When someone asks, "What do you make?" they are usually asking how much money you make a year. It's not really a bad question...maybe a bit intrusive, but not really offensive.
I got that question last week. Here is how it went:
We met about an hour ago...one of those "elevator encounters". He said, "Wow, you are a coach. I have heard about them. So, what do you make?"
I looked him in the eyes and said, "I make the impossible incredibly accessible; I help you find your 'Why' and make the road ahead clearly visible. I value your vision of your future and help you find the means to employ your time, talents and treasure to make it happen. In a word, I make a difference."
He stared at me and blinked a couple of times, then I asked him, "What do you make?"He called me two minutes ago and said, "I don't care about the cost, will you help me make a difference too?"
If someone asked you "what do you make?" what would tell them?