If you find yourself in need of an online booking tool, you should first look into the two types there are – free and paid. If you have no spare money, you can think about making a free tool yourself. In some aspects it is even better than using a free software, as the latter has certain limits set for the number of possible bookings and can end up doing harm instead of bringing benefit. In this blog post we will look into 2 free online scheduling tool options in particular. So let’s dive in.
One of the most practical tools that can be used for online scheduling is Google Forms. The service is free of charge and it can really help you stay organized and on top of your scheduling game. What you can do with the forms is the following. Firstly, let people fill in their name and contact information. Then let them choose a certain service provider of yours. The next step to take is to set up a multiple choice question for your available time slots. In order for this to be effective, in the ‘More options’ click on ‘Add-ons’ and find a choice eliminator. Once someone chooses a time slot to register for, it will become unavailable to other clients. This will ensure that you are not double-booked. We have to mention, though, that this tool will leave you with a lot of manual work and will not be able to provide you with such important features as data reports with full-on analysis and calendar integrations. Otherwise, it’s a useful tool that does not require voluminous setup work.
Simple Contact Form
You can find anything online, including a simple contact form that you can incorporate into your website. There are plenty of templates to choose from. Your pick should depend on what kind of service you offer and what suits your website. The forms will simply collect the information put in by the client. You, in turn, will need to analyze yourself, contact people in case of cancellation or any changes on your own. We would say that google forms are more useful in the sense that it requires less effort on your side. However, free online templates could be used as a reference for creating a google form for your online scheduling. There are plenty of industry-specific templates online that can make your job much easier and save your time. Ultimately, it all depends on your likes and dislikes. We suggest you give both options a try and see which one you like more.
This concludes our blog post on two types of free online scheduling tools that can be created by you. Both have their upsides and downsides so it essentially depends on your preferences and what you are trying to achieve. Be sure to give yourself the time to create a reliable free online scheduling tool because it can affect your business and your reputation greatly. Your efforts will pay off.