Tools for Business Owners Who Work With Virtual Assistants: Survey Software
Whether your business is service-oriented or you sell tangible products (or both!) chances are you’re going to want to find an easy way to gather customer or client feedback. This is the perfect project to pass on to your virtual assistant. Your VA can manage everything from creating the survey questions, to contacting your mailing list with the invitation to participate, and can even help analyze the data. Of course your VA can also help you develop and implement an action plan in response to the information you collect.
We’ve provided a list of the most popular survey tools available on the net, but don’t hesitate to ask your virtual assistant which tool they may already have experience with.
Survey Monkey is a free web-based survey tool designed to be “powerful enough for researchers, yet easy enough for a survey rookie.” It is easy to use with no software to install. Survey Monkey features: formatable questions, survey templates, response management tools and reports. The Survey Monkey basic plan is free with upgraded plans starting at $17 per month.
Wufoo is an online HTML form builder tool. This year it was acquired by Survey Monkey. One of the great benefits with Wufoo is that you do not need to know any code to create great contact forms, web surveys or invitations. Feature highlights include: easy to create colorful forms, payment integration, reports, notifications, and multi-user accounts. Wufoo offers a free plan allowing 1 user, 3 forms, 3 reports, 10 fields and 100 entries/month. Other plans start at $14.95 a month.
Poll Daddy is another online survey tool. It features templates, easy to use question editor, reports and multi-user accounts. Poll Daddy’s free account boasts 200 survey responses per month, 10 questions per survey, basic survey reports, 1 user account with Surveydaddy links. Poll Daddy offers a professional and corporate plan at $19 per month and $79 per month, respectively.
Google Docs Forms
Google Docs has a built-in survey form available. Its feature include: easily gathering information from people without having to send and receive multiple emails, tracking of answers, and responses automatically added to your spreadsheet. It’s fast, it’s free and it provides all the basics you’ll need to create and run a poll or survey.
Survey Gizmo is a web-based survey solution tool used to create online forms, surveys, and questionnaires. It offers a 14 day free trial on all accounts. Survey Gizmo features: reports, data collection, social media integration, and branding control. The basic plan for small yet professional survey start at $19 per month.
Did we forget to mention the survey resource you use most? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to include a URL!