DIY help is what anyone embarking on do-it-yourself projects needs. You can find DIY help all over the place, in books and magazines and on the Internet. The secret is to find DIY help that relates to your DIY project, and that is both useful and reliable.
So how do you find the right DIY help? Unfortunately this is often a hit and miss affair, because there are lot of people out there offering help who don't know the first thing about DIY. Armchair writers they often call them.
If you're buying a book on DIY, the dust jacket or back cover will usually give a bit of information that talks about the author or authors. Magazines also often give a bit of information about the people they hire - and a lot of magazines only hire people who have done the job themselves and so have proven skills that they are willing to share.
The best help is probably that once you've found someone who offers you sound and sensible DIY help, carry on referring back to that person or that source. If it works for you, that's the way to go.
Where to search for DIY Help
The thing is that when it comes to help in general and DIY help in particular, there is a lot of subject matter to cover. So be selective. If you're doing an Internet search, do an advanced search, and specify clearly what kind of help you're seeking. Here's an example. You want to build a garden path using concrete. Be sure to use the words path and concrete, but exclude foundation and footing. Perhaps also include the word DIY since you're wanting to tackle the project hands-on, yourself. If at first you don't get the kind of sources you are looking for, alter your search words. If you need to do some repair work in the home, be specific about the kinds of repairs you are interested in.
Once you start doing a bit of DIY, you'll soon learn to recognise the good from the bad in terms of help. And remember, you don't have to accept every bit of help that is given, especially when it's DIY help!