How to come up with killer business ideas: complete workshop

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How to come up with killer business ideas: complete workshop

Course Description
One of the most problematic things about learning Web Development is that Teachers tend to only cover just enough to get you through. This course is about learning Web Development and obtaining a full understanding of all three languages. I take a more direct approach, teaching you nearly all of the syntax and helping you understand why they exist by delving into some of the history about Web Development, and then I reinforce this with quizzes after every 5 videos along with several Code-Along Projects.

Each video is so simplified that there is no need to constantly check for the code in the downloads page. Each Part is a full list of Syntax from W3C, the makers of HTML5 and CSS3, so that almost No Syntax is missed. We go over each one and I give you the simplified explanation of what the syntax does and how to use it or why it is used.

As my Students from Learn The Quickest Way for Writing a Book that I use can tell you, I take students seriously. I respond within a day and, if it’s a problem I think other students may have, I create an entire video just for that one problem.

This course will be included inside of each bigger language that I cover, Ruby, C#, Python, and Nodejs. If you have taken multiple Web Development courses and some of the information just doesn’t seem to stick, then this is likely the perfect course for you. So, c’mon and join me in learning how to develop websites from scratch!

What are the requirements?
No prior knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or Photoshop/Paint is needed.
What am I going to get from this course?
Find multiple solutions to web development problems with ease.
Identify nearly all syntax in basic web development with a good understanding of what each one does.
Gain a thorough understand of JavaScript so that learning EmberJs and jQuery is easier.
What is the target audience?
This Web Development course is for both beginning developers and intermediate developers wanting to fully understand the basics of Web Development in both programing and the actual history of Web Development.
This course covers both commonly used HTML elements and even notes outdated syntax to prepare developers for what they may have to fix in the future.
This course is for those who are looking for a quality Web Development course at a low price.


Section 1: Introduction (18 minutes)
Course Overview
How to get the most out of the course
First thing to do
How to use the web app – the idea generator
Your most important tool – the scratchpad
ACTIVITY: Idea lister builder
WORKSHEET: Idea Lister Builder
8 pages
RESOURCES: Recording your ideas
Section 1 review material
22 pages
Section 2: Laying the groundwork (47 minutes)
Intro to Section 2
The idea equation
Areas to isolate & target
5 types of innovation
Recap of idea dynamics
Section 2 review material
32 pages
Concepts from section 2
5 questions
Section 3: Making it fit (59 minutes)
Intro to Section 3
The Fit Quadrant: Hobbies & Passions
The Fit Quadrant: Skills & Experiences
ACTIVITY: Hobbies, Passions, Skills, & Experience
WORKSHEET: Hobbies, Passions, Skills, & Experience
7 pages
ACTIVITY: List out your goals
WORKSHEET: Fill out your goals
2 pages
The 3 business types: pick yours
How good does my idea have to be?
The Eureka myth
Section 3 review material
55 pages
Making it fit
5 questions
Section 4: Ways of coming up with ideas (114 minutes)
Problem-based business ideas
Wouldn’t it be great if
Imagine the future
Essential reading for those focusing on startups
Reverse imagination
The Fit generator
Cater to power users
Reposition: Good / Fast / Cheap
Spotting market inefficiencies
Adding technology to an offline industry
Vertical integration
One-step solutions
Make it eco-friendly
Bloated margins
Section 4 review material
81 pages
Ways of coming up with ideas
5 questions
Section 5: Business models (61 minutes)
A comprehensive list of online business models & who uses them
Saas: Software as a Service
Subscriptions & Memberships
PWYW: Pay what you want
The sharing economy
On Demand
Curated Boxes
DTC: Direct to Consumer
Crowdsourced catalogs & inventory
Section 5 review material
Business models
6 questions
Section 6: Evaluate & test (45 minutes)
Intro to Section 6
Matching Fit
Pain to payment
Path to validation
Unfair advantages
Section 6 review material
36 pages
Evaluate & test
3 questions
Section 7: Idea advice & commentary (32 minutes)
The value of ideas
Red oceans & Blue oceans
Idea frameworks & Unreasonable people
West coast, east coast
Avoid threshold problems
Section 7 review material
35 pages
Idea advice
6 questions
Section 8: Playing with the web app *LIVE*
Round 1: Lonely outsourcers & bartering virtual workers
Section 9: Let me hear your feedback!
Give me your feedback here (+free monthly giveaways)

