When you established yourself as a creative person you’ll have daytime jobs (unless your parents are rich or you were blessed with an early carer and a fortunate dose of good luck). In the meanwhile, where you cannot find something that relates to your artistic background, you’ll get a new set of skills on a job that provides money to pay rent, patience and daydreaming.
Once a great man said “If you got a career, thank God. If you got a job, I hope you get a career one day. ‘Cuz when you got a career, there ain’t enough time in the day…when you got a career, time just flies by…when you got a job, there’s too much time.”
That man was Chris Rock on his fifth HBO comedy special: “Kill the Messenger”. His great sense of humor illustrates (struggling) artists everywhere (I do not say or consider the expression “struggling artists” because if you consider yourself an artist you’re already struggling. No matter what it is. You have a cause for your craft. There’s no point being an artist without the struggle. Simple as that.)
At the moment I’m in between jobs to guarantee my existence in London. It hasn’t been easy but to be honest, I prefer to give it a try instead of giving up (without excusing myself with arguments like: “it’s hard” or “unfulfilling”.) Just to do it. Work yourself out.