepreneurs (5:26)
    • Startup founders (2:33)
    • Social entrepreneurs (4:16)
    • Section 4 review material
    • QUIZ 3: Do you understand the different types of Entrepreneurs?
  • Core Concepts & Frameworks
    • Introduction to Section 5 (1:04)
    • Service vs. Product businesses (3:29)
    • What is a business model? (1:51)
    • Old business models (2:44)
    • New, disruptive business models (7:07)
    • Scalability (4:41)
    • Section 5 review material
    • QUIZ 4: Review of core business concepts
  • Validating Your Idea
    • What is validation? (2:56)
    • Surveys (6:13)
    • Talking to experts (4:38)
    • The lean startup framework (8:02)
    • Pitch experiments (5:21)
    • Creating an MVP (7:50)
    • Section 6 review material
    • QUIZ 5: Validating your ideas
  • Fundraising
    • Know your options (0:52)
    • Bootstrapping (10:37)
    • FFF & Angels (10:21)
    • Equity & Debt (5:48)
    • Loans (6:15)
    • Venture capital (9:36)
    • Incubators (6:19)
    • Business plans and one-pagers (10:49)
    • Section 7 review material
    • QUIZ 6: Fundraising
  • Introduction to Idea Generation
    • Your most important tool - the scratchpad (2:08)
    • ACTIVITY: Idea lister builder (3:35)
    • WORKSHEET: Idea Lister Builder
  • Laying the Groundwork
    • The idea equation (10:12)
    • Areas to isolate & target (10:11)
    • 5 types of innovation (15:14)
    • Recap of idea dynamics (8:04)
    • Section 9 review material
    • QUIZ 7: Idea dynamics
  • Making It Fit
    • Introduction to Section 10 (1:48)
    • The Fit quadrant: Hobbies & Passions (9:28)
    • The Fit quadrant: Skills & Experiences (6:32)
    • ACTIVITY: Hobbies, passions, skills, & experience (2:30)
    • WORKSHEET: Hobbies, passions, skills, & experience
    • ACTIVITY: List out your goals (5:47)
    • WORKSHEET: Fill out your goals
    • The 3 business types: Pick yours (13:32)
    • How good does my idea have to be? (9:59)
    • The Eureka Myth (9:48)
    • Section 10 review material
    • QUIZ 8: Making it fit
  • Ways of Coming Up with Ideas
    • Problem-based business ideas (14:56)
    • Wouldn't it be great if (6:52)
    • Imagine the future (6:41)
    • Reverse imagination (5:28)
    • The Fit generator (6:41)
    • Cater to power users (11:10)
    • Reposition Good / Fast / Cheap (8:54)
    • Section 11 review material
    • QUIZ 9: Ways of coming up with ideas
  • Business Models
    • Saas: Software as a Service (12:56)
    • Subscriptions & Memberships (7:40)
    • PWYW: Pay what you want (6:39)
    • The sharing economy (7:52)
    • Marketplaces (8:00)
    • On Demand (4:08)
    • Curated boxes (4:45)
    • DTC: Direct to Consumer (5:44)
    • Crowdsourced catalogs & inventory (3:17)
    • Section 12 review material
    • QUIZ 10: Business models
  • Evaluate & Test
    • Introduction to Section 13 (1:45)
    • Matching fit (12:17)
    • Sustainability (10:18)
    • Path to validation (8:38)
    • Section 13 review material
    • QUIZ 11: Evaluate & test

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Outsource Your Idea

Launch Your Business Idea In a Fraction of the Time by Taking Advantage of Outsourcing Opportunities

By Evan Kimbrell | in Online Courses

Some of the biggest new companies, like Slack, Skype, and GitHub all began by outsourcing their product development. If you've got a tech idea, but don't have the technical know-how or budget to make it happen, it's important to learn how to outsource effectively. Whether it's programming, advertising, testing, customer service, or any other facet of a business, it's important to know how to take advantage of outsourcing to keep your company lean. This course will teach you how to do just that.

