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Listbuilding Quizzes To Interact With Your Readers

This post was most recently updated on March 1st, 2017

Listbuilding Quizzes To Interact With Your ReadersBloggers, you can now use “Listbuilding Quizzes To Interact With Your Readers.”

Here’s how it works.

Lead Generation Quizzes

Kissmetrics has featured an article by JP Misenas in which he declares that using quizzes are among the most underrated types of content.

I don’t know about you, but that’s a pretty big statement because it I’m always looking to get the jump on my competition, aren’t you?

Even more importantly, you can uselistbuilding quizzes to interact with your readers.

Because lead generation quizzes are so effective for both listbuilding and interaction, I think the time to use them in my business is now.

I mean, why would I want to spend tons of cash on Facebook ads to drive a stead flow of traffic to my blog, when I can do it with some simple quizzes that I don’t need an advertising budget to promote?

Answer: I wouldn’t!

Quizzes are Engaging and Shareable

Buzzsumo, likewise, agrees that quizzes are content marketing’s secret weapon.

The 2 big reasons that Buzzsumo makes this assessment are…

  1. Quizzes are Engaging
  2. Quizzes are Shareable

That means they get people enthused about your content, interested in what you’re doing, and so much so that they are motivated to share your content with others.

Where do they share?

Facebook Quizzes

Well, mostly on social media, and particularly on Facebook.

So we’re back to the point about spending a lot of money on Facebook ads, like so many people tell you to do.

Why not leverage the power of Facebook for free, with your own quizzes that people just love to take and love to share?

Consider, for example, that Buzzsumo reports, in the same article, their finding that an average quiz gets shared 1,900 times!

Now, who wouldn’t find that exciting?

Pinterest Quizzes

PS: I think you’ll find that Pinterest is a pretty cool spot to place your quizzes too.

In fact, whatever you favorite social media platform is… give it a try and see if you can add this listbuilding strategy.

That’s right, just try making a few listbuilding quizzes to interact with your readers.

You just might surprise yourselves, y’all.

Listbuilding Quizzes To Interact With Your Readers

Getting people to take your quizzes is cool, you know, engaging and fun.

With a good quiz, you really build some serious interaction between you and your readers.

It’s one of the big reasons that Facebook is so effective for getting lots of shares and even making your content go viral.

Facebook is all about people interacting with each other.

And quizzes are perfect to get that interaction rolling.

People just love sharing quizzes.

Marketing Zen shows you so many great ways to build engagement into your Facebook marketing, and on top of the list are things like creating polls, asking questions and humanizing your posts.

Well, nothing accomplishes so many of these “engagement tactics” more than a fun quiz.

Quiz Funnels

But let’s not forget that what we’re really trying to accomplish with our quizzes is to build an automated, ongoing, day by day lead generation machine.

That means, you need to see your quiz as a “top of the funnel” lead generation tool.

So, here’s what your quiz funnel will typically look like.

1: Build you quiz

2: Share it with your readers and social media crowds

3: Collect names and email addresses (listbuilding) from people who want to learn the results of the quiz they just took.  Now, how easy is that for creating a lead magnet?  Say goodbye to writing ebooks and all the other standard “lead magnet” stuff that never happens because it takes so dang long to do, right?

4: Now that people are on your “list,” you can pull them deeper into your funnel.  Just do a good job of email marketing to mix up really good and valuable emails for you niche, with some highly pertinent, killer offers that they’ll just love you for.

That’s how to use quizzes to convert prospects into subscribers, and subscribers into buyers or clients.


It’s what I call a quiz funnel, and it’s one of the easiest and fastest techniques for building a list and at the same time, growing a profitable business.

Other Resources

See some live Marketing Online Quizzes to get an idea of how some of the pros are using quizzes:

Best Online Quiz Maker

Sure, you can make your own quizzes on Buzzfeed, but only as a community member.

You can’t use them to promote your blog.

There are a few online quiz creator services, but the best one I’ve found is Interact.

It’s so simple that I had my first quiz set up in just a few minutes.

This article is not intended as a tutorial on how to set up and use Interact, but I will give you just a quick glimpse of how to use it so you can see how really easy it is.

