First, I want to share a scenario:
I've been figuring numbers if I would start a business, for example selling cupcake bouquets. I've broken down all costs and figured it takes about $13 to make one 12 cupcake bouquet. If I sell them for $27 per bouquet (or $2.25 a cupcake) I would make $14 (general) profit.
If I want to make, let's say, $20,000 per year doing this I did the math and figured I would need to make roughly 1,428 bouquets a year/119 bouquets per month. That's a LOT of cupcakes in one month! A great deal more than I could ever bake out of my home. I was hoping if I started something like this it could turn into a full time business some day. But by looking at those numbers I'm figuring I better stick with my day job.
So, basically I'm just curious as to how many bakers on here are actually doing this full time and how many are doing this as a side business. I was wondering if you would mind sharing how much money you guys make each year doing this (that's the "touchy" question I was talking about above). Don't answer that portion of it if you don't want to.