Here's a link to the full Dear Penny column: https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...gal-but-still-broke/
I think these words particularly run true: "Now it’s time to take stock of how to maximize your income, even if that means your passion won’t be your full-time job."
I've definitely been there – scraping by trying to turn passion projects into financial stability. For me it was running an arts and entertainment website and being a professional musician. While those stints were fun while they lasted, and invaluable experiences, I had to eventually take a job with decent pay and benefits, sending my career path in a new trajectory.