  • Access 101 lectures & 20.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Create, conceptualize & map out your idea in an easily understood way
  • Take your idea & create visual wireframes, mockups & prototypes
  • Sketch on the fly & rapidly build out, test, & collaborate on your ideas
  • Write job descriptions that bring in the best bids
  • Select the best possible long term team
  • Employ 10 advanced techniques for getting the best price & cutting your development time in half
Evan Kimbrell is the founder and director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, he has overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, & GNC. Before founding Sprintkick, Evan worked as a VC for the LA-based Juvo Capital firm.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Course overview (7:34)
    • What is outsourcing? (6:27)
    • What it is good for and not good for (12:12)
    • How much should I budget? (12:13)
    • Section 1 review material
  • Getting started
    • Where to find outsourcing firms and freelancers (7:46)
    • Introduction to Elance (19:32)
    • Going further in depth with Elance (2:43)
    • Introduction to Upwork (19:38)
    • Going further in depth with Upwork (5:51)
    • Introduction to Freelancer (8:44)
    • Other techniques and platforms for finding contractors (5:38)
    • Section 2 review material
  • Dive deeper
    • Picking the ideal subcontracting strategy for you (8:24)
    • Deciding between a firm or a freelancer (19:52)
    • Understanding outsourcing zones and picking the best fit (18:34)
    • Understanding price & autonomy (8:08)
    • The Goldilocks syndrome (7:39)
    • Section 3 review material
  • Posting expertise
    • Writing the right title (9:03)
    • Practicing with titles (12:37)
    • Writing the right description (11:04)
    • Getting hands on with writing descriptions (15:09)
    • Getting the settings right (19:01)
    • Reviewing your settings further (17:20)
    • Section 4 review material
  • Plan out your idea for outsourcing (optional)
    • The Sx5 framework for solidifying product ideas (18:28)
    • Coming up with strategy, Sx1 (11:27)
    • Coming up with scope, Sx2 (18:23)
    • Section 5 review material
  • Documentation
    • Creating an overview (5:51)
    • Adding the functions section (10:29)
    • Going further into depth with functions (10:33)
    • Creating the pages section (19:48)
    • Creating parameters (10:50)
    • Creating the users section (11:07)
    • Adding comments (2:49)
    • Section 6 review material
  • Building a low fidelity wireframe
    • Intro to sketching (1:10)
    • Materials for sketching (3:45)
    • Sketching it out (8:13)
    • Sketching and the finishing touches (14:56)
    • Upgrade to a tool, getting started with Pidoco (10:24)
    • Getting used to the features in Pidoco (11:41)
    • Creating a quick sitemap upfront (14:54)
    • The site elements to start with (5:37)
    • Using templates to save time (2:32)
    • Handling images in Pidoco (9:52)
    • Adding and controlling layers in Pidoco (8:07)
    • Annotate everything (10:46)
    • Alternative: Using Balsamiq for quick wireframing (19:39)
    • Alternative: Using Balsamiq continued... (3:32)
    • An example project created in Balsamiq (3:10)
    • Section 7 review material
  • Creating a demo for outsourcing (optional)
    • Introducing M.A.P. (10:00)
    • Adding interactivity to your prototype (15:02)
    • Collaborators and Reviewers (12:49)
    • Creating a tablet version (9:56)
    • Section 8 review material
  • Selecting the best person
    • Reviewing bid language (9:29)
    • Bid language in depth (13:44)
    • The response rate test (6:29)
    • Dissecting the bid rate (11:07)
    • Section 9 review material
  • Strategies for getting the best price & experience
    • The $50 test (4:12)
    • Rapid cycling posts (4:54)
    • The Keyer question (7:43)
    • Repeat the project back to you (4:12)
    • Get them off the platform (4:22)
    • The long term strategy (5:18)
    • Messaging freelancers (7:13)
    • Dividing specializations (6:25)
    • Section 10 review material
  • Best practices of outsourcing
    • 5 pillars for evaluating contractors (15:53)
    • 6 red flags in contractors (7:49)
    • Response rate sets the tone (4:41)
    • How important is site reputation? (4:54)
    • How to handle referrals (3:14)
    • Is outsourcing a long term solution? (5:54)
    • How to handle extra work (2:08)
    • Legality with outsourcing (10:58)
    • Fixed rate versus hourly rate - use my method (9:36)
    • What is good? Avoid this trap (9:12)
    • Outsourcing & protecting your IP (8:58)
    • Section 11 review material
  • Managing your ongoing project
    • Getting acquainted with Asana (12:26)
    • Getting acquainted with Asana 2 (10:01)
    • Section 12 review material
  • Bug hunting
    • Becoming a bug hunting master (11:13)
    • Bug testing on mobile (5:09)
    • Some thoughts on bug hunting (1:39)
    • TIP: Accelerate your testing this way (0:49)
    • Section 13 review material
  • Common scenarios and how to handle them
    • Low quality work (6:14)
    • Missing deadlines (8:20)
    • Repeatedly missing bugs (6:10)
    • They ask for money upfront (5:15)
    • They bid and disappear (4:18)
    • Contractor raises their price (8:36)
    • Section 14 review material

