Roll up; it’s raffle time!
Raffles are an excellent opportunity to raise money for charity or to promote an event or a business. These marketing practices require a lot of attention, and they build a big interest because someone gets to win a grand prize. So, you will undoubtedly need a raffle entry form.
In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to create a raffle entry form in order to make your life easier. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
|Why should you use an online raffle entry form?|
|How to create a raffle entry form|
|Adding raffle entry form to your website|
Why should you use an online raffle entry form?
I’m pretty sure that you are already thinking about some of the benefits of digitalizing this process, but let’s list a few.
As funny as it may sound, it is much easier for people to fill in these forms by typing personal data from their laptop or mobile phone than writing it by hand. People are very comfortable nowadays and try to make every activity faster and as practical as possible. Moreover, it will save you some time as well. You can export all the data wherever you want and sort it quickly on your computer.
On the go
As we said before, people will be able to fill in these forms wherever they are. The can complete your raffle entry form on the laptop, tablet, or mobile device – and all of these on the go. When people wait in line or in traffic, they tend to spend time on social media. So, if advertised properly, they will see that you organize a raffle. And they will undoubtedly sign up to win a prize. Don’t you think?
Well, if you do a little research, you will see that experts say that error rates were drastically reduced when online forms appeared. In other words, with online forms, you will be more likely to collect more accurate data. If you are still using paper forms, this is the sign to switch to online forms.
How to create a raffle entry form
You can’t imagine how easy it is, but we are here to show you. With the power of a super-responsive tool, you will be able to create a raffle entry form in a jiffy. We are talking about an amazing, user-friendly, and intuitive plugin that will help you make the best raffle entry form – Kali Forms. Let’s see how you can do it by walking you through a few simple steps.
Installing Kali Forms plugin
All you need to start installing Kali Forms is a running website. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. You can follow this useful tutorial on how to create a website step-by-step. Once you built your website, go to your WordPress dashboard, and look for Plugins. Then, click on Add new, and you will see a search bar in the right corner of your page. Type Kali Forms, and press Install.
You will have to wait a couple of minutes until the process is over. Now, you have to Activate the plugin, so press the button shown below.
Go to your WordPress dashboard again, and you will see Kali Forms among the features. Click on it and press Add New. Now we will start creating the raffle entry form.
Creating a new form
This time you’ll be redirected to a page with a bunch of pre-made templates to choose from. Well, the raffle entry form is not among these forms, so we will create it from scratch. Lead your mouse cursor and click on Create new.
Start by giving a name that you find appropriate to your form. I named mine “raffle entry form”, but you can choose whatever you want.
Adding form fields
Here’s the deal – everything you will see on this page is customizable. Once you selected the blank page, on the left of the page, you will see all the features that Kali Forms provides to its users. If you want to customize a specific field, you only have to click on it. Easy-peasy!
From this time forth, you can name your fields, make them required to fill or not, add a description, and insert placeholders. It is super easy, so let’s see what you need for this type of form.
First of all, you will need a Text box for the name of your participants. Then, you will see in the menu an Address field. You will need the address of your participants to deliver the prize – if it is not, like in most cases, a coupon that can be sent by email. Talking about this way of sending messages, you should add an Email field and a Phone field. You will have to contact the participants somehow, so you will need this information.
After you added these fields, you will see in the menu a Submit button. Introduce it in your raffle entry form and make sure you don’t forget it.
Next, you can send to your participant a confirmation email by going to the Notifications page. You will be shown how to do it there, but you can also read this article that explains how to do it. Or you can send SMS notification by upgrading to premium!
In the Settings section, you will be able to customize other features. You can display a “thank you” message, choose a form style, or add spam protection to your form. Go crazy with these features!
Adding the raffle entry form to your website
If you are happy with all the changes you made, click on Save. A shortcode with the link of your form will be generated, so copy it. Now, you can paste the shortcode on a page of your choice on your website – it can be a new one or an already existing one.
After the raffle is over, remember that you can export your data to Excel or CVS to keep it stored somewhere safe.
Follow all these steps and take advantage of the bunch of features that will help you create the most professional forms. With Kali Forms, you will make the most unique, responsive, and intuitive forms. Give it a try!