There are two quote forms (a short one and a long one) on this website, and both of them are Wufoo Forms. Read my comment on Judy Knight’s website on why I chose to have two quote forms. Someone who had filled out both quote forms suggested to me that I should pre-populate the visitor’s answers on the second quote form for a better user experience. I agreed, so I contacted Wufoo Support to find… continue reading »
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When you take on a new client, you probably perform several monotonous tasks such as entering contact information, creating folders, updating the client newsletter. Rather than hire an assistant to do these tasks, you can save time and money by using Zapier, an automation tool that works with hundreds of apps.
Wufoo forms speed up the form creation and editing process, and by using their forms theme maker, you can style Wufoo forms to look like they are part of your website. If a you can’t style a Wufoo form exactly the way that you want by using their forms theme maker (i.e. a font isn’t available in the theme maker), you can apply a stylesheet that is hosted on your website’s server or a Dropbox folder. Read this post to find out how.
Since I’ve been accepting online payments, I’ve always used Paypal Standard. It was hard not to. It was free to set up, and there was no monthly fee. Paypal takes their fee from each transaction, and that fee is 2.9% + $.30 per transaction. I used a Wufoo form on my online payments page, and when the user filled out the form, they were automatically taken to Paypal to finish the transaction. Although Paypal is known… continue reading »
Earlier this week, I was tasked with sending a newsletter out to more than 1000 of my client’s customers. Not too difficult, right? They provided me with an Excel spreadsheet of their customers’ email addresses, and I just uploaded it to MailChimp, my preferred newsletter service. Unfortunately, MailChimp had to stop the email campaign because 25 of the first 100 emails bounced. I received this warning from MailChimp: Bounce rates must be maintained at industry… continue reading »
That’s right. I said free. If you have a Google Account, you can sign up for Google Voice. You could have your Google Voice number ring all of your phones in your office. The first one to pick up gets the call. You can even have Google Voice screen your callers. If you don’t want to talk to that particular person, you can press a button to send them to voicemail.