What Product Should You Create Next? Ask Your Audience

I recently finished up my science interactive notebook series and have been sitting on the beach all week contemplating my next move.  I’ve been going back and forth with a couple of new product ideas, but I don’t have any concrete data to back up which ones would be better to create first.  I decided to go straight to the source and ask my fans/followers/readers (tribe) what they thought.

How to Create a Google Form

Everyone has filled out an online form at some point, but did you know that they are  super easy to make with Google Forms?  I was asked to create this tutorial for a summer learning series.  It shows you exactly how to setup a Google Form to so that you can collect data on just about anything you want.

Sharing Your Google Form

Once I created the survey, I then shared it out with my tribe.  If you have a large enough following on the social networks you might not have to entice people to fill out the form.  However, my facebook fans are still growing and I wanted to throw them an extra incentive for getting the data that I needed.  I offered up a chance to win a $10 TpT gift card if they filled out the quick survey for me.

Ask Your Audience

The People Have Spoken

I was surprised at the number of responses I received and feel like I got more than enough useful information.  This is the best part though.  I was leaning in one direction on what to create next, but it turns out my followers have other plans for me.  They have overwhelming chosen something that I was considering putting off until maybe next year, or maybe never.  This little exercise cost me $10, and I learned some very valuable information.  I also feel like I have earned some goodwill with my fans because I asked for opinions.  They are now invested in the direction of my store which creates trust and loyalty.

Have you ever created a survey for your fans?  Did you learn something valuable that you may not have known before?  I’d love to hear any comments below.

 

1 Response

  1. Barry August 2, 2014 / 7:53 am

    Thanks for sharing that very pertinent information Chris. Have you any plans on writing a post on setting up a email newsletter?

    Thanks.

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