Business strategy for mobile app development freelancers: Position yourself for success
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Welcome to the class!2:04
First thing to do1:05
iOS versus Android10:46
Native versus hybrid10:38
Build yourself or contract?4:33
In house hiring or out house?8:21
Keep the learning going1:32
About This Class
If you're new to mobile app development or venturing out into the big, bad world as a big, not-bad freelancer, you'll need to know how to position and pitch yourself to prospective clients. You'd be surprised (on second thought, maybe not) at how many developers don't know how to do this. Unfortunately, being able to build an app is not enough. Like any other entrepreneur, you'll need to strategize.
This class will teach you how to hone your business skills. You'll come out of here knowing the answers to crucial contextual and platform-specific questions that will help you sell your services as a freelancer. Should you go native or hybrid? iOS or Android? ...Blackberry? How to brand? How to expand? How to outsource?
We all know there are tons of benefits to being a developer (we're mainly talking about money). Now just imagine those benefits if you become a super-developer (we're mainly talking about money and boats).
What you'll learn:
- How to make crucial marketing decisions
- Specialization strategies
- When and how to scale
- When and how to subcontract
What you'll do:
I want you to go on a scavenger for hybrid apps. They're out there...waiting.
Hi, I'm Evan Kimbrell.
Thanks for checking out my classes.
Currently, I'm the Founder, Director of Sprintkick, a referral-based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the past 4 years, I've overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man startups bootstrapping their initial idea to multibillion dollar Fortune 100's like Wal-Mart, Dick's Sporting Goods, & GNC.
Prior to Sprintkick, I worked as a VC for a firm called Juvo Capital, based out of L.A. I spearheaded the firm's expansion into the Silicon Valley deal flow and into the Consumer Web tech category.
Before working for Juvo, 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 5 tech incubators (yes 5) with Tech Stars, Excelerate Labs, MassChallenge, Babson Venture Program, and Sparkseed.
That's enough about me. Hope you enjoy my class!