We used to live in another country where my spouse was not allowed to work at a regular job. I worked long hours. During the day, my spouse made custom-designed clothing for infants. She made them partly for our own children, partly to have something to do while I was at work, and partly to earn some extra money.
When we had enough clothing to fill a rack, we would bring them to the US and take them to a craft show to sell. They sold very well.
We made a little money, enough to cover material costs, but not enough to cover the costs of the sewing machine and serger, nor the labor. My spouse would not have earned anything close to minimum wage if we computed labor into the cost of the garments. (The cost of the equipment was never considered. We would have bought the sewing machine and serger anyway. The purchases were for her to have and use, not for a "business.")
Simply put, craft shows are no way to earn a living. You may get lucky and earn pocket money, but you are likely to earn more by applying for a job at Walmart or McDonalds. The problem is: Would you prefer one of those jobs over woodworking?
Last edited by Tool Agnostic; 10-10-2018 at 08:30 AM.