Strikingly and Jot Form: Helping You Connect, Interact, and Thrive in the Business World

With technology and the internet gaining more momentum in the years, activities that are usually done in person are being converted into online interaction. Nowadays, it is fairly easy for us to collect and share information from people all around the neighborhood - or the world, for that matter. If you are one of those amazing entrepreneurs and business people that started your venture at home, you surely appreciate the ease and accessibility that the technology and internet nowadays provides.

As entrepreneurs - or aspiring entrepreneurs, living in a virtually connected world obviously has its perks. One of which is your capability to easily bring your businesses online; creating a website that can easily allow you to connect with your customers, clients, and even your suppliers and shareholders. Not only can you easily showcase your products and/or services in a way that can best entice viewers of the site, you can also easily attach different forms (Jot Form, Google Forms, Wufoo Forms) or links to allow their customers or site viewers to contact them, connect with them, and even order directly from them.

And in case you are not one of those tech-savvy that run rampant around your everyday neighborhood, fear not - we get it. We understand because you certainly are not alone! Many people want to build a home, an online home for their endeavors, whether it be business, educational, or otherwise. Good thing for people like you, there exists different platforms wherein you can easily create a website or even a contact form or order form of your own. Jot Form and Strikingly are two great websites to help you in those aspects.

Among the many platforms that can accommodate and assist you, Strikingly has been home to many business owners like you who want to create a space to host their customers.

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Image taken from Strikingly Product

While Strikingly offers a variety of forms, it is not surprising that you may need other types of forms that can better suit your needs. In this arena, we introduce to you, Jot Form. It is an online application that enables virtually anyone to quickly create online forms. It is a form builder that you can use with ease and without knowing how to and/or writing even a single line of code. If you don't take our word for it, a Jot Form review - a good one at that, can easily be found online. Ranging from tech-savvy to marketing people to the regular Joe and Jane, they all attest to the hassle-free user experience that they have with Jot Form. Its user-friendly interface involves an intuitive drag-and-drop interface that allows you to create a form of your own in the simplest way.

JotFrom offers many different types of forms - covering a wide range of utility and applications that you may need and/or want. The best part is, you don’t even have to always manually create your own forms because it offers a wide array of JotFrom templates that you can use. Upon visiting their website, you just have to sign up and you can use virtually any of the templates they have at your disposal. Listed below are some of the main Jot Form templates available on their site:

  • Application Form
  • Registration Form
  • Request Form
  • Contact Form
  • Feedback Form
  • Order Form
  • Surveys
  • Signup Form
  • Evaluation Form
  • Booking Form
  • And Others

In addition to these main Jot Form templates, there are more templates within the categories listed above. For instance, under the Application Form template, these application templates are available:

  • Job application template
  • School application template
  • Scholarship application template
  • Loan application template
  • Pet adoption application template
  • And Others.

Now while these templates are pre-made for your convenience, Jot Form also provides you options of how you can better customize it according to your needs or your preferences. You can easily add different form elements to make your form more suitable for your needs. They offer basic form elements like header, full name, email, address, phone, short/long text description, paragraph or dropdown, single/multiple choice, image or file uploads, a captcha, a submit button, and the like; survey elements like input table, star or scale rating, and page elements like dividers, section collapse, and page break. Jot Form also provides you options to link payment websites and options and other widgets like e-signature, terms and conditions, and others. Their form designer menu also provides you with a wide range of colors, styles, themes, and layout options that you can choose from so that you can modify your form to be a feast to your eyes.

Nevertheless, we realize that some of you still prefer to create your own forms from scratch. Whether the reason is that you want to really learn how to make your own, or that what you want/need isn’t specifically provided by the default templates available, Jot Form and Strikingly have got you covered. After all, custom forms exist for specifically that reason.

A custom form template is provided for you both in Jot Form and Strikingly. And though you can easily customize them in a way that suits your needs best, the custom form examples provided still contain specific elements that you can alter, remove, or add more of.

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Image taken from Strikingly Product

Adding a Form on your Strikingly Website

  1. Sign up or log in on Strikingly.
  2. Open your website. (Or select a template to get started)

Strikingly offer a wide array of website templates that you can select from and modify to make your own website. However, if you prefer to make your own from scratch, that is completely okay too!

  1. In the editor panel, select “Add New Section”. Then select “Contacts and Forms” to see and choose your wanted form.

In the New Section menu, there are a lot of options for the kind of sections you want to put in your site. Selecting the Contacts and Forms option will show you three different types of forms available to you. Your choices are: the contact section that is best to display your social media information; the contact form that allows viewers to input their name, email, a message, and even the business map and info; a sign-up form to allow viewers to subscribe or join and; the custom form wherein you can add a fully-customizable form to edit according to your needs.

  1. If you selected either the sign-up form or the contact form section, just clicking on the specific elements on that section would allow you to put in the information it requires. Selecting the custom form will bring you another menu wherein you can edit the elements you want your form section to contain.

Image taken from Strikingly Product

Image taken from Strikingly Product

However, do not fret if you have already created a form in Jot Form or other sites. Because Strikingly allows you to add external applications available in the App Store of Strikingly (like Paypal, Google Maps, Google Forms, and others). In the Add New Section menu, the “Advanced'' Option will allow you to create your own section, a social media feed section, or an App Store & HTML Section. By selecting the App Store and HTML section, you will be able to see a menu that lists the different applications that you can add to your section and website.

While Jot Form is not yet available in the App Store of Strikingly, adding Jot Form to your Strikingly website is fairly straightforward and easy to do.

Adding Jot Form To Strikingly Website

1. Open the Jot Form you want to add to your website.

2. In the top menu of the form, you must select the “Publish” tab.

Doing this will open a menu of the following: Quick Share, Embed, Assign Form, Email, PDF, and Platforms.

3. Select the option “Embed”. Copy the code snippet of your Jot Form.

This sub-menu will show you the source code for your Jot Form. It gives you the option to copy and use the code to embed your form in an iframe, in a lightbox or as a pop-up or feedback button or be downloaded as .css or .js files. Simply, this will show you the code that you can easily copy and paste onto your website so that you can add your Jot Form directly to it.

4. Go to your Strikingly website.

5. Add a New Section and Select the “Advanced” Option.

6. From the “Advanced” Option and select “App Store & HTML”.

The App Store & HTML would create a new section where you can put your app or create your own HTML Code. By clicking the “Edit” in that section, the Strikingly App Store would be shown. There, the different applications you can add will be listed. This includes the option of HTML.

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Image taken from Strikingly Product

7. Click “HTML”

Clicking HTML from the Strikingly would allow you to write - or in your situation, paste the code snippet of your Jot Form.

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Image taken from Strikingly Product

8. Paste the code snippet you copied from your Jot Form.

And voila! Your Jot Form is added to your Strikingly website. It’s that easy!

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Image taken from Strikingly Product

Entering the business world can be a challenge, but with the right tools and the right motivation, you have a good chance of making it big! Join Strikingly and reach a wider audience with the most amazing and beautiful websites.