Money is *not* the root of all evil. The correct saying is “The love of money is the root of all evil.”
But I’ve discovered from personal experience talking about money is embarrassing for creatives. The problem is either not making enough or too much. I’ve come across another awkward yet strident sentiment- the feeling that an artist should be only in it for arts’ sake. It’s not about the money. Or acclaim. You’re doing this because you love it.
However I’ll also add you’re also in it to win it. If you’re not then it is just surfing on the next wave of creativity. The problem with surfing is never knowing where the next wave will take you. Never knowing when you’ll get paid is similarly precarious.
In the beginning think about money. It is not the sole direction but it will provide you with one.