Monday, February 2, 2015

Grow Your Blog with JotForm

When brainstorming ways to grow one's blog, bloggers often think of link-ups, giveaways, and other promotions. But in my opinion, the most important thing a blogger can do is be accessible.

All photos c/o JotForm Theme Store.
Enter JotForm. Never has it been easier to create contact forms, payment forms, and surveys than with this (free) web tool. I know nothing about web design whatsoever, yet had no problem making my blog's contact form--it was that easy! I chose the Message Contact Form, but you can also start with a blank slate or select a pre-made theme from their Theme Store.

First, you create your form's structure with the Builder tool. Here's where you write your witty heading and decide what you'd actually like to include in the form. I opted for first and last name, e-mail address, and message. Note that you can add survey and payment options, as well.

You can add images, address or phone number sections...anything!
The Designer tool is where it really gets fun, though! Here's where you play around with fonts, colors, sizing, and spacing. It looked a little intimidating when I first saw it, but it turned out to be so easy!


Once you save your form and copy the HTML code, you're all set--easy as that! Your form can be as simple or complex as you'd like it to be, which is the beauty of JotForm. All submissions will be sent to your designated email address, but they will also be accessible on the JotForm website.

And now that you have your own contact page, get ready for more reader engagement and brand opportunities! Do any of you use JotForm?

Full disclosure: JotForm contacted me about writing a review, but all opinions are my own.

3 comments:

  1. Very cool! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  2. Awesome I might sign up once I get more info! Thanks for the tip!

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  3. Great post. Thanks for sharing. I will definately be taking a look at it.
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