Deciding to survey people is easy. But creating a survey can seem hard. Here at SurveyMonkey, we help make it simple. After all, surveys are an art and a science—but they’re not rocket science!
The first and most important step, is to identify why, exactly, you want to create a survey. In other words, what’s its objective?
A concise and focused objective can help you make a survey that asks just the questions you need. Here’s some things to ask yourself as you brainstorm your survey’s objective:
Who else will be seeing and using the responses? What insights am I hoping to gain? What decisions am I ultimately looking to make?
Once you understand why you want to make a survey, you can move forward in creating it.
There are a lot of choices to make when you’re writing a survey, but following some basic rules can help you make the right choices every time. Here are 10 great tips for creating a survey that gets you the answers you need.
With that, you know how to make a survey that brings in the responses you need to make better decisions!
If you want to become a true survey expert, check out our steps on steps on writing survey questions. And if you want to create a survey more easily? We’ve got a ton of ready-to-use survey templates for you to choose from. From customer satisfaction to marketing to employee engagement templates, we have a variety of options to help you make a survey that shines. Finally, for even more tips more tips and tricks on creating great surveys, check out the SurveyMonkey blog.
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Here are some ideas to ensure that respondents will answer your surveys.
If your survey is short and sweet, there's a greater chance that more respondents will complete it.
Little incentives like small discount or an entry into a drawing can help ensure respondents complete your survey.
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