First of all, take a peek at the plain and simple, yet powerful dashboard inside of Interact…

Interact Dashboard

You can instantly build Quizzes, Giveaways and Live Polls.

Not only that, but you can get reporting analytics to see how your quizzes are doing.

One click of the “Create New Quiz” button let’s you choose between templates for Assessment, Personality or Score (Tallied) quizzes.

Create A Quiz with Interact

Finally, you can build out these quizzes to be serious, entertaining or some combination of serious and entertaining.

The idea is to make quizzes that will attract the attention of your readers or social media crowd.

Whatever type of quiz you choose to create, you have a choice between selecting from many templates, or creating your quiz from scratch.

Interact Quiz Templates

I’m going to give you a live quiz I created in just a few minutes below.

It is a template that I customized to my own target audience.

Constant Customer Guidance

NOTICE, by the way… that you always have a “Contact Us” help feature (the blue button in the lower right corner).

During business hours, this is a Live Chat feature that I love… totally love.

As you’re working away on crating your quiz, just talk live to the helpful folks standing by to make sure you get everything set up and operational.

You can’t screw this up… hand holding all the way 🙂

After business hours, you get the email icon on the blue button, as you see in the above image.

That means, Live Chat is not available, but you can still send an email and someone will get back to you by email.

I’m not that patient, so I just wait until business hours to set up my campaigns.

That way I know someone is always handy to help, and the wait time is pretty close to zero usually.

Now, see just a few of the many, many templates for Personality quizzes…

Interact Personality Templates

These allow you to probe what kind of person your subscriber is.

People love learning what their personality is because, hey, it’s all about them.

Most people find it pretty hard to pass up a chance to see how the stack up on personality traits, especially when it only takes a moment of two of their time.

See a few samples of the Assessment templates…

Interact Assessment Templates

This is another thing people love to do… assess their knowledge or understanding of a certain topic.

It’s really, pretty irresistible when people see an opportunity to take a quick quiz like this from your blog, or your Facebook post.

Interact: Software To Build Your List On Autopilot

So, here’s the thing.

Every single online business… every one… requires a steady flow of prospects and sub

Now, that’s basically it.

Each quiz has standard questions for people to answer.

You should re-word or change these questions to meet your own needs.

In addition, you can have lots of questions, but it’s most effective to keep it to somewhere between 5 and 10 questions.

Everything is so easy to customize with Interact.

Just let your creative juices flow and create quizzes that pull exactly the kind of subscribers you want on your email list.

Remember: No matter what kind of business you run online, there is one thing that you MUST have. A steady, rolling, inflow of new, fresh leads subscribing to your email list.

Without that, you have nobody to sell products and services to, and that means… you have no business.

You may have a business structure, like a blog or a Facebook page… but you have NO business without the ability to build your list of followers.

That’s why it’s a great strategy to use Listbuilding Quizzes To Interact With Your Readers, and pull them into your business.

Let me mention,too, that you can check out a very quick quiz that I just created with Interact, at the end of this article.

To learn more about how Interact can help you do the same thing, click on my affiliate link right here…

Try Interact For Free

When you sign up through my affiliate link, I will work with you to create an online quiz campaign designed specifically to drive a steady flow of traffic your way.

Take My Quiz

Finally, here’s a quiz I put together using Interact in just a few minutes…

I bet your social media crowd would like to take this little quiz.

Maybe they’d even like to learn more about how to make a personality quiz like this for themselves.

So take a moment to share this article with them 🙂

Now… I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

Have you ever used listbuilding quizzes to interact with your readers? If not, what is your main listbuilding strategy?


Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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39 Responses to Listbuilding Quizzes To Interact With Your Readers

  1. ronaldo March 13, 2019 at 9:04 am #

    Hi Donna

    The other day I was thinking about new ways and means to build my email list fast. One of the idea I had the same as you shared here. But I was a bit shy about creating an interesting quiz. I get a little bookish while creating anything but here your specimen quiz cleared all my confusions.

    The tools you mentioned are really cool and so easy to use. We just have to create very pertinent questions and then rank the replies with different conclusions as you did.

    I will surely try it.

  2. Alicia Osmera July 1, 2017 at 12:07 am #

    Hi Donna,

    I have got to take these quizzes.

