Last week I shared an infographic about how to come up with ideas for your infographics (meta, right?). This week I’m sharing an infographic about the next step in the infographic creation process: how to collect data for your infographic.

After all, collecting data can be a bit of an intimidating task. But there’s a ton of useful resources out there where you can source data. For example, pewresearch.org, data.gov, and statista.com are great ones.

And a cool strategy you might not immediately think of is to search for data via Image Search. Weird, right? But listen. Image searches for data-centric topics tend to return a lot of charts and graphs. So if you click through to the web pages, you’ll find the data sources.

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Of course, you could also go out and collect your own data. You can do this by distributing a survey, or scraping data off the web using a tool like Import.io. It’s more time consuming to but you’ll have an edge, since you’ll be the primary source for the data.

This infographic offers 7 nifty tactics for collecting data for your next infographic, blog post, whitepaper...anything, really!

Infographic by Venngage.