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Idea Validation

Identify A Good Idea From A Bad One & Start Making Major Progress

By Evan Kimbrell | in Online Courses

Not all of your ideas are good ones. It's time to accept that. That's the first step. The next step is learning how to validate your ideas so you avoid bad business bullets and learn how to identify a winner when you see it. This course from renowned instructor Evan Kimbrell will help you sift through the bad to get to the gold.

  • Access 50 lectures & 8.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Run qualitative feedback trials
  • Know your competition better
  • Develop lean online pitch experiments
  • Discover some of the best free tools used by the pros
  • Learn how to pick the best price point
  • Understand why you have picked bad products
Evan Kimbrell is the founder and director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, he has overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, & GNC. Before founding Sprintkick, Evan worked as a VC for the LA-based Juvo Capital firm.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Welcome to the course
    • Meet Evan (5:16)
    • Course overview (5:00)
    • WORKSHEET: Getting your priorities straight
  • Establishing the problem
    • The idea validation framework (11:25)
    • The idea we are going to use as an example (3:19)
    • Customer segmentation (14:08)
    • Running a qualitative analysis offline (14:59)
    • WORKSHEET: 3 practice ideas
    • Section 2 review material
    • QUIZ 1: Section 2 - Lean validation, key terms, & more
  • Scope out the competition
    • Search techniques for finding competitors (13:35)
    • Running a competition analysis (16:48)
    • WORKSHEET: Finding competitors
    • Section 3 review material
    • QUIZ 2: Section 3 - Competitors
  • Getting your first customer feedback
    • 5 second test (15:58)
    • Proved.co method (8:35)
    • Email validation (12:40)
    • Forum validation (18:41)
    • RESOURCES: 8 free forums & groups to use for feedback
    • WORKSHEET: Recap your results
    • Section 4 review material
    • QUIZ 3: Section 4
  • Creating your pitch experiment
    • Setting up a Launchrock page (18:52)
    • Using UnBounce for more in depth analysis (12:49)
    • Making the Unbounce page fit your idea (13:45)
    • Adding conversion goals + dynamic text (7:28)
    • Setting up A/B tests for your Unbounce page (16:59)
    • Adding a payment button to your page (11:04)
    • Extra: Using a payment button in email (5:11)
    • Extra: Using templates for extra wow (13:29)
    • Extra: Getting a logo for free (8:01)
    • Extra: Getting a better logo for $5 (6:50)
    • Extra: Getting domain names (9:59)
    • WORKSHEET: Bad landing page analysis
    • Section 5 review material
    • QUIZ 4: Section 5
  • Testing your idea in the wild
    • Google (16:20)
    • Facebook (15:51)
    • RESOURCES: Further reading on Facebook ads
    • Getting free coupons for Google ($75), Facebook ($50), Bing ($50) (7:02)
    • RESOURCES: "Conversion scent" and how it can ruin your experiment
    • Section 6 review material
  • Evaluating results
    • Looking over the results (6:20)
    • What to do with emails IMMEDIATELY (1:51)
    • To repeat or not (6:40)
    • Section 7 review material

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How to Come Up With Killer Business Ideas

Learn How to Become a Business Idea Machine With Proven Strategies & Actionable Insights

By Evan Kimbrell | in Online Courses

Many of the biggest and brightest businesses you know today began as abject failures. They grew into success, but only through periods of trial and error. That's because "great" business ideas are often not immediately great. Cultivating an idea into something special is a process of trial and error, and one that requires some scientific thinking. You'll learn that way of thinking in this course.

