Easy forms using Wufoo to be more productive
Hey, everyone. It’s Lyndsay Phillips with Smooth Sailing Business Growth and today I want to share another one of my favorite tools.
It blows my mind how many tools that we have in this entrepreneurial world with content marketing. I have shown you one of these tools that are similar once before. It was Google Forms. And, of course, I’m sure all of you have heard about Survey Monkey.
There’s another one called Wufoo, which has got a fun name, and I used it for a couple of my clients for forms, but you can always use it for surveys or extracting information from prospects. We have some forms that they fill out for a profit seed, or a hot seed, or to submit questions for their masterminding calls. Some of them are even for submitting information to go onto a website. You can even have a field where you can attach files. So, there’s so many different ways that it can be used to extract information. So, let me share my screen and I’ll show you quickly how easy it is to use.
Once you log in, you’re just going to hit new form. You’re obviously going to give it a title, and maybe some instructions for the person. So, a description, what the form is for, maybe some instructions, whatever it may be, right? And then you can even enable Google Analytics tracking. So, you can actually track when people are using this form. So, think about if you have the form online on a website. You get information, or requests, or contacts.
You can also send them a confirmation text. You can redirect them to a custom website and, of course, you can send the confirmation email to the user, which I recommend. Now, basically all you need to do are add fields.
So, there’s different options here. Obviously, a single line of text, a whole paragraph. You can do multiple choice. Some of them are required. You can add them, so they just click however many they want. You can even do two columns.
So, it can be really customized to whatever it is that you need. There are even checkbox fields as well, which is kind of the same thing as multiple choice, really. You can do a page break, section breaks.
Obviously, you’re always going to want the email in there and the name, and as you can see here, there is that file atta … they can attach a file, which is super, super handy. You know, enter. Here’s a … from a drop down menu if you want them to select … there we go … any different choices that they want. You know, is it required? Are there instructions for the user that you want?
So, this, obviously, isn’t anything special right now, but … So when you save the form, you can embed it on your website, you can share it on social media, and so forth. You can also set up email notifications so that you get notified, through email of course, when anyone makes that submission.
Now, when you are done with the form, to extract the information you can either, again, get those email notifications, or you can actually go into the reports and it spits out an Excel spreadsheet with all the names and the submissions and, of course, all the answers. So, that is really useful when it comes to tallying the results if it is in the case of a survey.
It’s a free account and I think you are allowed, maybe, five or 10, I can’t quite remember right now, but five to 10 forms that are free. Or maybe it’s five forms but you’re only allowed 10 questions. Anyways, I’ll let you go to wufoo.com and check that out. But the paid version, it’s super cheap anyways.
Again, thinking of it outside of the box, right, not just for surveys. You can have it as a form that you need someone to fill out, even if you’re a podcast host and you have questions that you want answered and you want information from your podcast guest, Wufoo would be an awesome application for that, to extract that information.
So, just again, another great tool in the entrepreneurial world that I love to share.
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Have a profitable and productive week and may the winds always be at your back.