Get the best price for your project: Advanced strategies for hiring contractors
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Welcome to the class!2:16
First thing to do1:05
The "Keyer" question strategy7:36
The $50 test4:02
Rapid cycling posts4:47
Repeating the project back to you4:06
Getting them off the platform4:15
The long term strategy5:12
Use messaging to your advantage7:07
Negotiate hybrid rates9:30
Divide by specializations6:10
Keep the learning going1:50
About This Class
Outsourcing has endless possibilities - if you know how to use it. 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 - you'll be able to hit goals sooner and spend only a fraction of what you would have otherwise needed.
This class is for those of you who already have some experience looking for and hiring freelancers, firms, or contractors. I'm going to show you a couple of more advanced techniques for extracting the most value from whomever you hire. Implementing these techniques will help you save time and money, especially if you plan on using a freelancer to test new features and ideas.
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.
What you'll learn:
- Use advanced techniques for bringing your project together quicker, negotiating bid prices, and vetting your potential partners
- Be able to 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
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!