    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Lydia Brown
    March 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

    Definitely going to try this out reading this got me excited thank you Donna.
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  4. Anand March 10, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    You aced the quiz post, Donna. Really useful tips, but the one thing on my mind as I was reading the post was whether you would have your own quiz at the end. And you did! Best way to wrap up. Teach people how to do something, and then give them a demo of how you did it. I would love to see a similar post from you about how about the benefits of adding wordpress polls to your blog posts.
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  5. Rachel Lavern
    March 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I love the idea of the Quiz Funnel because, as you stated, it would cut hours and hours off of the time required to build a lead generation thingamajig. I just wonder what percentage of people do what I do–(1) take the quiz, (2) provide my email in order to receive the results and then (3) get my results and unsubscribe. I don’t think that I have ever remained on those lists. Oh well, it is worth a try, isn’t it?
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  6. ikechi
    March 5, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

    Hi Donna

    Great post as usual. I never knew that Quiz could be used to create lists so fast. This post has opened my mind and I will definitely try it out.

    Thanks for sharing. Take Care

  7. K. Lee Banks
    March 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

    Wow, this is fascinating and thought-provoking! Another batch of information I had no idea could be part of blogging! As an education professional, and someone who does assessment writing, the idea of sponsoring quizzes sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing.
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  8. Sathish Arumugam
    March 4, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    It was a good stuff for the readers to read it. You have clearly elaborated all the process with the clear images, and the tools you are mentioned are magnificent and easy to use. Your way of explaining marketing strategy was the best part. Thanks for updating this latest marketing trend
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  9. Sarah Arrow
    March 3, 2017 at 7:03 am #

    A great share Donna, quizzes are not only under used, but the most popular piece of content on the web, is actually a quiz. I’ve founded the hardest part of creating a quiz is coming up with the questions!
    With my quiz, I turn it off from time to time as it’s prety powerful and brings in a slew of nice warm leads. I need to find the time to create the products, or source them as an affiliate in order to meet the need.
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  10. Monna Ellithorpe
    March 2, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    Just took your quiz and thinking of how to use it on my new author blog. I see quite a few ideas from reading the other comments too.

    I hope you and David are doing well. Maybe we can chat a few minutes when it’s convenient for both of us.

    Thank you for sharing this great idea.

  11. Sherman Smith March 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    This is a great idea!

    I’ve been focusing more on email marketing this year. So far there’s 4 types of emails I send out and I’m always open to see other ways I can build my list even more so.

    Yes, taking quizes are quite interactive and popular on social media. Especially on facebook! It looks like I may give this a try 😉

    Thanks for making us aware of Interact! Have a good one!
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  12. Ryan Biddulph
    March 1, 2017 at 7:26 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Excellent idea.

    Quizzes move the ball from our court to our reader’s courts. What a key move for any blogger because our readers dig talking ’bout themselves. Definitely gotta learn more about quizzing and sending out some quizzes to get the ball rolling.

    I love your screen shares and tutorial too. Clear, simple, easy to understand.

    Right now I’m list building by giving away one of my eBooks for free every Friday. So far so good. Also promoting this freebie giveaway on Blogging Tips and The Huffington Post weekly.

    Way cool share.

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    • Donna Merrill March 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

      Hi Ryan,

      Giving away your eBook is a great method to build a list, insofar as the eBook reflects your business, and therefore gets you highly targeted subscribers.

      The thing about quizzes is that they build engagement because, as you say, “our readers dig talking ’bout themselves”….

      That’s the real power behind the quiz model.

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  13. Marquita Herald
    March 1, 2017 at 4:10 am #

    One of the personal development blogs I follow uses quizzes just like this often and I’ve always wondered how he sets them up. His tend to be rather frivolous – like finding your chakra color or who were you in a previous life – so I hadn’t given much thought to using them seriously, but I can see how well they would work for some niches. I look forward to taking a closer look.
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    • Donna Merrill March 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

      Hi Marquita,

      You can certainly make your quizzes light and frivolous, and lots of people will respond.

      But really, the point of offering quizzes to build your list, is to build a list of people interested in what you’re doing.

      So the more you can slant them to be of interest specifically to the people you really want to subscribe to your list, then the more valuable they are as marketing tools.

