The Financial Failure of Hobby Podcasting
Colleen M. McLellan

It seems like there is a widespread attitude that all hobbies must be side hustles. If you want/need the money, side hustle away! But I think there is a lot of value in doing a hobby just because you love it (and spending money to do it if it works with your budget). It seems like you found what works for you, so I would call that a success!