He was married, you retarded faggot.
HP Lovecraft was based as fuck, and although he didn't make a shitload of writing from his work while he was alive, he had a circle of friends you could never hope to have. Harry Houdini, Robert E Howard, etc... >inb4 he wasn't enough of a Chad to become rich off his stories
He didn't need to. He married some rich cunt (biggest Chad move of all) and didn't have to worry about money. He just did whatever the fuck he wanted. He contributed more to literature than you ever will, and people will talk about him long after you are dead.