“You don’t have to make money right away. There are plenty of ways to create valuable personal assets without monetizing right away, from writing a newsletter to building a YouTube channel.”
Most creators aren’t full-time creators and they don’t have to be.
Shawn Wang shares the part time creator manifesto which is a great (an inspirational) overview of how to unlock value as a creator even if it’s not a full-time pursuit for you.
Related: A manifesto for creative people.