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Top 5 Free Infographic Creation Sites Used and Reviewed!
Everyone knows what an infographic is these days, the name of it kinda gives it away. It's an information-graphic or infographic for short. They could just as well be called infopics or infoimages? But they usually contain graphics of some type so they're called infographics. And infographics are enjoyable to view and an excellent way to display some sort of information in a visually pleasing way.Top 5 Free Infographic Creation Sites
And infographics are excellent when used for marketing purposes or for building brand awareness and other ways in which you can share information in a visually attractive and pleasing way. And since they're so good at this, it's no wonder more people don't use them for these reasons!
But often people think that creating an infographic is something only a professional can do - someone who has a lot of graphic design experience. But that's simply not true! While you can make infographics in virtually any image editing software like Photoshop or something, and you will need the required skills (and license) to use it. There are also a number of very good free online infographic creation sites you can use, and here we'll talk about five of the best ones to make a quick simple or even an advanced and sophisticated professional looking infographic with.
Infographics are meant to be an enjoyable and powerful way to to display information like facts and details. And before now, they weren't really easy to create yourself. Fortunately, as Internet technology has increased these days, so to have the image creation sites. As it goes, I've tested out what I think are the top 5 Infographic creation sites this quarter of 2016. This is my experience of using each site. After this, you should be able to create your own professional infographics for your own reasons and purposes. Ahh, wont the Internet be a better looking place for it!
Canva has become the most popular and powerful online image creation tool you can use to create many different types of images and designs, documents, presentations, covers, graphics, apps, letters, resumes, posters, flyers, business cards, leaflets, banners, logos, covers and more! Canva provide many different templates for each design type that you can edit yourself to your liking.
Here is a look at some of the design types you can choose from with Canva.
The intention here for me was to create an Infographic about SEOClerks for marketing purposes as an affiliate. There are many Infographic templates that you can choose from or you may select a blank template.
It's free to use the templates and you can add some basic elements and icons etc to it or import your own images. There's also a library of elements and images you can use, some are free but some are paid usually $1 minimum. Once you've selected the infographic template you want to use you can edit it and then save it (Download it).
Here is the quick Infographic I just made with Canva.
Took me approx 10 minutes.
- Many design types and templates to choose from.
- Free but some are paid premium elements and icons etc.
- Premium version costs $15 p/m so you don't have to buy elements individually.
- It's very easy to use, just drag no drop, click to edit etc.
If you wanted to know what the next site similar to Canva is it's Venngage which is an excellent free online image creation site that is great for creating simple, fun or advanced professional infographics as well as reports for things like surveys, sales projections, resumes and eBooks. To promotional images for things like posters flyers, leaflets, business cards, postcards and more.
The Infographic section of Venngage is quite comprehensive and is split into 8 different sections. Statistical & Informational, Process & Comparison, Timeline & Geographic, Charts & Tutorial. Once you find a template you like the look of, click on it and it's time to start editing! The Venngage editor is quite powerful and simple to use. There's a small tour to help you find you way around but it's all rather user friendly and intuiative. Using the Vennage editor you can import icons, images, and other widgets into your infographic which you can then further edit to your liking. Provided you haven't used any premium elements or uploading your own, you wont be able to download it as an image, you'll be able to view it online though. However I know a workaround using DuckCapture
scrolling screen saver so you can use that to make an image from it and then crop it and et voila! ;)
Again my intent behind using Venngage was to create an Infographic for SEOClerks as quickly as possible.
Overall it took me around 10 minutes to make this quick iinfographic.
I took a news paper angle with it!
- Venngage is a free to use unless you add your own images or use premium elements.
- Premium version of Venngage costs $15 p/m with access to premium elements.
- Venngage is very easy to use and the editor is powerful and intuitive.
- Took me around 10 minutes to make a simple infographic.
offers a dozen free templates to start you off
This free web-based infographic tool offers you a dozen free templates to start you off, which are easily customizable. You get access to a library of things like arrows, shapes and connector lines, and you can customize the text with range of fonts, colours, text styles and sizes. The tool also lets you upload your graphics and position them with one touch.
is called Easel.ly because it helps you to create an infographic, easily? You can also create other promotional material like flyers, posters, leaflets, business cards etc etc quite easily with it too. But to create an infographic you can start from scratch or choose from one of the many vhemes which are different visual themes or "vhemes" by dragging one onto the canvas then drag and drop various icons, shapes or text or and images to it.
