Methods Guide

Why Create A Methods Guide

Yep, again, people are really lazy! (or busy, or lots of other excuses). And it’s a lot of work to learn all those methods.

So when you present them to them in a list, they can take a look and decide which they want to study.

So, another perfect opportunity for you!

This one is especially good when you’re summing up research into several different sources at once. Or when summing up your knowledge of a topic.

How To Create A Methods Guide

It’s really easy to create a Methods Guide.

Take a bunch of sources on a particular topic and write down what each one’s overarching method is and put that into a list!

Many times the author will do that for you, so all you have to do is write it in your own words.

Also, you can often find sources that have already done that, but in a long winded way. So, you can take that, put each in your own words, shorten it down to one sentence each, and voila! You have your product!

Give it a title like “X Steps to Y” or “X Ways to <benefit or result they will get from these methods>”

Don’t be a perfectionist. Your first ones won’t be perfect, but use them anyway!

The Technical Details

The devil is always in the details!

How do you take the wonderful methods you’ve come up with and turn it into something you can use?

In the topics for this lesson, I’ve taken you through step by step how to do it from scratch in several different tools with samples and, where possible, a template you can use.

Want to know how to do it in another builder or have templates for another builder? Send us a support request!

You can pick up additional templates in our shop (or depending on your membership level, you may have access to them already). Also, If you want to contribute additional templates to our template pack, check out our contributor options!

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