The Easy Way to Create Your Own Infographics

Wondering how you can get in on the infographic craze and create your own snazzy infographics to share?

I promised to share with you how I created the “Why Should You Join the Ultimate Blog Challenge?” infographic I shared on my blog over the weekend.

So here it is. No photoshop. No stock photography sites.

Enter Piktochart.

Piktochart, take a bow.

Your turn — get your free account here: http://piktochart.com

Or check out the awesome deal AppSumo is offering on a one year premium account here (deal’s only got a couple of hours left on 6/18/2012): http://www.appsumo.com/~ZD-Ra/

Have you created any infographics (with or without Piktochart)?  I’d love to see them!  Please share in the comments!

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45 Comments

  1. Michelle,

    You are awesome, awesome, awesome. You find the coolest stuff for us.

    Did I mention that you are awesome?

    Thanks again.
    Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D. recently posted… How to Get Your Book Published: A Video from Danny InyMy Profile

    1. Hey thanks, Flora. Isn’t that a cool tool? I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. :)
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  2. Thank you for sharing this awesome tool!! I cannot wait to play around with it. Will be using your UBC infographic on my blog this week! Cannot wait for July 1st — I already have half the month planned! Consistency is KEY!!! :)
    Kimberly ~ Gypsy recently posted… It’s the End of the World as We Know It! And I FEEL FINE!My Profile

    1. Thanks Kimberly, I appreciate you helping us spread the word. :) And AWESOME that you’ve got the month half planned out
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  3. Hi Michelle,

    I just had fun creating my first infographic. Check it out
    http://coloryourlifepublished.com/publishing/10-new-rules-of-publishing-2
    Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D. recently posted… 10 New Rules of PublishingMy Profile

    1. That is fun Flora! Just shared everywhere. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… The Easy Way to Create Your Own InfographicsMy Profile

    2. Awesome, Flora, I love how you put your photo in it, as well.

      How long did it take you to create it?
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  4. FANTASTIC!!!! I’m stoked for my Piktochart subscription….thanks for the video instruction as well!!!
    Tor Constantino, MBA recently posted… Our Due Date is Here…just not the babyMy Profile

    1. Me, too. AppSumo really got a great deal to share on that one.
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… The Easy Way to Create Your Own InfographicsMy Profile

  5. BTW, how did you videotape your screen and audio? That’s a super cool tool – whatever it is!
    Tor Constantino, MBA recently posted… Our Due Date is Here…just not the babyMy Profile

    1. I used the free site http://www.screenr.com to create it. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Are You Ready? The Blog Challenge is BACK!My Profile

  6. Awesome tool! I was just thinking this past week that I was going to have to research some easy ways to create infographics. Now I don’t have to. I just need to play with this :). Thanks for this post, Michelle!
    Leanne Chesser recently posted… How to Quickly Generate 50 Blog Post IdeasMy Profile

    1. Glad the timing was good, Leanne. :) Have fun with it!
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Are You Ready? The Blog Challenge is BACK!My Profile

  7. Thanks for this Michelle! This is a great tool for us, I had no idea it existed!

    1. You’re welcome. It’s amazing what’s out there, isn’t it? Such cool tools.
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… A Visual Pinterest Tutorial #infographicsMy Profile

  8. When I saw the Blog Challenge infographic I wondered if you were using Piktochart. I had just peeked at it briefly after Adela Rubio created her own infographic with it.

    Haven’t used it yet, but am looking forward to coming up with something creative to give it a whirl.
    You’re always one of the first to find cool tools like this.
    Thanks :) ~Debra
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    1. I missed Adela’s – got a link? I love her stuff. :)

      And have fun playing with it, it’s great.

  9. I agree with everyone else – Michelle, you are amaze balls!

    I can’t wait to use this handy tool. I did actually hack an inforgraphic without it the other day.

    http://nadinefawell.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/handstandscorpion-infographic.png

    1. Okay, I’ve got to admit that I can’t imagine being able to hold that pose — wow! Cool infographic. :)

      Just got lost on your blog and ended up with your yoga DVD. lol
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… 7 Reasons You Aren’t Feeling Creative (And How to Fix It Quick)My Profile

  10. I was keep wondering how someone come up with any amazing infographic. But now I know how can I come up with one. :D
    Aasma recently posted… Inventory, CRM, CMS, Small Business Management Software Solutions Delhi, India | Rancor InfotechMy Profile