  • Access 67 lectures & 11 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn how to assess an idea's marketability
  • Spot market inefficiencies
  • Employ new, disruptive business models
  • Understand the process of developing & improving business ideas
Evan Kimbrell is the founder and director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, he has overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, & GNC. Before founding Sprintkick, Evan worked as a VC for the LA-based Juvo Capital firm.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Course overview (4:33)
    • How to get the most out of the course (2:01)
    • How to use the web app - the idea generator (4:19)
    • Your most important tool - the scratchpad (2:08)
    • ACTIVITY: Idea lister builder (3:35)
    • WORKSHEET: Idea lister builder
    • RESOURCES: Recording your ideas
    • Section 1 review material
  • Laying the groundwork
    • Intro to section 2 (2:55)
    • The idea equation (10:12)
    • Areas to isolate & target (10:11)
    • 5 types of innovation (15:14)
    • Recap of Idea dynamics (8:04)
    • Section 2 review material
    • QUIZ 1: Idea dynamics
  • Making it fit
    • Intro to Section 3 (1:48)
    • The Fit Quadrant: Hobbies & Passions (9:28)
    • The Fit Quadrant: Skills & Experiences (6:32)
    • ACTIVITY: Hobbies, Passions, Skills, & Experience (2:30)
    • WORKSHEET: Hobbies, Passions, Skills, & Experience
    • ACTIVITY: List out your goals (5:47)
    • WORKSHEET: Fill out your goals
    • The 3 business types: pick yours (13:32)
    • How good does my idea have to be? (9:59)
    • The Eureka myth (9:48)
    • Section 3 review material
    • QUIZ 2: Making it fit
  • Ways of coming up with ideas
    • Problem-based business ideas (14:56)
    • Wouldn't it be great if (6:52)
    • Imagine the future (6:41)
    • Essential reading for those focusing on startups
    • Reverse imagination (5:28)
    • The Fit generator (6:41)
    • Cater to power users (11:10)
    • Reposition good / fast / cheap (8:54)
    • Spotting market inefficiencies (10:49)
    • Adding technology to an offline industry (7:36)
    • Disintermediation (7:16)
    • Vertical Integration (5:52)
    • One-step solutions (5:30)
    • Make it eco-friendly (5:42)
    • Bloated margins (10:24)
    • Section 4 review material
    • QUIZ 3: Ways of coming up with ideas
  • Business models
    • A comprehensive list of online business models & who uses them
    • Saas: Software as a Service (12:56)
    • Subscriptions & Memberships (7:40)
    • PWYW: Pay what you want (6:39)
    • The sharing economy (7:52)
    • Marketplaces (8:00)
    • On Demand (4:08)
    • Curated Boxes (4:45)
    • DTC: Direct to Consumer (5:44)
    • Crowdsourced catalogs & inventory (3:17)
    • Section 5 review material
    • QUIZ 4: Business models
  • Evaluate & test
    • Intro to section 6 (1:45)
    • Matching fit (12:17)
    • Pain to payment (5:03)
    • Sustainability (10:18)
    • Path to validation (8:38)
    • Unfair advantages (7:00)
    • Section 6 review material
    • QUIZ 5: Evaluate & test
  • Idea advice & commentary
    • The value of ideas (8:53)
    • Red oceans & Blue oceans (8:16)
    • Idea frameworks & Unreasonable people (4:17)
    • West coast, east coast (5:36)
    • Avoid threshold problems (4:52)
    • Section 7 review material
    • QUIZ 6: Idea advice
  • Playing with the web app
    • Round 1: Lonely outsourcers & bartering virtual workers (3:35)

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1-Day MVP 2.0: Go from Idea to MVP

New Business Idea? New Feature for Your App? Create a Minimum Viable Product in One Day

By Evan Kimbrell | in Online Courses

Don't waste your best ideas because you're afraid of the process of bringing them to life. This course will give you the tools to turn any idea into a working prototype in just one day. You'll learn to fully formulate and validate your ideas and launch them with minimum upfront costs. With the skills taught in this course, you'll be winning over investors and collecting users in no time.

