Using Google Docs to Create Forms & Generate Leads

Reblogger Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956

Here's a post that's a must read for all of you.  If you're wondering how to create a form to embed in your blog (or for that matter anywhere), to collect client information or inquiries and generate leads, Jeremy Blanton give a great and simple to understand tutorial on how to use Google Docs to create one.

I had the post bookmarked and went back to review.  It's so chock full of great information that I'm reblogging for any of you who might have missed this one.

Original content by Jeremy Blanton
Google Docs are one of my favorite tools on the web and also one that I think gets overlooked by so many people. Since I no longer own a PC I don't have access to Microsoft Word & Excel, so when I want to create documents and spreadsheets to send to someone I always use Google Docs. Another thing I love about Google Docs is the fact that you can share them with others and collaborate together. One way we collaborate in Google Docs is for our weekly radio show. Since there are four regular contributors into the show, it is a great easy way to share what topics we are going to discuss, notes on our guest speaker and so much more. It's a great way for all of us to access the same info and share things with each other quickly.

The other big function of Google Docs that I think gets overlooked by so many is the form function. The form allows you to create a document that can be embedded into a website, blog post or just about anywhere else. It gives you the creator a simple way to collect information from readers who want to participate. For example, I recently ran a contest for a company where we wanted people to be able to register for the contest. Consumers could simply fill out the form with their name, email address and phone number.

All of the information was then stored in an excel spreadsheet that I could then use to determine winners, and also have a good set of leads to follow up on about possibly purchasing a custom WordPress Site. So you may be wondering, how do you create these forms and how can they be used for generating leads. Well, I am going to show you how to quickly and easily create a form, install it into your site and then how the answers populate. Watch the video below to see step by step how I create and implement Google Docs form builder:

Also, here is the Google Form I created in the video so you can see how one works live:

If you have any questions/comments, feel free to leave them below.

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Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
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Leah~ THANK YOU for this re blog!! This was on my list to figure out and you already know how I love Google docs!!

Jan 30, 2011 03:01 PM #1
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Sheldon Neal
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EXCELLENT Reblog Leah ! I missed Jeremy's great tutorial ! ... glad I subscribe to your blog :o)

... great info ...

Jan 30, 2011 03:02 PM #2
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Melissa - Since you love it so much and so proficient at it, you'll have to teach me a thing or two about google docs (actually you already have).

Sheldon - Glad you caught it this time around. 

Jan 30, 2011 03:06 PM #3
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Terkel Sørensen
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Thanks Leah, I too had missed this - and it is good info... 

Feb 20, 2011 05:11 PM #4
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Mary Beth Nunez
Senna Realty Group LLC - Manchester, CT
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What a Great Blog. I have been working on this using HTML and PHP codes and was a bit frustraded.

 

Thanks, for the intro of Google Docs! i heard of it but never even thought to use it.

Sep 23, 2011 03:08 PM #5
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
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Mary Beth, glad to be of help!

Sep 24, 2011 04:46 PM #6
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