I have figured out a way to make some extra money. I was at the local flea market on Sunday, helping the local market's game store owner repair an arcade machine. The owner of the flea market wandered in, and once I realized who he was, began to chat him up about prices of setting up. I discovered that the inside booths were rather costly, but an outside table on the pavillion (which are pretty damned big) are a mere $10 a day.
After asking him about restrictions, it became apparent that I could possibly take an old, old hobby of mine and make it profitable. Best part is, it's something I'm already good at! He said the only restrictions he places on the sellers is that it can't be illegal (duh) age restricted by law (so no guns, tobacco, alcohol, etc) or steal business from the restaurant that the flea market is built around, so no hot food, and can't be set up too similar to the businesses running from the indoor booths, However, most of these booths sell junk, so those don't really count...
Turns out, baked goods are fair game, for now. I plan on making some fresh homemade bread, muffins (by the half dozen), and cookies (by the dozen) and setting up at a booth. I can't sell single anything because it would be considered "ready to eat", but if someone bought a dozen cookies, it's fair game (not to mention would be less tedious for me to move).
It would SEEM kind of ridiculous to try, but after haunting the place every weekend for the last couple of months, I smell opportunity. Problem is, the oven in my place was is busted and it's so old the replacement parts are practically nonexistent. After I save up some extra scratch to get an oven big enough I can make multiple loaves of break, or multiple batches of cookies at the same time with, I'm giving it a shot.
I've failed to make something of myself to this point, but I figure if I keep trying, I'll succeed, even if it by accident.