Writing a self-published how-to book on your craft or art could make you a ton of extra money to supplement your business. Art and craft shows are not what they used to be. Making sure you have other products such as DVD's or books can not only make you extra income, but make you the expert in your field. Using self publishing methods, you can be an author in no time without being signed by a major publisher.

Let's say you are a jewelry artist. There are many techniques about gem setting, wire wrapping, goldsmithing and ring sizing that people will pay good money to learn how to do. Writing a book may be one of the easiest products to make. You will need a good digital camera to take all the appropriate photos of you making your art, and have someone take plenty of pictures as you go. Then write simple step-by-step instructions on the particular topic and match them up to the photos.

Putting this all together in a Word document is pretty easy too. You can get a high school student help you with the layout and graphics. Then send the finished PDF file to a self-publishing service such as CreateSpace. They can print the book for you, process the payment and ship it to your customer. Selling a book can create a ton of extra income for your business and you don't have to be a professional author to do it. Just sell the expertise you know.

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Alka Dalal is an experienced internet marketer and fine artist that has been speaking to audiences for over 25 years about ways to increase their businesses.

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Alka Dalal, MA. , MS., (NYU and Rutgers University) with many years of corporate experience, founded i-Speak Consulting to enable individuals to take a pro-active approach in being effective communicators in the workplace. She has enjoyed success with different careers, family life and business. She is thrilled to share the stories of her struggles and triumphs in spite of adversities with others, to help them build their dreams and succeed in their own ways and finding their own creativity.She draws upon her vast experience to provide valuable tips on how to succeed in today’s economy using great tool called Internet Marketing.