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Web development is one of the fastest growing online industries today. It's important for every business to have an online presence and that represents a huge opportunity for you. Whether you want to code or not, you can capitalize on the over 24 billion dollars of money spent per year on web development services. Whether you want to work part-time or full-time, you can create an awesome portfolio and an even better income taking on web development projects.
In this course, I'm going to show you how to jumpstart your business, grow it quickly, and manage your business like a professional - all from the comfort of your laptop.
I'm Evan Kimbrell and I'm the founder of Sprintkick, a full service web & mobile application studio based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years I've personally overseen the launch of over 100 apps all the way from concept to deployment. I've grown my business 400% a year from one small client to 100+ clients. Today, we make apps for big name brands like Walmart, GNC, Dick's Sporting Goods, and other Fortune 500 companies.
I see too many people floundering to start or grow their web development business because they don't have the mentorship or the guidance to do it right. This course is my answer for all of you who have reached out for help. I've piled everything I know and everything that has made my business successful into this course. I created this course to teach you how you can hit the ground running with starting a web development business - even if you don't want to code.
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|Section 1: Introduction (39 minutes)|
First thing to do
The Sprintkick story
Seven reasons to start a web development businessPreview
How to add development services to an already existing business
Who this course is for
Section 1 Review Material
|Section 2: The Essentials (47 minutes)|
Understanding the development stack
How to pick a stack
The startup timeline
How does this work as a programmer / non programmer?
How do development firms typically work?
Build yourself or subcontract?
In-house hiring or out-of-house?
Section 2 Review Material
|Section 3: Planning your strategy (40 minutes)|
Good - Fast - Cheap
Planning for the grind
To niche or not to niche
Types of subcontractors
In-country or out-of-country?
Section 3 Review Material
|Section 4: Setting up your presence (76 minutes)|
Focus on 80/20 solutions for web presence
Looking at other studios Part 1
Looking at other studios Part 2
Finding a template on TemplateMonster
Finding a template on themeforest
Selecting a name
Advanced: Upgrading your presence with custom design
Section 4 Review Material
|Section 5: Finding subcontractors (74 minutes)|
Where to find subcontractors
What makes a good long term partner?
Intro to Elance Part 1
Intro to Elance Part 2
Intro to UpWork Part 1
Intro to UpWork Part 2
Intro to Freelancer
Finding freelancers elsewhere
Section 5 Review Material
|Section 6: Building a portfolio (22 minutes)|
Building portfolios upfront
Use these tricks to grow your portfolio faster
Thoughts about portfolios
Buying testimonials and case studies with catchafire
Section 6 Review Material
|Section 7: Getting clients (72 minutes)|
Strategy: Email scrape and blast
Strategy: Offer adjacent services to those trying to hire in house
Strategy: Discount offers to groups
Strategy: Use your affiliations
Strategy: Tag your work
Strategy: Selling things that require maintenance
Strategy: This sucks, let me fix it
Strategy: The perpetual discount
Strategy: Build something and give it away
Strategy: Making tutorials strategy
Section 7 Review Material
|Section 8: Building proposals (84 minutes)|
Types of proposals
Components of proposals
Types of estimates
Our technique, in depth costs of everything
Going over tools for improving your proposals
How much do you customize
Ballpark estimates versus exacto
Strategy: Introduce ideas and see if they stick
Section 8 Review Material
|Section 9: Managing clients (60 minutes)|
How to keep the right amount of distance
Confidence is key
Just enough jargon
Sniffing out their budget
Speed is important with clients
Is the client always right?
Don't talk about problems, say what's happening
Do you deliver what's good or what the client likes?
Section 9 Review Material
|Section 10: Best practices (105 minutes)|
Under promise, over deliver
What is agile? Should I use it?
Client budgets and what difference they make
Web presence clients aren't worth it
Price per project, price per hour
Should you worry about competition?
Hedging your launch date
Beautiful design makes beautiful development
Running without contracts
Red flags for bad clients
Rich clients versus successful clients
Tell when you're getting fizzled
Don't quote off the top of your head
Meeting in person
Is there a benefit to delivering early?
Repeat customers are the best
Section 10 Review Material
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!