I remember when I was going to school I always heard that you could never make money as a writer or an artist.
Now that I’m an adult, I feel like someone was trying to keep a secret from me or something! You can make great money as an artist, you just have to know what to look for (I.E graphic design, animation). The same goes for being a writer. Sure, it may not be easy to make money selling your own book right away (as that crap takes time), BUT you can make decent money being a freelance writer!
I wish I had known these details so much sooner. College may have been a lot more interesting for me….
Oh well, you live and you learn! ^-^