how-to

A how-to is an informal, often short, description of how to accomplish some specific task. A how-to is usually meant to help non-experts, may leave out details that are only important to experts, and may also be greatly simplified from an overall discussion of the topic. One of the earliest how-to books was published in 1569 by Thomas Wight and entitled, A booke of the arte and maner, how to plant and graffe all sortes of trees: With divers other new practise, by one of the Abbey of Saint Vincent in Fraunce by Leonard Mascall.
In the modern era how-tos can range from brief directions to aid in performing a task one is unfamiliar with to full-length books, generally intended to assist or inspire life-changing methods and attitudes. They occur in the “self-help” genre, business books, and the hobby industry.
Perhaps the best known full-length book in the genre is How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie in 1936.
A similar concept is the [topic] For Dummies…

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9 How-to Tips For Creating the Best Video Interview

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How-to Identify YouTube Influencers to Endorse Your Brand

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Toy Reviews Not Toy Brands are Driving YouTube Video Views

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How-to Get An Email When You Are Mentioned on YouTube [Tutorial]

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3 Simple Tips to Make Better Training Videos

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How to Optimize YouTube Tags and Descriptions

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How-To Develop a YouTube Programming Strategy

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