  • Receive top-notch instruction w/ 71 lectures & 16 hours of content
  • Finally pursue the business idea of your dreams
  • Learn the skills to be a successful entrepreneur
  • Learn from a top-rated instructor
  • Understand how to beat the competition
  • Study how to set up successful ad campaigns
  • Make wireframes & pitch decks
  • Win over investors w/ a Pidoco interactive prototype
Evan Kimbrell is the founder and director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, he has overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and GNC. Before founding Sprintkick, Evan worked as a VC for the LA-based Juvo Capital firm.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Introduction - Getting Lean
    • Course Overview
    • The first thing to do (1:00)
    • Lean in 5 minutes
    • The lean mindset
    • What is an MVP?
    • Climbing MVP mountain
    • Introduction to Section 1 activity: How would you MVP?
    • Section 1 activity: How would you MVP?
    • Section 1 review material
  • Getting even leaner (OPTIONAL)
    • Should I watch this section? WATCH ME
    • Fakin' it on the Serengeti
    • Makin' it on the Serengeti
    • MVP strategies
    • Section 2 review material
  • Setting up your experiment (Checkpoint: 1)
    • Intro to Airbasket and Docs to go
    • Smell test
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Smell test with Airbasket
    • Crafting your hypothesis
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Airbasket's hypothesis (2:56)
    • Identifying your riskiest assumption
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Riskiest assumptions for Airbasket
    • Setting your minimum criteria for success
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Minimum Criteria for success for Airbasket
    • Section 3 review material
  • Identifying your target market
    • Drill down on potential customers
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Drill down on potential customers for Airbasket
    • Triage your list down to 3
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Triage a list of 3 for Airbasket
    • Customer segmentation
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Customer segmentation for Airbasket
    • User personas
    • FOLLOW ALONG: User personas for Airbasket
    • Section 4 review material
  • Competitive Analysis
    • Intro to competitive analysis
    • 3 rules of competitive analysis
    • Searching for competitors
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Searching for competitors for Airbasket
    • The 7 criteria for judgement
    • Red Oceans & Blue Oceans
    • Approve/Deny - Competitive analysis
    • Section 5 review material
  • Lean Customer development
    • What are customer interviews and why do we do them?
    • The drill down list
    • Building a hit list
    • Finding people to interview - Same problem people
    • Finding people to interview - Influencers, competitors
    • Finding people to interview - Forums, commenters, everyone else
    • Finding interviewees for the lazy man
    • How to get them to talk
    • Mass emailing with Streak
    • How to run a customer interview correctly
    • FOLLOW ALONG: Airbasket: Customer 1 interview - Discussion
    • Now what?
    • Approve/Deny - Customer interviews
  • Creating your pitch experiment
    • What's a pitch experiment?
    • Landing page 101
    • Conceptualizing your hook
    • Using a headline template
    • Call to actions
    • Features and benefits
    • 3 levels of validation
    • Getting setup in Launchrock
    • OPTIONAL: Customizing your page with Canva
    • FOLLOW ALONG: How I set up my Launchrock for Airbasket
    • Subjective vs. objective and the importance of both
  • Pitching to soft targets
    • Why we don't message our friends
    • The game plan
    • Getting your 100: Reddit
    • Getting your 100: Hacker News, Product Hunt
    • Getting your 100: Blog attack
    • Getting your 100: Honorable mentions
    • Astroturfing
    • Going over Launchrock results
    • Approve/Deny - Simple pitch experiment
  • Upgrading your pitch experiment
    • Upgrading our test and going for more
    • 4 new bells & whistles
    • Pick your tool
