Publish: August 16, 2017 by framestr
Sometimes the templates that are out there don’t just cut. We need to create our own form for a unique and specific need we have. When this happens it’s time to create a form. Using Framestr you’ll be able to create your very own custom templates. You can develop free sample templates with a few simple clicks.
Once these forms are created, you’ll be able to easily publish your form online or print off a hard copy. Once your form is published online you’ll be able to secure your confidential information in an organized and safe database. An online database will be perfect for easily scanning and analyzing information quickly. If you’re creating something like a service request form, you’ll be able to simply transfer over important information such as contact information and names.
Using the Framestr create-a-form template, you’ll be able to also print off a hard copy. For instance, if you’re looking for something like a request quote form or a expense reimbursement report which requires printing, you’ll easily be able to print off hard copies for your records.
If you’re starting your form from scratch, here are a few tips to help you build it.
Tip #1: Start with an outline.
Beginning your form from scratch can be a little intimidating. You’ll may begin writing a sentence then delete it. Write another sentence and delete that too. Back and forth. To avoid this mental blockage create an outline of your form so you can get out the most important things you want to add. Build your form outwards from your outline.
Tip #2: Use clear language.
Take the time to make sure the language you’re using is clear and easy to understand. If your language is muddled then the feedback and results you’ll receive when people complete your form may be incorrect, skewing your data. To avoid this, have someone you trust review your form. Ask them for feedback once they test it out.
Tip #3: Only ask for the information you need.
Too many inputs will result in less form completion. No one wants to fill out information that you likely don’t need. If you don’t need a last name or a phone number, avoid asking it. This can be perceived as an invasion of privacy and be off-putting.
Tip #4: What’s the value of completing the form?
Do people gain anything by filling out your form? Stress the value of of why people should complete your form.
Tip #5: Offer a downloadable reward (optional).
If you are creating something like a subscription form template or a survey template you can reward your readers by offering a downloadable reward, like an e-book. This is a great strategy if you’re a blogger whose trying to pump up their e-mail list numbers.
Framestr makes creating any form you need as easy as clicking a few buttons. When you use the create-a-form template you’ll be able to build unique forms to fit your unique needs.