Originally Posted by sonlegoman
I also have no idea how spending an hour - two hours per day making pocket squares is going to affect my studies.
Dude, I think you need to take some business courses in addition to optometry.
How long does it take you to make (and sell) one pocket square? In addition to cutting and sewing, factor in the time you will spend taking pictures, posting on SF, answering endless PMs and keeping track who's who, dealing with buyers who like this but not that and want it yesterday...
How much profit can you possibly make selling $16 (or even $18 or $20) pocket squares when you include the cost of all materials and tools (no just fabric), postage, packaging, paypal fees...?
If you only make one square/day (and it takes you an hour!! or even less), I think you should revisit your business model. If you are doing this for fun and it's simply a relaxing hobby, then great. But if you're trying to finance your education, you are better off flipping burgers for $8/hour.