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.
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.