After publishing literally hundreds of how-to articles on the Internet, we can confidently say that writing a great how-to comes down to five easy concepts:
1.) Make it short. Be clear, be concise. Work it over several times to make sure you cut every unnecessary word.
2.) Give specific facts. Use concrete ideas. Too many how-to articles online are vague. Instead of saying, "Use a screwdriver to fix it," say, "You will need a 2.3 mm Phillips screwdriver."
3.) Pictures are good and important, but don't overdo them. The information you present is paramount. Concentrate on that.
4.) Choose an interesting title.
5.) Proofread your spelling and grammar. We got so upset about sloppy spelling and spotty grammar in online articles, we started an affordable article proofreading service called Article Doctor. You can find out about it at www.articledoctor.net