15 Resources to Learn How to Create Amazing Infographics
It’s actually quite clear why infographics became so popular:
- They’re eye-catching,
- Easy to scan,
- Tell a story,
- And often go viral.
Not to mention that they help build links to your site.
If you’re wondering how to create an amazing infographic to drive traffic, social shares and links, keep on reading.
What follows are 15 resources: tutorials, guides and software suggestions to get you started.
Infographics Tutorials for Beginners
Even though creating infographics is relatively simple, there are some things you should know before getting started.
These 5 beginner tutorials will help you understand what is an infographic. They’ll also give you an overview of the entire infographic creation process and introduce the most important terminology.
A No-Nonsense Beginners’ Guide to Infographics: As the name suggests, this is a no b*shit introduction to everything infographics. This post covers everything from the definition of infographics, benefits of creating them to the basics of infographics design.
A Beginner’s Guide to Infographics and Data-Driven Storytelling: This short article introduces the concept of using visual data to conveying messages. It’s a must read if you’re thinking of communicating with your audience through visuals.
Beginning Infographics: Information Driven Storytelling: This video guide is a great walkthrough of creating an infographic using a visual timeline.
The Beginner’s Guide To Creating and Promoting Infographics: Another in-depth introduction to infographics covering such topics as why data storytelling matters, an infographic creation process and more.
How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualization. This is an interesting article by The Guardian outlining an infographics creation process.
Finding the Data
Data is the foundation of any infographic.
But where do you find information, statistics and other data to include in your visual? These 4 resources below will help you find out:
Where To Find Data For Presentations and Infographics: Leslie Belknap walks you through a number of top data sources.
Where do I find FREE data to create awesome infographics? Not all data sources are free. If you’re operating on a budget though, this post will come handy. Mediaworks reveal free sources of information to build a data driven content with.
How to Do Infographics Research WELL: Knowing where to find the data is one thing. Getting the right data however is another. This post will teach you how to properly research information for your infographic.
30 Links that can help you in research and data curation for your content: A list of sources to help you find information for your next infographic. Simply.
Once your infographic is ready, it’s time to promote it to a target audience.
These resources will show you what are the best and most effective ways to promote your visual.
6 Marketing Ideas for an Infographic: As the title suggests, this post highlights six bare essential marketing tactics you should use when promoting an infographic.
5 Ways to Get Your Infographic to Go Viral: The biggest advantage of marketing with infographics is that they can go viral. The catch? For that to happen you need to know how to make them go viral. And that’s exactly what this post teaches.
Getting the Maximum Number of Links From Your Infographic: They not only go viral but also generate backlinks to your site. In this post, John Pring shows how to maximize the number of links you get from each infographic.
Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral. This is another post showing how to avail of the infographics’ ability to go viral.
Here are some free and paid tools and other resources you could use to create awesome infographics.
Easel.ly: This free, web-based tool offers plenty of templates you could use right away to start creating your infographic. When you sign up you get access to a library of shapes, arrows, graphics and other visual elements you could use when creating your visual.
Infogr.am: another tools turning infographic creation into a simple job. Simply choose a template, add charts, maps, videos and other data and …done. Infogr.am features a free plan with certain functionality limited and full plans starting from $42 a month.
Have we missed something? Do you know of any other infographics tutorials and other resources our readers should know about? Let us know in the comments.
Image from a beautify infographic by Visual.ly (link to full image)