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In a recent article, I shared how to use interactive content effectively to generate more leads for your business. In this article, I’ll walk you through how to create a free quiz using Interact. It’s very easy to use and did I mention it’s FREE? If you’re bootstrapping it, like most online business owners, digital marketers, and bloggers, then you’ll love using Interact to create engaging quizzes that can be embedded on your website and shared on social media.
Need convincing? Interact explains why quizzes are the next big thing in marketing.
Create an Interact account*, and then it will ask if this is your first time making a quiz. Select Yes.
Then it will ask if you want to create a quiz from a template or from scratch. If you choose Template, you’ll see several industry options.
Now select the type of quiz.
Choose a quiz template.
Then you’ll be prompted to customize your quiz.
X out of this window and you’ll see the customization controls.
Customize the Cover page of your quiz by selecting the Quiz Title, Cover Image, Quiz Description and Start Button Text options.
Select Styles to edit the colors and fonts.
Scroll down to the Questions section to customize your quiz questions.
Click the blue Set Correct Answer button to customize the correct answer.
Once you finish your questions, move to the Results section and customize each results page. Here you will set up the title, image, description and call to action button.
On the Call to Action button, you can customize the text and include the URL to a landing page which will include an opt-in form. In your description, entice people to click the action button with strong sales copy, such as Send My Marketing Guide or Send Me the eBook. Offer a free guide or eBook so that they will be more likely to click the button and opt in.
Note: Interact does offer upgraded paid accounts which will allow you to integrate your quiz with your email marketing software. They integrate with many email services such as ConvertKit, MailChimp, MailerLite, ActiveCampaign, HubSpot, Ontraport and more. Check out Interact’s pricing page for details*. If you choose to upgrade, you won’t need to direct your viewers to a landing page on your site; they can simply opt-in within your quiz.
If you click the blue Result Settings button, you can customize how your quiz-takers view their results.
Preview the quiz and take it to make sure it’s working properly. Once your quiz is ready, click Publish. By default, the quizzes created in the free version of Interact are made public. Then click Share and Embed to get your embed code. Set up a landing page on your website and embed the code.
Added steps you’ll want to take if you are using the quiz for lead generation is to create an opt-in form in your email service and create a landing page for the form. You’ll copy the URL of this landing page when customizing your Call to Action buttons on each quiz results page.
On your Interact dashboard, click the Create New Quiz button. Then select From Scratch from the options.
For this example, we’ll create a Personality quiz.
If it’s your first time creating a quiz from scratch with Interact, a tutorial video series will pop up. The videos are very short, and it’s a good idea to watch them to see the flow of creating a quiz.
When creating a quiz from scratch, you’ll start with the Cover page. Add your title, image, and description and customize the start button, hovering over each section to select it. Also, click Styles to customize the colors and fonts.
When setting up the cover page, make it enticing. Draw the viewers in and make them want to take the quiz. Give it an intriguing title, a captivating image, and fun description. Here’s the cover page of a quiz we created for one of our clients.
When you create a quiz from scratch, you’ll customize the results before the answers. Scroll down to Results and start adding each result, customizing the page with a heading, an image, and a description. Edit the call to action button to include engaging text and a URL to the results landing page where you will have an opt-in form embedded, as mentioned above in the instructions for creating a quiz from a template.
After you have all of your results pages added, move down to the Questions section. Start adding questions and answers and customize each question page. In the example, we used a custom image for the question and text answers. You could also do the reverse, use text questions and image answers.
For each question, click the blue Edit Result Correlations button. On this screen select the correct result for each answer. You can see here why you want to set your results first, then your answers. You’ll need the answers to appear when you set up the result correlations.
When you’ve finished creating the quiz, you’re ready to preview it, then publish and get your embed code.
Once your quiz goes live, and all of your email automation and landing pages are set up, be sure to go back into the Social Share Settings in your quiz and add a link to the landing page where your quiz is held so that it can be shared on social media. Also, add an image and a call to action message that will encourage people to share and participate in your quiz.
Quizzes are a fun, engaging way to generate leads. They’re highly shareable, and if you make them attractive to your ideal customer and tie them to a valuable free offer, they are an effective tactic to fill your sales funnel with leads. Here are a few best practices when creating quizzes:
To learn more about how to use quizzes, check out this article - Interactive Content: How Your Company can use Quizzes, Calculators, and Interactive White Papers for Lead Generation
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