    1. Yep! They’ve got lots of options. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… 5 Smart Ways to Keep Your Content ConsistentMy Profile

  11. Never thought there’s an easier way (not using photoshop) to create infographic. wow! That’s just pure fun! Thanks for sharing. – Jules
    Jules recently posted… WordPress Beauty Themes for SaleMy Profile

    1. Yes, it is a lot of fun. Enjoy!
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Are You Ready? The Blog Challenge is BACK!My Profile

  12. Thanks so much for the share! I have been looking for simple ways to create infographics!
    Sarah Smith recently posted… Help Buying a ForeclosureMy Profile

    1. You’re welcome, Sarah. Piktochart is so much simpler. :)

  13. First very thanks to you Michelle. I just visited your website FIRST time. I was searching many times to create inforgraphic. Here is got What I was looking for. I saw here many good & informative blogs here.

    Thanks, I’ll be regular visit your sites to gain more info.
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    1. Glad this was helpful, Swapan.
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… 5 Smart Ways to Keep Your Content ConsistentMy Profile

  14. I wish this would work for me. First it died in Firefox several times. I wasn’t able to change anything. Then I tried it in Internet Explorer, and after uploading just one picture (which I had shrunk using PhotoShop), it said I had reached my picture upload limit and wouldn’t let me do anything else.

    I would love for this to work, but I have no idea why it hates me.
    Michelle Mahoney recently posted… Want to Kill Your Business? Use These 5 WordsMy Profile

  15. Great tool, I haven’t used it yet but I saw @florabrown and @torcon infographic, so cool. Now I have another important toy to play with. My granddaughter is not going to like this.

    Thanks Michelle
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  16. Appreciate your generosity in sharing information on the tool. I now know about Piktochart and Screenr. Plan to use both soon. Thank you!
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  17. I LOVE infographics – great for Pinterest too!

    Thanks so much for sharing, Michelle!

    Shelley
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  18. It’s great in principle, but not working for me on my Mac. Hmm….grr….It freezes up and won’t let me type in text. Maybe i’ll upgrade to PRO or try *gulp* on my PC :) Me so wants to do it though. Me tried.
    Lisa recently posted… Your Answers Questioned (A Different Type of FAQ)My Profile

  19. Michelle, so glad you walked us through the infographic link here. Ready to give it a try!

  20. Also, great to read about the ultimate blog challenge! Thanks!

  21. Thanks for posting such useful information, Michelle!
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  22. Great stuff you share with us. I was think to make a infographic, this will surely helps me a lot to create my own infographic.

  23. […] to Michelle Shaeffer for introducing me to Piktochart! I’ve thought Infographs were cool but this makes them […]

  24. Thanks Michelle,

    I was convinced I was not going to delve into infographics until something like this came along. I just didn’t want the headache of assembling them in Photoshop. I completed my first in about an hour as well. Part of the challenge is coming up with just the right content without getting too wordy (a challenge for us writers)!
    Nicole Bandes recently posted… Why it’s Not Your Fault You Need a Life CoachMy Profile

  25. That’s so awesome! Thanks for sharing this!

  26. I purchased this last weekend and am looking forward to playing with it. But just wanted to let you know that they seem to have one of those “always on sale” things going on. When I bought on June 30, it said the discount price of $49 was only good for another 8 hours. Today (7/3) it shows the discount price of $49 but nothing about the sale expiring at a particular date or time.

    1. Yeah, that could be it. The page I got said only a few hours, too. Not crazy about that approach to sales, but the tool itself is great. :)

  27. Thank you Michelle I have been scratching my head and pulling my hair trying to figure out a way to do infographics. You rock!
    Lydia Brown recently posted… Do You Really Want To Hit Rock BottomMy Profile

  28. This looks amazing Michele, do you know of an user-friendly program for creating banners? Thanks!!
    Julie Geigle recently posted… Distractions in Your LifeMy Profile

  29. SO USEFUL! Thanks!

    I don’t know if this counts as an infographic, but I made a pseudo-venn diagram explaining how “belly dance” and “middle eastern dance” intersect.
    http://www.taktaba.com/2011/06/psuedo-venn-diagram/

    (This will probably make very little sense to non-belly dancers, but I’m really proud of it!)
    Nadira Jamal recently posted… Un-TravelingMy Profile

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