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Outsource your idea | Launch your business for 1/4 the price

Got an idea? Make it a reality for a fraction of the price. The complete guide to launching your idea with outsourcing

Description

What do Slack, Fab, Skype, Klout, and GitHub all have in common? They all started by outsourcing their product development. They didn't have technical founders, they didn't recruit a team of in-house engineers, and they didn't have gigantic development budgets. (And oh did I mention, they're collectively worth over 20 Billion dollars?) Outsourcing is the GO - TO strategy for saving time, money, and launching ideas that otherwise would never make it to market Did you know you can build a world class product without hiring an in-house team or recruiting partners? When you finish this course, you'll be able to outsource like a professional. You'll cut your development costs by up to 90% and become a much more capable & skilled entrepreneur
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Curriculum

  • Introduction
    Course Overview
    7:35
    What is outsourcing?
    6:28
    What is it good for and not good for
    12:13
    How much should I budget?
    12:14
    Review Material
  • Getting Started
    Where to find outsourcing firms and freelancers
    7:47
    Introduction to Elance
    19:32
    Going further in depth with Elance
    2:44
    Introduction to Upwork
    19:39
    Going further in depth with Upwork
    5:52
    Introduction to Freelancer
    8:45
    Other techniques and platforms for finding contractors
    5:39
    Review Material
  • Dive Deeper
    Picking the ideal subcontractor strategy for you
    8:25
    Deciding between a Firm or freelancer
    19:53
    Understanding outsourcing zones and picking the best fit
    18:35
    Understanding Price & Autonomy
    8:09
    The "Goldilocks Syndrome"
    7:40
    Review Material
  • Posting Expertise
    Writing the right title
    9:04
    Practicing with titles
    12:38
    Writing the right description
    11:05
    Getting hands on with writing description
    15:10
    Getting the settings right
    19:02
    Reviewing your settings further
    17:21
    Review Material
  • Plan out your idea for outsourcing (optional)
    The Sx5 framework for solidifying product ideas
    18:29
    Coming up with strategy, Sx1
    11:28
    Coming up with scope, Sx2
    18:24
    Review Material
  • Documentation
    Creating an overview
    5:52
    Adding the functions section
    10:30
    Going further into depth with functions
    10:34
    Creating the pages section
    19:49
    Creating parameters
    10:51
    Creating the users section
    11:08
    Adding comments
    2:50
    Review Material
  • Building a low fidelity wireframe
    Intro to sketching
    1:11
    Materials for sketching
    3:46
    Sketching it out
    8:14
    Sketching and the finishing touches
    14:57
    Upgrade to a tool, getting started with Pidoco
    10:25
    Getting used to the features in Pidoco
    11:42
    Creating a quick sitemap upfront
    14:55
    The site elements to start with
    5:38
    Using templates to save time
    2:33
    Handling images in Pidoco
    9:53
    Adding and controlling layers in Pidoco
    8:08
    Annotate everything
    10:47
    Alternative: Using Balsamiq for quick wireframing
    19:40
    Alternative: Using Balsamiq continued...
    3:33
    An example project created in Balsamiq
    3:11
    Review Material
  • Creating a demo for outsourcing (optional)
    Introducing M.A.P.
    10:01
    Adding interactivity to your prototype
    15:03
    Collaborators and Reviewers
    12:50
    Creating a tablet version
    9:57
    Review Material
  • Selecting the best person
    Reviewing bid language
    9:30
    Bid language in depth
    13:45
    The Response rate test
    6:29
    Dissecting the bid rate
    11:08
    Review Material
  • Strategies for getting the best price & experience
    Strategy: The $50 test
    4:13
    Strategy: Rapid cycling posts
    4:55
    Strategy: The Keyer question
    7:44
    Strategy: Repeat the project back to you
    4:13
    Strategy: Get them off the platform
    4:23
    Strategy: The long term strategy
    5:19
    Strategy: Messaging freelancers
    7:14
    Strategy: Dividing Specializations
    6:26
    Review Material
  • Best practices of outsourcing
    6 pillars for evaluating contractors
    15:53
    6 red flags for contractors
    7:50
    Response rate sets the tone
    4:42
    How important is site reputation?
    4:55
    How to handle referrals
    3:15
    Is outsourcing a long term solution?
    5:55
    How to handle extra work
    2:09
    Legality with outsourcing
    10:59
    Fixed rate versus hourly rate - use my method
    9:37
    What is good? Avoid this trap
    9:13
    Review Material
  • Managing your ongoing project
    Getting introduced to Asana
    12:27
    Getting better with Asana
    10:02
    Review Material
  • Bug hunting
    Becoming a bug hunting master
    11:14
    Bug hunting on mobile
    5:10
    Some thoughts on bug hunting
    1:40
    TIP: Accelerate your testing this way
    0:50
    Review Material
  • Common scenarios and how to handle them
    Low quality work
    6:15
    Missing Deadlines
    8:21
    Repeatedly missing bugs
    6:11
    They ask for money upfront
    5:16
    They bid and disappear
    4:19
    Contractor raises their price
    8:37
    Review Material

Skills

  • Outsourcing
  • Entrepreneurship

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