Infographics are one of the most popular forms of content online these days because they are highly shareable on many different social platforms. You can post an infographic on your own blog, then it can be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare and any other platform that uses visuals. And visuals work — Hubspot tells us that tweets with images receive 18% more clicks, 89% more favorites and 150% more retweets. On Facebook pages, posts with photos account for a whopping 87% of total interactions.
Despite what you may think, you don’t need advanced skills in graphic design, or a designer on staff, in order to create interesting and engaging infographics. Here are 10 tools for creating infographics to check out.
- Canva – This easy drag-and-drop infographic creator is perfect for those without design experience. Canva’s infographic maker includes hundreds of free design elements, allowing you to experiment with data visualization like a pro.
- Ease.ly – Use one of Easel.ly’s thousands of free templates to create a customized and professional infographic. Easel.ly has more than 300,000 users and thousands of infographics are created every month.
- Infogr.am – A data visualization tool that helps you create infographics and charts. Infogr.am is quick to use, fast to share, and easy on the eye.
- PosterMyWall.com – Ditch the boring resume format by creating an online resume infographic. PosterMyWall offers high-quality infographic resume templates that can help you create a compelling personal visualization of your education, skills and experience.
- Visually – Design an impactful infographic with the help of a team of qualified freelance designers. The collaborative process at Visually is an easy and cost-effective way to create infographics.
- Venngage – Create an infographic with Venngage in three easy steps: choose a template, add charts and visuals, and customize your design for your brand. The result is a professional and impactful infographic.
- Creately – This tool helps you create infographics and visual designs of all types with a simple interface and the ability to collaborate with others.
- Visme – Visme is a simple online tool that provides the foundation for creating professional and personalized infographics that can be shared, edited and published anywhere.
- Piktochart – A web-based infographic tool that allows users without design experience to create professional-grade infographics, using templates.
- Tableau Public – Drag and drop your own data into Tableau Public to create visualizations that can be shared on social media or embedded in a web page or blog post.
According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, the most compelling infographics present a view of data that shares something unexpected and gets you thinking in a new way. As you get started creating visually interesting content with infographics, keep these 10 best practices for infographics in mind. And follow Neil Patel’s tips for getting your infographic to go viral.