We started creating a series of tutorials to get more people interested in earning a living from freelancing. You can find this on http://go.etnmultimedia.com/goal/tutorial/wordpress-on-your-local-computer/.
To go through the tutorial just look for “LESSONS” at the right sidebar. The numbered items are clickable. Just read and do what the lesson tells you to do. There is no methodology involved just a plain step by step tutorial. As practiced and as taught to Trinity University of Asia in 2013.