    • Getting set up with Instapage
    • Adding your new bells & whistles
    • Introducing A/B testing
  • Testing your idea against paid traffic
    • Setting up Facebook ads
    • Setting up Google ads
    • Approve/Deny - Complex pitch experiment
  • Building a functional MVP
    • Legos & Glue
    • You finished the course!
  • DocsToGo Follow Along
    • Smell test for Docs to Go
    • Docs to Go's hypothesis
    • Riskiest assumptions for Docs to Go
    • Minimum criteria for success for Docs to Go
    • User personas for Docs to Go
    • Drill down on potential customers for Docs to Go
    • Triage a list of 3 for Docs to Go
    • Finding competitors for Docs to Go
    • How I setup my Launchrock for DocsToGo
    • How I'm doing customer interviews for Docs to Go
    • Docs To Go Interview #1
    • Docs to Go: Interview #1 - Discussion
    • Docs To Go Interview #2
    • Docs to Go: Interview #2 - Discussion
    • Docs To Go Interview #3
    • Docs to Go: Interview #3 - Discussion
    • Docs to Go: Interview #4 - Discussion
    • Docs to Go: Interview #5 - Discussion
  • OLD SECTIONS: Finding your killer idea
    • The idea validation framework
    • Our example idea for covering this module
    • Customer Segmentation
    • Running a Qualitative Analysis offline
    • Section 2 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Scoping out the potential competition
    • Advanced search techniques for finding competition
    • Running a Competitive Analysis
    • Section 3 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Getting your first real customer feedback
    • 5 second test
    • Proved.co method
    • Email Validation
    • Forum Validation
    • Section 4 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Running your first pitch experiment
    • Setting up a Launchrock Page
    • Using Unbounce for more in depth testing
    • Making Unbounce fit your idea
    • Setting up A/B tests for your Unbounce page
    • Adding conversion goals + dynamic text
    • Adding a Payment button to your page
    • Extra: Using a payment button in email
    • Extra: Using templates for extra wow
    • Extra: Getting a logo for free
    • Extra: Getting a better logo for $5
    • Extra: Getting domain names
    • Section 5 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Testing your idea in the wild
    • Google
    • Facebook
    • Extra: Get free ad coupons for Google ($75), Facebook ($50), and Bing ($50)
    • Section 6 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Evaluating Results
    • Looking over the results
    • What to do with emails IMMEDIATELY
    • To repeat or not
    • Section 7 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Prototyping your idea
    • Why do we prototype?
    • Terminology A-Z
    • Wireframing vs Prototyping
    • The difference in "lo-fi" and "hi-fi"
    • The best tools to use
    • The prototyping creedo
    • The Sx5 Prototying framework
    • Section 8 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Planning out your prototype
    • Developing the master strategy
    • Creating your everything list, aka "scope"
    • Section 9 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Creating wireframes
    • Introduction to sketching
    • What you need to sketch
    • Let's start sketching
    • Finish up your sketch
    • Introduction to Balsamiq
    • Finishing up Balsamiq
    • The Balsamiq end product
    • Using your first web tool, Pidoco
    • Going deeper with Pidoco
    • What to start with first
    • Creating a sitemap upfront
    • Using templates
    • Handling images in Pidoco
    • Creating the Happy Hour app in Pidoco
    • Adding and controlling layers in Pidoco
    • Annotating with Pidoco
    • Section 10 review material
  • OLD SECTIONS: Adding interactivity
    • Getting design done
    • Why I don't use HTML / CSS
    • Introducing M.A.P.
    • Adding Interactivity to your prototype
    • Collaborators and Reviewers
    • Creating the tablet version
    • Section 11 review material
  • Feedback section
    • Send feedback about new courses & lectures
    • Using Alerts to keep tabs on competitors
    • My customer interview template
    • Customer Interview Generator