Click on a vheme you like the look of and think about how you could edit and change it to your preference.
I wanted to create a quick SEOClerks Infographic as a test and it was all quick and easy.
This is more of a spoof infographic
than a serious one!
You can view this infographic online
and make changes to it and use it yourself.
Easelly really is easy to use and helps you to create an infographic quickly.
The Easelly premium only costs $3 a month which gives you access to their library.
Only took me about 10 minutes to create this simple infographic you can edit.
Easel.ly Intro Video
Recently there has been some discussion on the effectiveness of having a portfolio site as a freelancer
which can help you to get new clients who ask for samples of your work or clients you've worked for which you can put on your portfolio site and other stuff about you such as your services. Thus helping you to get more new clients and going on to earn you more money. And while websites make excellent portfolio sites, infographics as it turns out, make superb resumes as well! In fact, Infographic Resumes
are the new thing and are helping people to get hired today!
Well to help with that a new infographic resume generator
has arrived that can help you to visualize your resume in a few clicks from many sample infographic resume templates so that you can really express and display all your skills, qualifications, credentials and contact details in a much more pleasing and attractive way than boring old white paper resumes!
I think that Infographic Resumes
are the next big thing
and can help people get the job, so Vizualize.me
handles that perfectly letting you creating an infographic resume and see other peoples previously created resumes as examples so you can see how to express and display all of your professional accomplishments, skills and credentials.
is smart, you can connect to it with your LinkedIn account
to pull in all your account details data and use that in your infographic.
is easy to use and it's free for creating a basic infographic resume but some of the services require payment. It's not completely free but it can still be used to create a professional looking infographic resume
which could just help you get that job you're looking for.
I believe though that Vizualize.me
is an excellent tool for an affiliate marketer
to make an infographic resume they can use for attracting clients and affiliates with.
Just take a look at Zhi Liang's first Infographic Resume
which got him the job he wanted.
- Very innovative first of its kind Infographic resume generator site.
- Lets you express your professional accomplishments in a visually pleasing way.
- Quick and very easy to use with tons of templates to edit on the fly.
- Can connect to your LinkedIn account with it and have it use all your details.
- Is free for basic stuff but sometimes payment is required.
This Vizualize explainer video does a good job of well, explaining Vizualize.me.
is an infographic and presentation tool enabling you to turn boring data into engaging infographics with just a few clicks. You can create Infographics, presentations, posters and reports. Piktochart is very comprehensive but easy to get to grips with to create your infographic. Their GETTING STARTED – 5 STEPS TOCREATING YOUR FIRST INFOGRAPHIC IN 15 MINUTES eBook
will get you up to speed with how to use it but it's fairly intertuative.
You can create an infographic from scratch or use one of their free templates. Once you select the template you like you can edit it by clicking on the elements or dragging and dropping other elements onto it. You can then download this infographic or import it to slideshare as a presentation.
Here's an infographic I created from it in about 5 minutes using my SEOClerks Power Seller guide
for the content for it.
Or view it as a presentation Infographic
created Infographics have some small limitations on a free plan like not being able to download a high resolution infographic and being able to download it in PDF format and it will contain a watermark on it too. But paid plans start from $15 per month and give you access to unlimited templates & icons. Lets you remove the watermark and download in high res format as well as import to SlideShare
as a professional presentation and store more of your own images on the server.
has tons of free infographic templates you can edit and use for free.
The free version of Piktochart does watermark your images and has some limitations.
Easy and powerful editor with many colour schemes, fonts, pre-loaded graphics, icons and shapes.
How to Use Visme for Your Visual Content Needs
Jerry's Final Thought.
And that ladies and gentleman is the top 5 free infographic creation sites of 2016
and the basics of how each site works. It's clear that infographics are extremely popular and we could be entering a new era of infographic resumes
which are helping people get the jobs they want and employers find the employees they want. None of these sites and their tools are hard to use, so there is no reason why anyone can't make a professional looking infographic for whatever reason and purpose they need.
I hope you enjoyed the list and will have a lot of fun creating infographics!
Let me know if you have any questions or comments about anything said here.
What are some other good free infographic creation sites you know of and use?
What do you think of the infographic resume
? Better than a white paper CV