The above image is an infographic  by Jeff Bullas, illustrating 9 Awesome Reasons To Use Infographics In Your Content Marketing.

An infographic is a visual representation of a group of data points composed of images that allows the reader to see the information at a glance. In today’s increasingly visual online media, infographics have become a popular way to inform and entertain.

Fortunately, you don’t need in-depth graphic skills to create one, and  has posted a very informative article for Entrepreneur  on how to create one for yourself free of charge. Finished infographics can be instantly shared though social media or placed on your own website using an embed code.

Here are three sites that can help you build one:

1. Infogr.am

Infogr.am has six layouts that enable you to insert data into pre-set boxes, along with about a dozen graphic options through which you can add text boxes, photos, maps or  video.

2. Piktochart

Piktochart has three free themes and a customizable editor that lets you  chose among color schemes, fonts, pre-loaded graphics and your own images. For more customization options and 100 different templates, you can upgrade to Piktochart Pro for $29 per month.

3. Easel.ly

Easel.ly provides a dozen free customizable templates and modern graphics from 10 categories including people, transportation, animals and icons, as well as  common shapes, connector lines and arrows. You can upload your own graphics, clone and position graphics with a single touch, use a grid for  alignment and change the color of any item, as well as customize text with a collection of fonts, text styles, sizes and colors.