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  14. Cori Ramos
    February 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

    You so rock, Donna!

    Thank you for sharing this. This is the first time I’m learning about this. I love this idea and I will definitely use this. I took the quiz and I am a roller coaster blogger – right on the money I should say :).

    Thanks for always keeping us updated with the latest blogging trends!

    Hope you’re having a great week!

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  15. Mark
    February 27, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

    What a fabulous and extremely practical list building strategy Donna!

    This is the very first time, I’ve heard of such a creative and practical

    Thank you so much for sharing it coach. And the best part about it is,
    it’s such an evergreen marketing strategy.

    Thanks so much for making us aware of it!LOL!
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    • Donna Merrill March 4, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

      Hi Mark,

      Yes, this is evergreen when you structure it that way.

      Of course, you can also build quizzes that are not evergreen like “What are your reasons for attending the Big Event in May?”

      Both types work, but what’s nice about evergreen is that you don’t have to re-create them over and over.

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  16. Amar kumar
    February 27, 2017 at 5:23 am #

    Hey Donna,

    Quizzes are really good and effective choice to enhance audience engagement on our websites. The visuals matter when it comes to creating your quiz. If you can have image with your quiz, then you’ve got an opportunity to forget a deeper connection with your dream clients.

    The right images will resonate with them and they’ll feel on the same wavelength as you. Eventually, thanks for revealing a light on this topic.

    With best regards,

    Amar kumar
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    • Donna Merrill March 4, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

      Hi Amar,

      You’re so right on this!

      Visuals are a big thing everywhere, and quizzes are no different.

      One of the things I like about Interact is that they have images integrated into their templates.

      But additionally, you can choose alternate images, or import your own.

      Create your own Canva images, photos etc…. it really spices up your quiz, and delivers your branded message.

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  17. Chery Schmidt
    February 26, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    Hey Donna, This is a super idea, I love it! I have never heard of anything quite like it. Oh Yeh I am going to try it out.
    Great Share
    Chery :))
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  18. Nishant
    February 26, 2017 at 10:21 am #

    Hi Donna thanks for sharing this tool, As a business, it’s important to find people who are interested with what we provide and collect information about leads. Facebook is one platform where the user engagement rate is high compared to any other channel, Putting an online quiz like this will likely increase the interaction and will also help to get a glimpse of customer insight.
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    • Donna Merrill March 4, 2017 at 9:25 am #

      Hi Nishant,

      Good point you’ve made about customer insiight, here.

      Yes, a quiz is a great way to build your email list, but in addition, it can give you insight into what your subscribers interest level is in your niche.

      Of course, you can tap into any specific insights you are looking for by slanting your quiz questions in those directions.

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  19. Harleena Singh
    February 26, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Interesting indeed 🙂

    Reminds of my school and college days, when we used to take a lot of quizzes, and then later our newspapers used to have a lot of them as well. With time, as priorities change, so do sitting and taking time to take quizzes, it sure has been a while, but would surely take up the one you put up here!

    Screenshots further add to it all – never heard of Interact- would surely check them out as well. Heading right over to take this one.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill March 4, 2017 at 9:19 am #

      HI Harleena,

      Well quizzes are like school, especially if you create a “test your knowledge” type of quiz.

      The quiz I created here, was a “personality quiz” designed to let you see how your personality matches your blogging presence.

      Interact has templates for different quiz types, and the test your knowledge is great for things like “are you an SEO expert” for instance… with questions that test your knowledge about SEO.

      Many ways to use these, even as quizzes to see if people have captured the essentials of, say, a video training you create.

      Let your imagination run wild 🙂

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  20. Bren Pace
    February 26, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    Hi Donna,

    First off, I hope you’re feeling better! {hugs}

    I love the idea of quizzes. I see them on FB all the time and enjoy taking them. I took yours and shared my results on my FB timeline. Fab quiz, thanks to you, and it showed me exactly what I wanted to see. Yeah me!

    I need to bookmark this post for later when I have time to play around with a quiz or two for myself. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    You rock!

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    • Donna Merrill March 4, 2017 at 9:11 am #

      Hi Bren,

      We all love the FB quizzes, don’t we?

      It makes your message fun, yet still relevant.