Instructor Biography
Tommy Mertell, Ghost Writer and Ruby Web Developer
I am a Freelance Developer with more than 10 years of experience, having started in Web Development when MySpace was still popular and 2D graphics were the kings of free gaming. I am also an Author of a few novels and a Ghost Writer for more novels than I can account for. From developing websites to making video games, there’s not a coding object that I haven’t done before. I have worked with Victor Bastos on his OnClick Academy platform and am CTO of the SQRent start-up, a platform that believes experience is more important than just a fancy piece of paper. I participate on CodeEval for fun, when I’m not working or helping others with web development. I came on Udemy to provide a way for others to seek out my help and I very much enjoy helping others, because, occasionally, there’s a challenge in it for myself.

As a freelance writer on Elance, I’m raved and praised about for my speed, intuitiveness, and quality. I have a 4.9 rating and have worked with hundreds of clients on projects ranging from The Theoretical Design of Biomedical Psychology to The Difference Between English and American Bulldogs. I have been interviewed by Elance as one of the most prominent freelancers on Elance several times, given several writing awards over the years, and have proven time-and-again that Colleges are an outdated and dying form of education. I tend to quickly learn anything that I get my hands on, from writing movie scripts to developing Node(js) chat boxes for secure and private communications using a 256-bit Encryption connection. I’ve decided to leave the industry of freelance writing and fully immerse myself in the market for web development. With more than a decade of experience in Web Development, I believe it is my responsibility to help usher in new developers and help them understand both the history and process of web development.

Instructor Biography
Muhammad Uzair Khalid, Electrical & Biomedical Engineer, Freelance Technical Writer
Muhammad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from one of the most prestigious universities of Pakistan. At the age of 21, he teamed up with one of his friends to launch their start-up called BioPie. They introduced an innovative non-invasive product that monitored blood glucose level in diabetic patients without penetrating the skin. At that time, glucose monitoring for diabetic patients was done via invasive methods. This product bagged several national level awards. In 2014, Muhammad got a foreign scholarship to continue his studies in Finland, where he opted to do Masters of science (Msc) in Biomedical Engineering. Currently, he is working with Computation Biophysics Imaging Research Group, where his task is to model the calcium ions flow in Astrocytes (brain cells).

Muhammad has also been working as a freelance technical writer for past 3 years, and has worked with approximately 100 clients from across the globe, on 150+ projects. He has been extremely motivated towards timely completion of projects with high quality work, and this has led to a very high client repetition rate.

Apart from this, Muhammad is fond of programming (logic development), sports and traveling. He has also represented his country (Pakistan) in two Cricket tournaments held in Finland.

Instructor Biography
Evan Kimbrell, Founder of Sprintkick | Ex-VC | Ex-startup founder
Hi, I’m Evan Kimbrell. Thanks for checking out my course.

Currently, I’m the Founder, Director of Sprintkick, a referral based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. Over the last 4 years, I’ve overseen the development and launch of over 100 web and mobile apps. Clients range from 1-2 man team startups bootstrapping their initial idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, & GNC.

Previous to Sprintkick, I worked as a VC for a brand new firm called Juvo Capital, based out of L.A. I spearheaded the firms expansion into Silicon Valley deal flow and into Consumer Web tech category.

Previous to working for Juvo, in the long long ago, I was a co-founder for a 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.

I’m an avid AirBNB host for the Fishermans Wharf district of San Francisco. My space has the #1 search ranking for my area, has hosted over 200+ people, and is currently booking out 18 months in advance 🙂 Over the last year I’ve helped multiple other hosts get their properties listed and maximize their price per night. Results range from an extra +50% in price for established hosts, and +400% for brand new hosts.

Hope you enjoy my courses!

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