Using Google Docs and Forms for Questionnaires

Posted by David Chism | Wed, Apr 28, 2010

 Using Google Docs and Forms for Questionnaires
Remod­el­ing com­pa­nies need to get spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion from a clients about their home remod­el­ing projects before going to the next step. To do this, a remod­el­er needs a cus­tom ques­tion­naire to help him move smooth­ly through the sales cycle. I was recent­ly asked if there was an easy way to cre­ate a ques­tion­naire for kitchen and baths and post it on a com­pa­ny web­site or email it to a prospect. The answer is yes there is!” The more expen­sive and cus­tomized route is to hire your web design­er to cre­ate the ques­tion­naire form and post it on your web­site. Cre­at­ing cus­tom forms on a web­site typ­i­cal­ly require a lot of spe­cial cod­ing which some­times dri­ves the price up. The sec­ond option is to use Google Docs. Google Docs has a Form Cre­ator built in, and it is very sim­ple to use. The form tool also comes with over 70 themes to help dress up your ques­tion­naire. When you cre­ate a Google Form, you can eas­i­ly send the ques­tion­naire via email to a prospect, have them fill it out and then login to see their answers. To make that easy, Google noti­fies you when a prospect uses the form/​questionnaire. So, the next time you want to cre­ate a cus­tomer sur­vey, esti­mate request or ques­tion­naire, give Google Docs a try. Google makes it sim­ple! Note: To make things even eas­i­er for your busi­ness, try switch­ing your office to run in the Clouds: Google Apps, a good CRM & Drop­box.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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