      And what better way to invite people into your sales or content funnel?

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  21. Kathryn Maclean
    February 26, 2017 at 8:20 am #

    Hi Donna!

    Very cool article! What got me right away – Buzzsumo says that an average quiz gets shared 1,900 times!

    And that you can create your own quiz funnel

    Collect names and emails of people who want to learn the results of the quiz. So much easier than writing an ebook or creating other lead magnets.

    You gave so many links to other sites about how to go about doing this. I saved them all.

    I tried tryinterac other than the sample you gave (I am an Exponential Blogger) and found out what kind of entrepreneur I am. Pretty darn accurate too! I will be using this shortly.

    A wonderful new resource that we all can use. Who knew Quizzes!
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  22. Dr. Sameer Joshi
    February 26, 2017 at 7:47 am #

    Donna! Donna! Donna!

    What a fantastic blog post yet again!! Here’s the thing: I have used quizzes in the recent past to generate engagement on landing pages and then getting people on to my list. And I have to say that this has by far been the MOST successful method of getting engagement for me. Far higher than videos of me (I might just be too scary, yaknowe – hahaha), or the conventional headline-description-CTA structure etc. It’s amazing.

    Having done that, however, I found your blog post and what you describe taking things a step further from the basic level I have been doing this at until now, albeit successfully. I found your blog post and the structured build up and the augmentation with screenshots really, really helpful.

    Thanks very much!

    Be blessed
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    • Donna Merrill March 1, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

      Hi Sameer,

      Very interesting testimonial of the effectiveness of quizzes.

      And like you say, that’s really at just a basic level.

      The Interact quiz model really does take the quiz model to a whole new level, not just the standard quiz builder software that everyone else throws into the mix of their software packages and WordPress themes.

      Keep rolling with this, my friend, and keep those prospects and subscribers streaming onto your blog and into your business 🙂
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  23. Mi Muba
    February 26, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    Hi Donna

    The other day I was thinking about new ways and means to build my email list fast. One of the idea I had the same as you shared here. But I was a bit shy about creating an interesting quiz. I get a little bookish while creating anything but here your specimen quiz cleared all my confusions.

    The tools you mentioned are really cool and so easy to use. We just have to create very pertinent questions and then rank the replies with different conclusions as you did.

    I will surely try it and I was interested in an other plugin of MyThemeShop but now my choice expanded after reading this post.

    Many thanks for sharing
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    • Donna Merrill February 26, 2017 at 10:43 am #

      Hi Mi Muba,

      Yes, you’re right to focus on steady, daily, hourly adding new people to your business and to your email list.

      This is what makes it a business, right?

      But it’s very expensive to run ads all the time to do it.

      Quizzes are an excellent solution because they are so popular, go viral often and just pull the leads you need without effort after you’ve taken a few minutes to set up your quiz.

      MyThemeShop is nice, and I know they have a quiz plugin, but bear in mind… that’s only for putting your quiz on your blog.

      But with Interact you can embed your quiz anywhere… Facebook, Pinterest… you name it. That’s where the real juice is b/c that’s where your audience spends most of its time.

      Hey, you can even embed it in your email autoresponders to further segment you list 🙂

      Good luck with it.

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  24. Ravi Chahar
    February 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    I like the way you have elaborated the process with the help screenshots. That’s my favorite activity of all the time.

    Buzzfeed seems to provide so many features to create your own quizzes. I always like to participate.

    It’s engaging and shareable for sure.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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    • Donna Merrill February 25, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

      Hi Ravi,

      Yea, Buzzfeed is a lot of fun, but you really want to do your own quizzes to benefit from the buzz 🙂

      Glad you like the screenshots… I got them from my own user Dashboard inside of Interact.

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  25. Ruth Bowers
    February 25, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    Thanks Donna… this is good stuff! I’m currently beta testing a different quiz builder. You make me want to stop what I’m doing right now, and go build a quiz for my readers! 🙂
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    • Donna Merrill February 25, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

      Hi Ruth,

      Go ahead and create a quiz! It’s free to register and see how you like it.

      Don’t you love the engagement though, from quizzes. You can also set up Giveaways and Polls.

      These are keys to building a highly engaged following on your blog AND on social media.

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