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Online how-to information sources that may surprise you

How to instruction

YouTube has become the go to site for inspiring cat videos, as well as music and a myriad of other things, but one of the most popular searches on YouTube is also "How-To" videos.  Kids have learned to play musical instruments on YouTube and kids of all ages have learned a wide varitety of skills using a wide arrray "how-to" videos. 

YouTube, however is not the only kid on the block when it comes to "How-To" information.

Take a look at the following instructional sites for additional sources of how-to information.

Wiki-how  Still a great site — It is a vast repository of information from the easy to the incredibly complicated.

Lifehacker  — from the mundane to the exotic — Lifehacker reports on the unique things you need to know and the skills you need to master in order to not just survive, but thrive in this world.  

doityourself  The ultimate do it yourselfers website with advice on projects from A-Z

HowCast — Videos for the do it yourselfer

FabHow  — Detailed step by step instructions with very large pictures for the do it yourselfer.

WonderHowTo — videos and step by step information.  Very easy to follow.

Instructables  — from the simple to the highly complex detailed instructions on building things.

You actually can save quite a bit of time and money by making things yourself on certain projects.  You also may be able to fix things yourself instead of hiring someone to do it.  For many tasks, it involves something you probably would not attempt or even think of on your own.  Good luck to all the do it yourselfers out there.  

by John Lombaerde

Goldfinch Digital Publishing

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member