Four Sites that Could Teach you to do Just About Anything
Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar, change your car’s oil, increase your Twitter followers, or become way more skilled in Photoshop? Knowledge is power and there are many web sites out there offering a Boat-load of knowledge for free. I will cover four web sites that cover a wide array of topics and have instructions for you to accomplish just about anything you want.
The first is eHow (http://www.eHow.com). A great multi purpose site, eHow, covers topics like Careers, electronics and even legal and Parenting. For instance, are you wondering what constitutes Reasonable Suspicion for a police officer to stop you? There’s an article on that. Are you wondering how to pierce an ear like a professional? Or maybe how to best choose a tattoo design? eHow has a mountain of user-submitted articles covering all these topics and more. The downside to this site is that many of the instructions are of a very basic nature. Over all, eHow has provided me with a few tips and tricks valuable enough that I will go back.
Next is Tutorialized (http://www.tutorialized.com). Focusing on the more technical side of tutorials, Tutorialized does a really good job of providing articles on Photoshop, Gimp, and even AutCAD. With over 12,000 tutorials on Photoshop alone, this is a great resource for any graphic designer or photographer. They have some great articles on simple enhancements all the way to very specific tips and tricks, like How to Create Glossy Lips and Change Hair Color. Each tutorial has stats like the number of views, votes and a simple rating system so you can quickly evaluate which tutorials seem to be better.
Not commonly thought of as a tutorial site, but Mahalo (http://www.mahalo.com) has some pretty decent tutorials covering a wide range of topics. Just check out the How To section of the site (http://www.mahalo.com/category/how-tos) to find some great articles like How to make Pumpkin Pie or How to Make Money off of Facebook. The articles are well done and rival just about any tutorial I’ve seen on the internet. Don’t under estimate Mahalo the next time you are looking for directions on how to do something.
Lastly, MonkeySee (http://www.monkeysee.com). An aptly named site, these tutorials are all video-based and range in topics from automotive repair to pet care. One of the more interesting articles is, How to Play Air Guitar and How to Read Tarot Cards. I thought I knew how to play air guitar, but watching a video from the world champion air guitarist, I guess everyone has something to learn.
So, the next time you find yourself wondering how to accomplish a task on your Honey Do List, don’t worry, because you can look it up on the internet.