3 Unique Ways to Use the Squarespace Form Block
Updated: April 15, 2019
There’s this cool feature in Squarespace called the Form Block.
If you have a Squarespace website and you’re not already using this form block, then read on because, frankly, you should have one on your website by the end of today.
Tip - If you're new to Squarespace, read this post first on the 10 Step Guide to Setting up a Squarespace Website from Scratch.
Here are 3 ways you can use Squarespace forms right now:
Why? Because it gets right to the point.
Potential clients, customers or collaborators will answer the specific questions you ask them rather send you a vague, “hey there” message. It also cuts down on the back and forth emails and let’s you see if the two of you will be a good fit.
2. Create a survey for customers, clients or collaborators to fill in after they’ve worked with you or taken one of your free challenges. Using the form to create a survey also helps you gather information for future products or services you’d like to offer.
3. Make a questionnaire for your clients or customers to answer so that you can best prepare for the work or project you’re going to do for them.
In the images below, I share part of a survey and questionnaire clients fill in before I teach them how to navigate the Squarespace platform. (You might have to squint, it's hard to read.)
Hang on, I’ve got a couple more.
4. Gathering testimonials.
Like a questionnaire, current and former clients can fill in a Squarespace form that answers specific questions about what it was like to work with you and what were the benefits of working with you.
5. A "What Page Are You Looking For?" Form on your 404 page.
On the rare occasion, I get emails from people who've landed on my 404 page. Then I can help them or redirect them.
The How to Video
Naturally, Squarespace Support teaches you how to create a form block and set the storage right over here. Watch the video.
(I use google spreadsheets to store survey & questionnaire answers. For the Contact forms, messages are sent directly to my email.)
Other Practical Examples of Squarespace Form Block Uses - as client interest forms:
Sarah Beth Moon - Client Interest Form (Actually this is now an embedded Dubsado form but it used to be a form block!)