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Software Development / Mobile App Development

Running a Mobile App Dev Business: The Complete Guide

Learn how to start and grow a mobile app development business. Get up & running and making money in less than 1 week.

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"In the future, most people will access the internet through a mobile device. Mobile is the future." - Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google Today, companies and small businesses are increasingly focusing on building a mobile app presence. That represents a huge opportunity for you - bigger than it's ever been before. The mobile app development industry is growing at a blazing 43% per year and shows no signs of slowing down. Do you want to learn how to run a successful mobile app business, make great money, and kickstart your financial independence? Whether you want to code or not, you can capitalize on the over 16 BILLION dollars of money spent per year on mobile app development services. Part time or full time, you can make an awesome portfolio and an even better income taking on mobile app 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. And all from the comfort of your laptop ;) —————————————————————————— Hi, 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 only 1 small client to over 100+ clients. Today, we make apps for big name brands like Walmart, GNC, Dick's Sporting Goods and other Fortune 500 companies. I created this course to teach you how you can hit the ground running with starting a mobile app development business - even if you don't want to code! I see everyday too many people floundering to start or grow their mobile app development business because they don't have the mentorship or the guidance to do it right. Well, 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. —————————————————————————— These are some of the questions this course will answer for you: » Where do I start and how do I know if I should do this? » How do I choose a niche or whether or should specialize? » Android or iOS? Which one should I focus on? » Native or Hybrid? Which makes more sense for a business? » How should I make my portfolio and what is most effective? » How do I make professional proposals with spending tons of money? » How do I spend less time looking for clients and more on building apps? » How do I take on larger projects and make more money? » How do I find clients? » How do I keep clients from going to the competition? » Which clients are the most profitable and how do I find them? » How do I get clients to accept my estimates? » How did other companies get so successful with mobile app development? » How do I charge more for my services? » How can I bring in development partners to offload my work? And so much more. The course has over 85+ lectures and 22 hours of content!
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Curriculum

  • Introduction
    Course Overview
    9:31
    7 reasons to start a mobile app development business
    10:36
    The Sprintkick story
    4:59
    Review Material
  • The Essentials
    The startup timeline
    9:57
    How does this work as a programmer / non programmer?
    5:21
    iOS versus Android
    10:57
    Native versus hybrid
    10:52
    Build yourself or contract?
    5:22
    In house hiring or out house?
    8:28
    In country or out of country?
    4:45
    Review Material
  • Setting up your presence
    Focus on 80/20 solutions for your online presence
    4:31
    Looking at other studios
    11:25
    Going further into depth looking at studios
    11:58
    Picking and configuring a template on Templatemonster
    17:13
    Picking and configuring a template on ThemeForest
    9:44
    Selecting a name
    14:09
    Advanced: Upgrade your presence with custom design
    5:59
    Review Material
  • Finding subcontractors
    What makes a good long term partner?
    3:53
    Intro to Elance
    19:32
    Intro to Elance 2
    2:44
    Intro to oDesk
    19:39
    Intro to oDesk 2
    5:52
    Finding Freelancers
    9:00
    Review Material
  • Building a portfolio
    How important are portfolios?
    5:55
    Use these tricks to grow your portfolio faster
    4:39
    Thoughts about portfolios
    4:07
    Buying testimonials and case studies
    7:43
    Review Material
  • Getting clients
    Strategy: Email scrape and blast
    11:17
    Strategy: Offer adjacent services to those hiring in house
    11:32
    Strategy: Discount offers to groups
    11:03
    Strategy: Use your affiliations
    4:11
    Strategy: Tag your work
    5:02
    Strategy: Sell things that require maintanence
    3:16
    Strategy: This sucks let me fix it
    4:48
    Strategy: The perpetual discount
    4:14
    Strategy: Build something and give it away
    6:59
    Strategy: Making tutorials strategy
    8:40
    Review Material
  • Building proposals
    Our technique, just in depth costs of everything
    7:39
    Types of proposals
    15:10
    Components of proposals
    19:24
    Tools for getting proposals done faster
    18:01
    How much do you customize?
    7:55
    Ballpark estimate versus exacto
    6:08
    Strategy: Introduce ideas and see if they stick
    5:11
    Review Material
  • Managing clients
    Keep the right distance from clients
    8:39
    Confidence is key
    8:36
    Just enough jargon
    8:13
    Sniffing out their budget
    12:41
    Speed is important with clients
    6:29
    Client budgets and what difference they make
    4:39
    Do you deliver what's good or what the client likes?
    5:15
    Don't talk about problems, say what's happening
    2:21
    Review Material
  • Best Practices
    Should you submit the app for your client?
    6:55
    Under promise, over deliver
    10:13
    What is agile? Should I use it?
    8:13
    Price per project, price per hour
    8:01
    Should you worry about competition?
    4:38
    Hedging your launch date
    4:07
    Beautiful design makes beautiful development
    5:49
    Running without contracts
    6:48
    Red flags for bad clients
    10:05
    Rich clients versus successful clients
    3:54
    Tell when you're getting fizzled
    8:00
    Don't quote off the top of your head
    4:25
    Meeting in person
    9:51
    Is there a benefit to delivering early?
    2:43
    Repeat customers are the best
    3:39
    Avoid assumers
    5:04
    Review Material
  • Internal management is crucial
    Intro to Asana
    12:36
    Getting more into depth with Asana
    10:18
    Review Material

Skills

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Entrepreneurship

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