Indie film, for the most part, is art film people. Anything art will always require financial support from sources other than revenue generated by the selling of the said art (there are some exceptions to this view from time to time, of course).
But, on the other hand, it is only a short walk from art film to entertainment/most Hollywood type filmmaking - so, make a genre film every once in a while, distribute it, & see if u can pay some bills with the $s gained.
Anyway, everyone dies eventually, so might as well spend your time on Earth doing something that you love or at least enjoy a lot. So, if indie filmmaking is your choice for that, then enjoy it, & if you gotta have some day jobs in order to make it happen, then enjoy that part of being an indie filmmaker also.
New blogs for projects by NYC artist Katheryn McGaffigan:
Blog 10 (no blog 9, numbered wrong)
Al Maiorino - Italian Genealogy, Public Strategy Group, & more!
Italian Genealogy blog