That's the exact reason why many people struggle to become successful. They need to earn money from writing immediately, so their actions pander towards financial gain instead of building an actual audience. Nothing wrong with that. Just not a formula for long-term success.
Hence when someone manages to break the cycle, and focus solely on making an impact, their chances of success exponentially increase.
Best solution? Avoid Netflix and other unnecessary activities, and focus solely on writing during your free time.
Sure, won't have a work-life balance in the short-term. But once you earn enough from writing to sustain a reasonable living, can have the best work-life balance in the world.
It's simply a game of deciding what you're willing to sacrafice to get where you wanna be.