So, you want to create a worksheet for your blog, course, or client?
Maybe you’re asking yourself: How do I make it pretty? How do I make it actionable? How do I even make it?
No worries, chica! I got you covered. Here are my top 10 tips for designing worksheets that everyone should use when creating worksheets.
Tip #10: Number those pages. Yup, make sure you put page numbers on your worksheets if you plan on having a lot of pages. Some people have wacky printers that print all of their pages out on the floor (yup, that’s me!). Having page numbers makes it easy for people to order them once it’s been printed.
Tip #9: Create enough space to write. If you want to get your audience to write in your worksheets, make sure you give them enough space to do so. If you want them to write a paragraph of reflection, don’t give them an itty bitty space to do it in. Be aware of what you want them to do, and give them room to do it.
Tip #8: Use white space. Yup, white space is your BFF. White space = less clutter. And, that’s what we want. Bring on the white space!
Tip #7: Think about time. When you’re designing the activities and things people will do with your worksheet, take into consideration the amount of time it will take them to complete it. If it’s something that’s going to take an extremely long time, think of ways to make it quicker to complete.
Tip #6: Call to action. If you’re creating worksheets for your opt-in freebie or other blog post downloads, make sure you add a CTA, chica! Think about what’s the next step you want them to take after completing your worksheet? Hop on a call with you? Download your ebook? Say hello on Social Media? Make sure to include that information if you have a CTA.
Tip #5: Include Instructions. Yup, make sure you give them an explanation on how to complete the worksheet. Don’t just leave your audience hanging and left to figure it out on their own. You took the time to create this beautiful masterpiece, now make sure that your audience can actually use it.
Tip #4: Provide examples. If you have a worksheet that is super involved, you may want to consider giving them an example. An example helps get the juices flowing and the ideas moving.
Tip #3: Check that grammar. Make your mama proud (and all of your English teachers). Ensure that you check punctuation and grammar.
Tip #3.5: Print out your worksheet. Print it out both in B&W and color so that you see what it looks like. Sometimes a color might be too light. Sometimes a font might be too small. You never know unless you check it out.
Tip #2: Consistency. Yup, make sure all of the design pieces are consistent throughout your document. That means that each page of your worksheet should look similar AND that the worksheets you create stay true to all other worksheets in your brand.
Tip #1: Include an activity. That’s what worksheets are all about right? To get people to take action. Make sure your worksheet includes an easy to follow activity that gets them to do, read, or reflect.
Well, there you have it. My Top 10 “Not So Funny” tips on designing worksheets. 🙂
If you’re looking to design your next freebie offer, ebook, or course workbooks, you might want to check out the Workshop on Worksheets. Seriously, we dive into all of this and more. (And, of course it comes with loads of worksheets, too!) So, if you’re ready to create actionable and pretty worksheets, check it out!
Need more worksheet making ideas? Check out these helpful blog posts below!
- The Ultimate Guide to Creating Worksheets
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- How to Make a Fillable PDF with PDF Escape
Did I miss an important tip? In the comments below, let us know your #1 tip for creating worksheets AND tell us what type of worksheet you’re working on now (if you happen to be creating one)!