Creating a Survey

Here’s how easy it is to create a survey in Surveydaddy: (Check out the screencast at the bottom of this page for more information.)

Login to your Surveydaddy dashboard. Click on the big blue Create a new… dropdown and select Survey:

Give your survey a name, and choose a preset style. We went with Graphite just for fun:

If you like, you can create custom start message that your survey participants will see before they start the survey:

You can create a custom finish message that participants will see after they complete they survey. (Note that custom finish messages are available to Pro and Corporate customers.) Be creative with your custom messages—show a little personality! It’s always nice to know that you’re completing a survey created by a human for humans:

Close survey automatically based on date or quote

Now, as the last step before we create our survey questions, let’s select some basic options. First we need to determine whether or not to close the survey automatically:

You can choose to close the survey on a date you define or after you’ve met your quota for the number of survey responses you wish to collect. The quota default is set to 1000. You can type in any number that you like:

Selecting a language pack, if you wish

Next, we need to choose to assign a language pack to the survey. If you’ve already created a language pack for your survey, you would select it from the dropdown list, here:

Multiple responses?

Next, we’ll determine whether or not to allow participants to complete the survey more than once:

Password protect and / or restrict to participants from a certain IP address

Finally, as the last set of choices, you can choose to set a password that participants must enter to be allowed to complete the survey. Additionally, if you wish to restrict your participants to a pre-defined set of IP addresses, you can enter them here. This setting is particularly useful if you want to allow, say only your employees or students to take the survey:

When you’re done selecting your survey’s options, be sure to click on the big blue, Save & Add Questions button:

Click and drag to add elements to your survey

Now, you can click and drag survey elements from the column on the left to the survey window:

You can create surveys using multiple choice questions, matrix / Likert questions, text inputs, name inputs, number inputs, telephone number inputs, date and time inputs, email addresses, URLs, HTML snippets, addresses, or even have users upload files. We just created a quick-and-dirty, survey, but let your business goals guide you! When you’re done adding questions and inputs, click on the blue Done Editing button.

Now we’re ready to release this survey into the wild! Click on the blue, Finish & Embed button:

You can embed your survey as a website pop-up, inline in your website, conduct it via your iPad, create a direct link to share, embed it in an email, post it to Twitter, “like” it and post a link to it on Facebook, and/or embed it into a QR code and get a .png of the image to place in printed material.

Easy-peasy, lemon-sqeezy!