How to build a compelling infographic quickly and easily

Can’t afford a professional designer? Never fear. Tools as familiar as PowerPoint can help you distill data-heavy content into visuals that your audience will gobble up.

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Infographics are a great way to spread your message.

The mingling of rich visuals, typography and large amounts of data give content marketers a way to reach audiences that isn’t at all overwhelming—as data-heavy content often is.

Danny DeMichele, CEO of Elevated, says: “Infographics make data accessible to the masses. They’re a fantastic compromise that allow you to use vast amounts of data in a way that doesn’t feel intrusive or overly dry.”

The challenge, however, lies in how to churn these out quickly. This is especially difficult if you don’t have the budget—or turnaround time—needed for a designer and you aren’t very artistic yourself.

Here are a few ways you can build infographics with breakneck speed, some of which don’t require an ounce of artistic ability:

Use PowerPoint Instead of Photoshop or Illustrator

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