There are lots of options for creating an opt in for your business – but I think a quiz is one of the best.
I’d been thinking about doing a quiz for an age now and I’m frustrated it took me so long to get around to it. But one of the things that put me off was how complicated I imagined it was going to be to do right.
Honestly, my maths skills are not great and I imagined that a quiz would take a lot of complicated numbers work.
But I decided to bite the bullet and found that it actually was pretty straightforward.
I chose to use Interact – primarily because they claim that you can create one in minutes.
I’m going to be honest – it took me quite a few minutes (a couple of hours – which is still pretty impressive!)
But it was remarkably easy. They have lots and lots of templates that you can customize and brand to you own colours and fonts so getting starting really is quick and easy. (You don’t have to use the templates – there’s an option to build from scratch as well.)
One of the things I know many emerging coaches and healers (hell, most emerging business owners) struggle with is knowing where to place their focus.
I’m of the firm belief that business doesn’t have to be so hit and miss – that there are some key stages that need to happen in order to get to the magical sustainability stage. And time and time again I speak to coaches and healers who have been working so so hard trying to get their funnel sorted out or launch a group program and it falling flat. They’re working so hard marketing and not seeing the results. Few clients, not enough income.
And I really think this can be avoided if folks knew just where to place their attention and efforts.
Think of it like building a house: You need your foundation before moving onto the supporting structure, which needs to be in place before moving onto the roof, before you get to the fitting and fixtures – before finally decorating the place.
A business is like this – and marketing is like your kitchen cabinets – don’t put them in until you’ve solid walls to fix them to!
So I wanted to create a quiz that helps folks identify where they are at in the process so they can decide where to place their focus and attention. I’d previously created a short guide called The Messy Meaningful Business Roadmap and I wanted to use this as the basis on the quiz.
The first thing I needed to decide was what type of quiz I needed from the Interact choices – they offer three types of quizzes:
- Personality Quizzes: These are the most popular type — which isn’t surprising because everyone loves a good personality quiz.
- Scored Quizzes: These offer a great deal of flexibility as you pick the point values for the answers and then determine the range for each outcome.
- Assessment Quizzes: These are your traditional multiple-choice quizzes and points are awarded based on each answer.
Then I was given a choice of industry – I chose coaching.
One of my favorite things about the Interact quiz builder is the ability to customize it using my brand colors and logo. They also have the option to use free stock images (a free image search is built into the interface) or upload your own. I decided to use a mixture of both as I wanted the quiz to reflect the brand images I already use.
Questions & Scoring
The scoring of the quiz is very easy and you have the option to use the existing template or amend them for your own options.
This was the part that I was most worried about but it really was straightforward.
I kept the questions simple as I didn’t want users to have to spend ages thinking about answers or overthinking things, and I wanted to make it was easy and enjoyable as possible for people to take part in this quiz.
Once they’ve answered the questions, users are given their results in the form of a short post telling them where they need to place their energy and focus to get the most impact for their business.
This is something I really wanted to stress to users – that business can be easeful and streamlined if we know where to place our energy. The quiz helps folks to identify this really quickly, saving users precious time and energy and allowing them to let go of the scattered energy and distractions that come with the noisy online marketing world.
Pulling it altogether
Once you’ve connected your quiz to your email provider, it’s super easy to publish your quiz – Interact gives you lots of options for sharing and embedding your quiz both on your own site and on social. I’m using mine on my site and it took me about 2 minutes to publish it on a page on my site.
I’m really impressed with just how easy setting the quiz up was. I can see myself using more quizzes in my business both as opt ins and as another way to provide valuable and interesting content for my community.
And if you’d like to take my quiz – you can find it here
1 in 4 of us experience mental health issues so it shouldn’t be the dark secret it is for so many – including myself.Mental health challenges drain you of so much precious life force and energy – the very least we can do is try and remove the unnecessary additional strain of trying to keep it secret too. b. There are inherent risk factors for mental health baked into a lot of the culture of entrepreneurship – and this needs to stop. now. c. I know that I am far from the only business owner who lives with a mental health condition so I’m sharing in the hope that by seeing that it’s totally possible to have a sustainable business even with the added burden of a mental health challenge. In this episode I share my own experience of living with anxiety, depression and OCD (obsessive thoughts variety), and some of the things I’ve put in place – both from a business perspective and a personal/lifestyle one, to support and sustain me.
Links mentioned in this episode on Business and mental health:Going There With Jen Podcast Anxiety UK Time To Change UK based charity NAMI (US based grassroots mental health support service)
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Today’s podcast was recorded as part of the Messy Meaningful Business project – in fact, it’s our final contribution and I wanted to save it until the end. .
Julie Parker knows what it takes to build a messy, meaningful, beautiful coaching business. As the founder of the Beautiful You coaching Academy she trains coaches in the art and craft of becoming excellent life coaches and she also knows the reality of what it takes to build a sustainable coaching practice.
In this episode we talk about
- How long it really takes to build a successful coaching business,
- Why you should never quit your job until you are absolutely ready – emotionally and financially,
- Why being successful involves focusing on meaningful connections and staying open to your intuition
- How her business has evolved over the years – including opening up to her spiritual side as a Priestess.
We also discuss the glories of being a coach and a healer alongside the darker side of the industry – and why we need to talk about more so that we can start to clean up our own backyard and go into the industry with eyes wide open.
About Julie Parker
Hailed by ELLE Magazine as a “self-help guru” Julie Parker is the Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy where she passionately trains and supports heart centered people to become life coaches. The Editor in Chief of inspired COACH Magazine, a published author, podcast host and in demand speaker, Julie has inspired thousands of people on stages all over the world and is the recipient of numerous leadership and women’s business awards.
Julie is also a modern day Priestess with a focus on her Celtic, Balkan, Iberian and Greek lineage. She is committed to contributing to a world where qualities of intuition, presence, nurturing, spiritual exploration, social justice and service are honoured. Julie is currently undertaking intensive training to become a Priestess of the Magdalene.
Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband, stepdaughter and two much loved adopted cats.
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