As an artist, have you ever thought that you could write a how-to book about your craft? Teaching people how to create art is a very popular topic. If you go to Borders or other bookstores, the craft section is huge, full of how-to books on everything from making jewelry, wire-wrapping gemstones, watercolor basic, knitting and tons more.

You do not have to have a major publisher sign you to create and sell your own books. Self publishing at inexpensive sites such as CreateSpace can give you the ability to sell books right online without even having a website of your own. CreateSpace will design, print, handle the purchase and even ship the book right to your customer. All they do is send you a check.

Of course, if you want your own copies of your book, you can purchase them either one at a time or in bulk. Then, you can sell them at your art and craft shows, wholesale shows or professional seminars. This new found expertise can make you a lot of extra money. Think about all the books and products that you could sell to supplement your income when shows get rained out, attendance is down or the economy goes south. Art shows can be a volatile income generator, never quite predictable. Think about how many different income streams you can think of that can keep your business afloat. Writing can be quite easy for artistic type or people. Maybe you will discover a hidden talent!

How can you sell more of your artwork online and make bigger sales?

Discover the number one resource that artists all over the world have been using to excite their customers, create cash flow and get more of their art in front of the eyes of thousands of prospects. Learn to expand your art and craft business beyond the shows with a trusted, online presence.

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.

Author's Bio: 

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.