Working with freelancers: Picking the right fit and keeping the project on track
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Welcome to the class!1:56
First thing to do1:05
5 pillars for evaluating contractors14:28
6 red flags for hiring contractors7:31
How to handle extra work and specifications2:02
Is contracting a long term solution?5:35
How to handle referrals3:08
Understanding your response rate4:34
How important is site reputation?4:44
Keep the learning going1:41
About This Class
If you're like many other entrepreneurs, you will, at some point, need to hire a freelancer or two. And as if managing your personal relationships wasn't hard enough, now you've got to effectively manage a freelancer relationship - which is more complicated than you'd think. Chances are you're going to have to sift through a lot of candidates, so where to begin?
This class is a crash course on how to choose and work well with a freelancer by figuring out what qualities to look for and what to avoid - plus some other quick tips that I've gathered from my experience in hiring and managing freelancers. You'll pick up the techniques needed to ensure that your next freelance hire is a good one.
What you'll learn: (italics)
- How to choose a freelancer that fits
- How to keep things on track
- Red flags to look for
What you'll do:
You're going to go out into the big, wide Internet world, post a job listing on Freelancer or Upwork and review the bids that come in. Take screenshots of the good and red-flagged candidates, post them to the Project Gallery (no personal information), and explain why they are or aren't the right fit.
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!