In the “old days” of website development (say, 5-6 years ago!), creating web forms (sign-ups, surveys, registration forms, etc.) for your website used to take a lot of effort by skilled (and well-paid) developers. Today, you can add essential functions to your site via free or low-cost resources that are easily found on the Internet.
Google Docs – offers a simple form generator that allows you to add surveys or sign-up forms to your site, an essential tool for gathering prospect’s email information for direct marketing. Once you create a form, Google Docs ties it to a spreadsheet and summary so you can track responses. Free.
Wufoo – also an easy way to create forms and way more customizable than Google Docs, you can embed a bit of code that this site generates for you to have your forms appear on your site, or just leave them on Wufoo. This site notifies you via email when you receive responses, and houses all your data in an easy-to-read database that generates simple reports. Free for up to three forms; after that, you pay a small monthly fee.
Formsite – the drag-and-drop editor makes creating forms a breeze, and Formsite offers you up to 50 items per form. Free for up to five forms.
Icebrrg – if you want to integrate forms seamlessly into your own website, this site lets you do it by providing forms that are rendered in HTML. Free for up to three forms; monthly fees apply for more.© The Rainmaker Institute, All Rights Reserved