Master Outsourcing | Get the best price & save time

Learn how to outsource like a professional. Master uncommon techniques & skills for guaranteeing project success.

4.41 (422 reviews)
15 hours
Jul 2022
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What you will learn

Understand what is and isn't outsourcing

Validate your idea's preparedness and eligibility for outsourcing

Understand how much to budget and ways to reduce project costs

Navigate the biggest outsourcing platforms: UpWork and Freelancer

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

Intelligently choose your ideal price point and preferred region

Write job titles, descriptions, and settings that bring in high-quality bids

Use wireframing tools like Balsamiq to quickly put together mockups of your idea

Use advanced techniques to bring your project together faster, negotiate bid prices, and vet potential partners

Employ common and uncommon best practices for outsourcing

Keep your project on track and increase transparency with tools like Asana and Trello

Bug hunt and run QA tests like a professional

Navigate the most common scenarios that arise from outsourcing


People that are skilled at outsourcing can be 10x more efficient than those who are not. 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.

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.

Learn how to outsource and you'll make magic with your project's to-do list. You'll be able to hit goals sooner while spending a fraction of what you planned. Save your project by going lean and shifting your attention and resources to other crucial areas.

Website development, mobile app development, logo design, market research, customer feedback, email marketing, sales, promotion, scheduling, editing, proofreading, ghostwriting, interviewing, application testing, bookkeeping, employee vetting - these are just some of the things you can outsource.

Virtually every company and startup outsources in some way. Outsourcing has endless possibilities - you just need to know how to use it. 


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Introduction to the course (39 minutes)

Course Overview
Join our community on Slack!
What is outsourcing?
What you should outsource and what you should not
Planning your budget and estimating costs
Section 1 review material
Review sheets - all in one PDF

Getting started (70 minutes)

Where to find outsourcing firms and freelancers
Introduction to Elance
Going further in-depth with Elance
Introduction to UpWork
Going further in-depth with Upwork
Introduction to Freelancer
Using alternative techniques and platforms to find contractors
Section 2 review material

Diving deeper (63 minutes)

Planning your subcontracting strategy
Deciding between a firm or a freelancer
Country profiles & how to pick your ideal combination
The relationship between Price & Autonomy
The Goldilocks syndrome
Section 3 review material

Posting expertise (67 minutes)

Writing a title that attracts the right bids
Hands on with writing titles
Writing the perfect description
Getting hands on with writing descriptions
Getting the settings right
Section 4 review material

Strategies for minimizing costs and time (54 minutes)

Rapid cycling posts
The $50 test
The "Keyer" question strategy
Repeating the project back to you
Getting them off the platform
The long term strategy
Using messaging to your advantage
Fixed rate vs per hour? Use our technique instead
The Specializations strategy
Section 5 review material

Best practices (74 minutes)

5 pillars for evaluating contractors
6 red flags for contractors
How important is site reputation?
Understanding your response rate
How to handle extra work and specifications
What is good? Avoid this trap
How to treat referrals
Is outsourcing a long term solution?
Legality with outsourcing
Outsourcing & Protecting your IP
Section 6 review material

Documentation (98 minutes)

Creating an overview
Creating a functions list
Example: Creating our functions list
Adding pages
Creating the user section
Creating the parameters list
Adding comments
Intro to Balsamiq
Going further with Balsamiq
An example site made in Balsamiq
Section 7 review material

Selecting the right person (41 minutes)

What to look for in their language
Further analyzing language
The response rate test
Dissecting their bid amount
Section 8 review material

Internal management skills (23 minutes)

Getting acquainted with Asana, the king of project management tools
Going further with Asana
Section 9 review material

Bug hunting (19 minutes)

Becoming a bug hunting master
Bug hunting on mobile
Some thoughts on bug hunting
TIP: Accelerate your testing this way
Section 10 review material

Common scenarios and how to handle them (39 minutes)

Low quality work
Missing Deadlines
Repeatedly missing bugs
They ask for money upfront
They bid and disappear
Contractor raises their price
Section 11 review material

Bonus Section

Bonus Lecture: How to get your next course for $13.99


May 12, 2022
Good course with a lot of nice pointers. However, I thought it was more up to date than it was when I started. For example Asana as a project management tool. The version he explains is years old. Elance that he talks and shows a lot does not exist anymore and is a part of Upwork.
April 18, 2022
Very good course. I don't feel this course could become outdated due to how transferable the content is.
December 21, 2021
Very comprehensive approach to outsourcing but with practical ways and real life examples. Even it has a freelancing orientation, you can easily relate all knowledge to the more strict business sector. Great course!
November 29, 2021
I realised early on that outsourcing doesn't fit my idea but decided to finish the course because I might take advantage of outsourcing later in the future. The course itself has a very good structure and Evan is a great teacher with so much valuable experience under his belt, not to mention the entrepreneurial knowledge as well. He really guides you through almost anything that may come up when you enter the world of outsourcing.
December 18, 2017
I want to explore a new skill that's why I took this course. I've learned so much about outsourcing, the do's and don'ts and how helpful outsourcing to everyone is. Excellent course!!
September 2, 2017
Every course of Evan has been an excellent course and provides excellent value.Thanks Evan again.i have also enjoyed your entrepreneurship course as well and this one as well and have gotten learn a lot.Thanks again
June 30, 2017
Duplicated course materials with "Outsource your idea | Launch your business for 1/4 the price" course
March 23, 2017
Evan is a good instructor and it seems like he has a wealth of experience. I wish that he took us through more back-and-forth with a real world outsourced app so we could see each step more clearly. Obviously this would not have answered all the problems that can arise, but it would show us more of the process. I appreciate all of the nuggets from this course and learned a lot.
March 1, 2017
I have finished approximately finished 60% of the course and I am already applying the knowledge. I hired one designer from Serbia and I have hired a virtual assistant from the Philippines. Great information and easy to apply. Loved it.
December 11, 2016
The instructor went through great details explaining every aspect of outsourcing. He didn't leave out anything not answered. I'll definitely use the accompanied materials as a guide for future projects.
August 14, 2016
The introduction is good but the course overview is delivered in 3 different sessions, when it can be all explained in 1 session. I want to start learning by session 2.
August 11, 2016
Nice course but way too long. The instructor certainly pays attention to details but he could have and should have shortened this course by a third easily. Useful though.
July 6, 2016
The course covers, in detail, how to engage, vet, and manage freelancers to complete projects on time and on budget.
March 16, 2016
By far the best course on outsourcing! The tutor is great at explaining the subject at heart. From zero to hero in outsourcing? This is the course you should get!
February 3, 2016
This is the only best course on Udemy teaching you everything about outsourcing, inside out. From your point of view, from the contractor's point of view, lots of hands-on tips and experience shared inside the course. I just used the knowledge I got in the course found out one of the best candidate! Thanks Evan for the great course! Bob



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