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Master Outsourcing: Get the Best Price & Save Time

Learn to Outsource Like a Pro by Mastering Uncommon Techniques & Skills

By Evan Kimbrell | in Online Courses

One of the most efficient cost-cutting measures that businesses use is outsourcing. Learn to outsource effectively, and you'll not only have the tools to save up to 90% on your next project, but you'll complete each task faster. There are endless opportunities for outsourcing available - you just need to know how to use them.

  • Understand how to outsource the right tasks at the right time w/ 78 lectures & 15 hours of content 24/7
  • Be 10x more efficient than those that don't outsource
  • Incorporate outsourcing into your projects, business, or job
  • Get the lowest, most reasonable price every time
  • Learn from a top-rated, experienced instructor
  • Outsource a variety of tasks including: web dev, mobile app dev, logo design, market research, customer feedback, email marketing, sales, proofreading & more
Evan Kimbrell is the founder and director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, he has overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and GNC. Before founding Sprintkick, Evan worked as a VC for the LA-based Juvo Capital firm.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

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  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Introduction to the course
    • Course Overview
    • First thing to do (0:58)
    • What is outsourcing?
    • What should you outsource and what should you not
    • Planning your budget and estimating costs
    • Section 1 review material
  • Getting Started
    • Where to find outsourcing firms and freelancers
    • Introduction to Elance
    • Going further in depth with Elance
    • Introduction to UpWork
    • Going further in depth with Upwork
    • Introduction to Freelancer
    • Using alternative techniques and platforms to find contractors
    • Section 2 review material
  • Dive Deeper
    • Planning your subcontracting strategy
    • Deciding between a firm or a freelancer
    • Country Profiles & how to pick your ideal combination
    • The relationship between Price & Autonomy
    • The Goldilocks syndrome
    • Section 3 review material
  • Posting Expertise
    • Writing a title that attracts the right bids
    • Hands on with writing titles
    • Writing the perfect description
    • Getting hands on with writing descriptions
    • Getting the settings right
    • Section 4 review material
  • Strategies for minimizing costs and time
    • Rapid cycling posts
    • The $50 test
    • The "Keyer" question strategy
    • Repeating the project back to you
    • Getting them off the platform
    • The long term strategy
    • Using messaging to your advantage
    • Fixed rate vs per hour? Use our technique instead
    • The Specializations strategy
    • Section 5 review material
  • Best Practices
    • 6 pillars for evaluating contractors
    • 6 red flags for contractors
    • How important is site reputation?
    • Understanding your response rate
    • How to handle extra work and specifications
    • What is good? Avoid this trap
    • How to treat referrals
    • Is outsourcing a long term solution?
    • Legality with outsourcing
    • Section 6 review material
  • Documentation
    • Creating an overview (5:51)
    • Creating a functions list (10:29)
    • Example: Creating our functions list
    • Adding pages
    • Creating the user section
    • Creating the parameters list (10:50)
    • Adding comments
    • Intro to Balsamiq
    • Going further with Balsamiq (3:32)
    • An example site made in Balsamiq (3:20)
    • Section 7 review material
  • Selecting the right person
    • What to look for in their language
    • Analyzing language further
    • The response rate test
    • Dissecting their Bid amount
    • Section 8 review material
  • Internal Management skills
    • Getting acquainted with Asana, the king of project management tools
    • Going further with Asana
    • Section 9 review material
  • Bug Hunting
    • Becoming a bug hunting master
    • Bug hunting on mobile
    • Some thoughts on bug hunting
    • TIP: Accelerate your testing this way
    • Section 10 review material
  • Common Scenarios and how to handle them
    • Low quality work
    • Missing Deadlines
    • Repeatedly missing bugs
    • They ask for money upfront
    • They bid and disappear
    • Contractor raises their price
    • Section 11 review material
  • Feedback section
    • Send feedback about new lectures / content

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The Complete Guide to Run a Mobile App Dev Business - From Novice to Professional

Create a Job That Fits Your Lifestyle with A Comprehensive Guide to Running Your Own Mobile Development Business

By Evan Kimbrell | in Online Courses

As more people access the internet with their mobile devices, companies are increasing their focus on building their mobile app presence. Consequently, there is a huge demand for mobile app developers and great opportunity for competent developers to operate independent businesses. Through this course, you'll learn how to jumpstart a career as a mobile app freelancer, and build a business where you'll be your own boss.

  • Access 87 lectures & 18 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn step by step from a successful independent contractor
  • Shorten your learning curve & protect yourself from costly mistakes
  • Grow your business faster & with fewer hiccups
  • Tailor your business to your lifestyle
  • Get free access to important legal documents that are essential for contractors
Evan Kimbrell is the founder and director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, he has overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, & GNC. Before founding Sprintkick, Evan worked as a VC for the LA-based Juvo Capital firm.

