For those of you who don't know this about me, I am addicted to Google! You can run an entire business using Google tools and apps. Most of them are free and may have a paid upgrade to increase functionality and give you more options. But the one we are going to talk about today is Google Forms.
What is Google Forms? Forms allows you to create surveys in any way you want. This means answers can have short answers, long answers, check one, check all that apply, etc. You can combine any combination of answers to your surveys and once completed, you can send it by email, post it on your blog, or Social Media channels. Google Forms lets you customize your form with your logo, pictures and colors.
So here are some creative ideas to use forms:
1. New client: Create a Form asking your top 5 questions to find out what your client is looking for. They can fill it out while they wait i.e. How often do you get your hair cut? How often do you get your hair colored? What is your favorite way to be pampered in the salon?
2. A client in your chair: Create a Form of 3-4 questions to find out about their experience. i.e. Do you like the color we used on your hair today? Please rate your experience today. Is there any service you are looking for that we don't provide?
3. Salon Managers: Use Google Forms to get feedback from your stylists. i.e. What new information did you gain from the lunch and learn? What services do you think the salon should consider adding? How can we help you succeed?
4. Make-up artist: Create a form to find out what your client is looking for and what colors they like or have used. i.e. Please describe your everyday style. What are your favorite colors? What style is your wedding going to be?
Google Forms can also be used to create a poll, collect email addresses for your newsletter, or manage an event that you're planning. Responses to your surveys are neatly and automatically collected in Forms, with real time response info and charts. Or, take your data further by viewing it all in Sheets.
Google Forms are free to use and are located in your Google Drive. Check it out. There is so much you can do with Google! Share your uses for Google Forms with us.