As a VA you do a lot of amazing work for your clients. In this post I’ll share with you 10 ways you can create better infographics and speed up their creation.
Your first step is to gather and arrange the data in a way that makes sense and tells your story. If the data isn’t right, you may have to conduct a survey to get more data and information that helps you get to your point for the infographic. But gathering and finding the data and collecting it into a cohesive database is imperative.
When you find data, don’t assume it’s accurate. Always verify the data before you put it on your infographic. Also, some of the data you find online might be out of date. Check for the most recent source of data so that you have the most up-to-date information on your infographic.
Once you have the data, create what is also called a wireframe. This is organizing the data before you add images so that you can see how the information flows. This will also provide ideas for images and for how you might want to display the data.
You won’t be able to arrange the information into an effective infographic if you don’t know why you’re doing it. You’ll want to arrange the information with a purpose. For example, if your why is to get your audience to agree with you on a topic (or to engage with you or buy from you), that should be clear from the way you’ve arranged the infographic.
When you create the infographic, think about what story you want to tell your audience. If you can tell a story with the data, you’ll help with understanding as well as helping them act on the information.
Don’t try to be someone else for your infographic. You want people to see the infographic and know it’s you right away. Know your voice and the tone you want to take in the infographic before you start designing it.
When creating an infographic, it is supposed to be visual first. The colors, the images, and the text should all combine to give your audience’s mind a clear picture of what you want them to think about when they look at your infographic.
Infographics still have text, of course, but you can be very creative with the text so that it simply highlights and drives a point home that the visual information sets the tone for.
Most infographics will be read on a computer screen or mobile device, which means that just like websites you want to avoid using colours that burn people’s eyes and make it hard to look at. Dull the colours some so that the infographic is easy to read and understand.
Before letting your infographic out into the wild, ask your closest audience to look at it and give you feedback about it – including how it makes them feel when the look at it. Then, if necessary, make changes.
Infographics are great ways to give your audience information, encapsulated in a form that helps them understand the issues and information that you are offering them – more easily than if they just read it in a paragraph.
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