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming, download for offline access
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

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  • Internet required

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Course Overview (9:30)
    • First thing to do (0:58)
    • 7 reasons to start a mobile app development business (10:35)
    • The Sprintkick story (4:58)
    • Section 1 review material
  • The Essentials
    • The startup timeline (10:05)
    • How does this work as a programmer / non programmer? (5:20)
    • iOS versus Android (10:56)
    • Native versus hybrid (10:51)
    • Build yourself or contract? (5:22)
    • In house hiring or out house? (8:27)
    • In country or out of country? (4:44)
    • Section 2 review material
  • Setting up your presence
    • Focus on 80/20 solutions for your online presence (4:30)
    • Looking at other studios (11:25)
    • Going further into depth looking at studios (11:57)
    • Picking and configuring a template on Templatemonster (18:03)
    • Picking and configuring a template on ThemeForest (9:43)
    • Selecting a name (14:08)
    • Advanced: Upgrade your presence with custom design (5:58)
    • Section 3 review material
  • Finding subcontractors
    • What makes a good long term partner? (3:52)
    • Intro to Elance (19:32)
    • Intro to Elance 2 (2:43)
    • Intro to Upwork (19:38)
    • Intro to Upwork 2 (5:51)
    • Intro to Freelancer (8:59)
    • Finding freelancers elsewhere (5:38)
    • Section 4 review material
  • Building a portfolio
    • How important are portfolios? (5:55)
    • Use these tricks to grow your portfolio faster (4:38)
    • Thoughts about portfolios (4:06)
    • Buying testimonials and case studies (7:11)
    • Section 5 review material
  • Getting clients
    • Strategy: Email scrape and blast (11:16)
    • Strategy: Offer adjacent services to those hiring in house (11:31)
    • Strategy: Discount offers to groups (11:02)
    • Strategy: Use your affiliations (4:11)
    • Strategy: Tag your work (5:01)
    • Strategy: Sell things that require maintanence (3:15)
    • Strategy: This sucks let me fix it (4:47)
    • Strategy: The perpetual discount (4:13)
    • Strategy: Build something and give it away (6:58)
    • Strategy: Making tutorials strategy (8:39)
    • Section 6 review material
  • Building proposals
    • Our technique, just in depth costs of everything (7:32)
    • Types of proposals (15:03)
    • Components of proposals (19:17)
    • Tools for getting proposals done faster (17:55)
    • How much do you customize? (7:49)
    • Ballpark estimate versus exacto (6:07)
    • Strategy: Introduce ideas and see if they stick (5:10)
    • Section 7 review material
  • Managing clients
    • Keep the right distance from clients (8:38)
    • Confidence is key (8:35)
    • Just enough jargon (8:12)
    • Sniffing out their budget (12:40)
    • Speed is important with clients (6:28)
    • Client budgets and what difference they make (4:38)
    • Do you deliver what's good or what the client likes? (5:14)
    • Don't talk about problems, say what's happening (2:20)
    • Is the client always right? (7:30)
    • Section 8 review material
  • Best Practices
    • Should you submit the app for your client? (6:54)
    • Under promise, over deliver (10:12)
    • What is agile? Should I use it? (8:12)
    • Price per project, price per hour (8:01)
    • Should you worry about competition? (4:37)
    • Hedging your launch date (4:06)
    • Beautiful design makes beautiful development (5:48)
    • Running without contracts (6:47)
    • Red flags for bad clients (10:04)
    • Rich clients versus successful clients (3:53)
    • Tell when you're getting fizzled (8:00)
    • Don't quote off the top of your head (4:24)
    • Meeting in person (9:51)
    • Is there a benefit to delivering early? (2:42)
    • Repeat customers are the best (3:38)
    • Avoid assumers (5:03)
    • Section 9 review material
  • Internal management is crucial
    • Intro to Asana (12:35)
    • Getting more into depth with Asana (10:17)
    • Making Asana work for you (13:45)
    • Section 10 review material
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