Not going to lie. I was scrolling through some of my favourite blogs the other day and noticed that many of them had one thing in common – quizzes. I mean, who doesn’t love a good ol’ quiz? Seriously, I probably spend a solid 15 mins a day just doing BuzzFeed quizzes like ‘Which Friends Character are You Based on Your Furniture Purchases’!
It got me thinking exactly how all these others bloggers created their quizzes and I realised the massive monetization potential quizzes could potentially have for their business.
Essentially, a quiz is a great lead generation tool and powerful funnel strategy to build an email list and begin making money via your blog. After all, if every person who took your quiz had to enter their email address to receive their results, wouldn’t that just exponentially skyrocket your email list subscribers?
Now, with a stroke of luck, within the next few days, I was contacted by Try Interact. And they completely blew my mind wide open to the world of making online quizzes for blogs.
Sure, I had a general idea of exactly how I could potentially monetize my blog by creating enticing quizzes, but it was only when I really got down to it and took the time to make my very own quiz did I really realize its FULL potential.
So, to help you out today, I will go through a comprehensive review of Try Interact and show you step by step exactly how to make an online quiz with this amazing tool. This way, soon enough, you will also be able to learn how to build an email list fast with the mighty help of an awesome quiz!
How to Make an Online Quiz and Build an Email List Fast
Step One: Sign Up to Try Interact
First thing is first.
Now, they offer 4 tiers of membership.
I recommend that if you are a newbie blogger or if you aren’t exactly sure if making an online quiz is for you that you make the most of the 14-day free trial of a paid membership (rather than just simply opting for the free membership).
If after the 14 day free trial you find out that quiz making isn’t for you, no harm no foul!
Now, the membership that I recommend is Growth. This is simply because they offer some amazing features such as conversion tracking, advanced analytics, amazing support services and allows you to further customize your brand with your site’s logo!
However, I understand that this option can be a little steep for some bloggers who haven’t yet made significant profits with their blog yet. So, in that case I do highly recommend going for the Lite option over that of the Free option.
This is because the Lite option isn’t only 3x cheaper than Growth and is highly affordable, but they allow for email marketing integrations (which sadly you can’t achieve with a free account). And the main point of creating a quiz (in my opinion) for bloggers is to generate leads and boost your email list sign ups!
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Step Two: Start Up Your Quiz
Select Quiz Type
The next step you need to know on how to make an online quiz is that once you have signed up for Try Interact, click on create new quiz and choose between either starting from a template or from scratch.
Personally, I would recommend a template over a completely custom quiz because a template simply makes the whole quiz making process that much faster and more streamlined – especially if you are new to creating quizzes. Plus, you can easily customize your template so that it becomes cohesive with your brand.
After selecting template, it is time to choose exactly what industry you are in. I selected blogging because I run a blog about blogging, but select the industry that best describes your niche. For example, if you have a beauty blog, then choose beauty. By selecting the industry that best describes your niche, you will be given template options that best suit your blog business!
Next you will be given three options for the type of quiz you would like to build: assessment, personality or scored.
Assessment quizzes are like a typical ‘pop quiz’ where you can test your audience’s knowledge on a particular topic. Personality quizzes are kind of like Buzzfeed style quizzes where you can come up with results that best identify with the answers that they had chosen. Finally, Scored quizzes have some resemblance to an IQ test where there are various ‘tiers’ that a quiz taker can get i.e. scores <10 – beginner, scores 11-15 – intermediate, scores 16-20 – advanced etc.
Once you have selected the type of quiz you would like to create, you are given a series of templates to choose from.
Try Interact automatically organizes templates in order of their conversion rate i.e. how many email list sign ups over how many times the quiz has been taken. However, it ultimately depends on you as to which template you opt for.
Personally, my readers mainly consisting of those looking to begin blogging or those who have been blogging for a while but wanting to seriously begin monetizing their blog business, it made total sense to create a quiz designed to help them find out exactly what method of making money blogging would be best suited towards their interests and goals.
But because there wasn’t a template that specifically related to my desired quiz topic, I selected ‘What Kind of Blogger are You?’ with the intention of personalizing and customizing the quiz questions and answers to my particular audience.
Step Three: Customizing Your Quiz
Branding and Styling
Some of you may be wondering whether creating a quiz would be worth it – especially when you have never come across a quiz making software that looked like it could help you create a quiz that could seamlessly blend into your brand.
After all, I am sure each and every one of us has seen terrible looking black and white quizzes with horrible looking fonts that look totally out of place with the blog’s style and brand. However, I was super pleasantly surprised that Try Interact offers a lot of customization options that allow you to really personalize your quiz and make it blend in well with the rest of your blog.
