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Learn how to outsource like a professional. Master uncommon techniques & skills for guaranteeing project success.
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4.6 (132 ratings)
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Created by Evan Kimbrell
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what is and isn't outsourcing
  • Validate your idea's preparedness and eligibility for outsourcing
  • Understand how much to budget and ways to reduce project costs
  • Navigate the biggest outsourcing platforms: UpWork and Freelancer
  • Use advanced search criteria to find and locate more specific outsourcing partners
  • Build a contracting strategy that works with your level of experience and your idea's level of progress
  • Intelligently choose your ideal price point and preferred region
  • Write job titles, descriptions, and settings that bring in high-quality bids
  • Use wireframing tools like Balsamiq to quickly put together mockups of your idea
  • Use advanced techniques to bring your project together faster, negotiate bid prices, and vet potential partners
  • Employ common and uncommon best practices for outsourcing
  • Keep your project on track and increase transparency with tools like Asana and Trello
  • Bug hunt and run QA tests like a professional
  • Navigate the most common scenarios that arise from outsourcing
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Requirements
  • No pre-requisites.
  • Familiarity with common online communication tools is helpful but not necessary.
Description

People that are skilled at outsourcing can be 10x more efficient than those who are not. Knowing how to outsource effectively is an incredibly useful skill whether you're an entrepreneur, a manager, a marketer, or small business owner. Being able to incorporate outsourcing into your project, your business, or even your job can dramatically change your rate of success.

Cost is often the single largest factor in whether or not a project succeeds or fails. By mastering outsourcing you can virtually guarantee that you get the lowest and most reasonable price every time you launch or engage in a project.

Learn how to outsource and you'll make magic with your project's to-do list. You'll be able to hit goals sooner while spending a fraction of what you planned. Save your project by going lean and shifting your attention and resources to other crucial areas.

Website development, mobile app development, logo design, market research, customer feedback, email marketing, sales, promotion, scheduling, editing, proofreading, ghostwriting, interviewing, application testing, bookkeeping, employee vetting - these are just some of the things you can outsource.

Virtually every company and startup outsources in some way. Outsourcing has endless possibilities - you just need to know how to use it. 


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in outsourcing.
  • Anyone interested in getting a detailed understanding of outsourcing and the best ways of contracting work.
  • Anyone interested in improving their skills with project or product management.
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Curriculum For This Course
79 Lectures
14:54:29
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Introduction to the course (39 minutes)
6 Lectures 38:36

Join the Slack community and connect with other entrepreneurs & outsourcing students

  • Network with like-minded students
  • Connect with me directly
  • Follow along and ask lecture questions as you go
  • Learn from other students that are simultaneously watching the course
  • Pitch any ideas you have
  • Ask the community for help
  • Share the project you're working on
  • Find a cofounder for your next venture
  • Find exclusive jobs and opportunities 

Details inside.

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00:07


What you should outsource and what you should not
12:11

Planning your budget and estimating costs
12:13

Section 1 review material
26 pages
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Getting started (70 minutes)
8 Lectures 01:09:46
Where to find outsourcing firms and freelancers
07:41

Introduction to Elance
19:31

Going further in-depth with Elance
02:43

Introduction to UpWork
19:38

Going further in-depth with Upwork
05:51

Introduction to Freelancer
08:44

Using alternative techniques and platforms to find contractors
05:38

Section 2 review material
24 pages
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Diving deeper (63 minutes)
6 Lectures 01:02:33
Planning your subcontracting strategy
08:23

Deciding between a firm or a freelancer
19:52

Country profiles & how to pick your ideal combination
18:34

The relationship between Price & Autonomy
08:06

The Goldilocks syndrome
07:38

Section 3 review material
47 pages
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Posting expertise (67 minutes)
6 Lectures 01:07:00
Writing a title that attracts the right bids
09:03

Hands on with writing titles
12:37

Writing the perfect description
11:10

Getting hands on with writing descriptions
15:09

Getting the settings right
19:01

Section 4 review material
20 pages
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Strategies for minimizing costs and time (54 minutes)
10 Lectures 53:35
Rapid cycling posts
04:53

The $50 test
04:12

The "Keyer" question strategy
07:42

Repeating the project back to you
04:12

Getting them off the platform
04:21

The long term strategy
05:17

Using messaging to your advantage
06:57

Fixed rate vs per hour? Use our technique instead
09:36

The Specializations strategy
06:25

Section 5 review material
41 pages
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Best practices (74 minutes)
11 Lectures 01:14:09
5 pillars for evaluating contractors
16:21

6 red flags for contractors
07:49

How important is site reputation?
04:52

Understanding your response rate
04:40

How to handle extra work and specifications
02:08

What is good? Avoid this trap
09:18

How to treat referrals
03:14

Is outsourcing a long term solution?
05:54

Legality with outsourcing
10:56

Outsourcing & Protecting your IP
08:57

Section 6 review material
42 pages
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Documentation (98 minutes)
11 Lectures 01:37:50
Creating an overview
05:51

Creating a functions list
10:29

Example: Creating our functions list
10:33

Adding pages
19:48

Creating the user section
11:07

Creating the parameters list
10:50

Adding comments
02:49

Intro to Balsamiq
19:39

Going further with Balsamiq
03:24

An example site made in Balsamiq
03:20

Section 7 review material
25 pages
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Selecting the right person (41 minutes)
5 Lectures 41:25
What to look for in their language
09:44

Further analyzing language
13:59

The response rate test
06:35

Dissecting their bid amount
11:07

Section 8 review material
20 pages
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Internal management skills (23 minutes)
3 Lectures 22:26
Getting acquainted with Asana, the king of project management tools
12:25

Going further with Asana
10:01

Section 9 review material
10 pages
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Bug hunting (19 minutes)
5 Lectures 18:27
Becoming a bug hunting master
11:02

Bug hunting on mobile
04:58

Some thoughts on bug hunting
01:38

TIP: Accelerate your testing this way
00:49

Section 10 review material
17 pages
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Evan Kimbrell
4.5 Average rating
9,457 Reviews
122,554 Students
15 Courses
Founder of Sprintkick | Ex-VC | Ex-startup founder

Hi, I'm Evan Kimbrell. Thanks for checking out my course.

Currently, I'm the Founder and Director of Sprintkick, a full-service, referral-based digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the past four years I've overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from two-man bootstrapping startups to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, and GNC.

Prior to Sprintkick I worked as a VC for a new firm called Juvo Capital, based out of L.A. I spearheaded the firm's expansion into Silicon Valley and into the Consumer Web tech category.

In the long long ago, I was a co-founder for an educational software startup called ScholarPRO that raised a ton of money and then spectacularly blew up (in the bad way). Before it exploded like the Death Star, I went through five tech incubators (yes, five): Tech Stars, Excelerate Labs, MassChallenge, Babson Venture Program, and Sparkseed.

I'm an avid Airbnb host for the Fisherman's Wharf district of San Francisco. My space has the #1 search ranking for my area, has hosted over 200+ people, and is currently booking out 18 months in advance. I've helped multiple hosts get their properties listed and their prices per night maximized. Results range from an extra +50% in price for established hosts and +400% for brand new hosts.

Hope you enjoy my courses!