For example, you can adjust the quiz’s colours, fonts, photos and upload your blog’s logo to really help personalize it.
Setting Up Answers
Now, to customize your questions and answers, click on content.
The first thing that pops up will be your quiz’s cover aka. the name of your quiz, your photo, tag line and ‘start quiz now’ button. So have a little play around until you’ve got your quiz looking brand spanking on point with your desired outcome!
Once you’ve finished your cover, the next thing you’ll need to do is to fill in your results.
The best thing that I discovered about Try Interact’s results is that not only will it display your results to your quiz taker, but they also offer a call to action button at the bottom that will allow your readers to take a specific action straight after taking the quiz.
This is amazing because via taking Try Interact’s quiz, your readers will 1) opt in for your email list to get access their results and 2) once they receive their results, you can monetize your quiz straight off the bat!
So, not only will a quiz help you to build an email list fast, but making an online quiz with Try Interact can help you to monetize your blog business straight away!
For example, in my quiz, for each result that I provided, I offered a free trial to an affiliate marketing product that would correlate to the result my quiz taker got i.e. if they received ‘the email marketer’ as their answer, they could click on my CTA button to receive a FREE 30 day Convertkit trial.
Talk about fully making the most of your quiz!
After creating your results, it is time to create your questions.
You have two options on how you lay out your questions. For example, you can create them in a BuzzFeed like style where you have a photo above an answer or you can opt for text only answers. OR you can have a mixture of both!
Personally, for my quiz, I opted to create one with only text as I preferred the cleaner, less cluttered look – and also simply because the majority of my answers were lengthy sentences and not just one word answers.
Now, for every answer that you give, you have the option to click on answer settings to allow people to choose more than one answer. I personally wouldn’t recommend doing this unless you have a long and lengthy quiz because if you had a 5 question quiz where people selected the majority of answers on your question, then the results that come back will be extremely skewed.
In addition, under edit result correlations, this is where you can correlate your answers with your results.
I love the layout of this portion of Try Interact’s quiz making process because of exactly how easy it is to use! Seriously!
Simply click and highlight your answer and click on the corresponding results that match your answer (you can pick multiple results that match your answers!)
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Step Four: Set Up Your Opt-In Form
Well done you!
We are nearing the end of this article on how to make an online quiz with Try Interact and now that you’ve got all that hard stuff out of the way, it is time to create your lead generation opt in form to capture those leads!
Simply scroll to the top of your page and select set up opt in form.
This will then bring you to a page where you can begin creating your quiz’s personalized opt-in form.
Opt In Form
- Select Contact Fields: I highly recommend just selecting email address and your lead’s first name as asking them to fill in too many details will likely just end up causing them to be deterred from actually finishing your opt in form. Plus, any other information can be gathered once they have actually signed up to your email list!
- Edit Form Content: In this section you can personalize your message to your readers so that it will further increase your conversion rates and allow for more email subscriber sign ups. I highly encourage that you include a powerful call to action and a bright coloured button to attract attention.
Email Service Provider Integration
The awesome thing that Try Interact offers is integration with a wide series of email service providers so that every lead that opts into your form via your quiz will be immediately added onto your email list.
How nifty is that?
Personally, I use ConvertKit, so I integrated my ConvertKit account with my Try Interact quiz – and this whole process? It only took 10 seconds! It was that easy!
Once you have connected your email service provider with Try Interact, they offer you a really great feature where you have the option of automatically segmenting your quiz takers according to their results and the answers that they give.
Step Five: Publish
Hit that publish button and begin seeing the results roll on in.
What I Loved About Try Interact
Throughout this article, I don’t think I have hidden the fact that I was really pleasantly surprised by Try Interact’s quiz making process. However, to help you break down what I enjoyed the most about Try Interact, here are some of my top points…
- Easy to use and simple to navigate
- Great customization options to help your quiz blend in with your brand
- Gives you an option to monetize your results via a call to action button
- Compatible with a wide range of email service providers
- Allows you to segment quiz takers based on their given answers and results
What I Think Could Have Been Improved by Try Interact
Even though Try Interact was certainly an amazing quiz making tool and I was definitely blown away by some of their features, there were definitely a few things that could have been improved by Try Interact…
- You could upload Google custom fonts, but if your custom font isn’t from Google, then there isn’t a way to upload them.
- It would have been great if there were more customization options such as being able to have multiple fonts on one ‘slide’.
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I have not yet had my quiz up and running long enough to give a detailed account of how effective it is on getting me leads and how good it is at monetizing my blog. However, I will be regularly updating this post to give a detailed review/overlook on exactly whether or not Try Interact has been effective in email list building and whether or not creating a Try Interact quiz is any better than creating freebies/content upgrades.
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