As someone studying engineering, doing YouTube, Instagram and a webcomic, keeping a relationship and doing freelancer job on the side:
HAVE A SCHEDULE (unless you're less busy, If you have only 2 big goals and you're able to push through super focused that's fine)
In that schedule you should MAKE (not have) time to do your comic, to do homework, study (it's different, sorry), go to class etc. Also play by your strengths,and energy. If you work better at night but prefer to sleep at night, you don't work better at night.... Be honest with yourself.
There are 2 types of people:
¨* You need one goal one day. One day is dedicated to studying or doing your comic.
¨* You need multiple things going on. This is me.And I explain how I do it:
ENgineering and programming have been one of the hardest things I have ever done, because it's about thinking, not memory. Promise you will feel like dr House thinking about a problem for hours.
So I make engineering a priority because it's the one that requires more will and brain power. After I get tired of progressing a while everyday, I do the creative stuff. My job, my comic, anything. It's like If you were procastinating but you're actually just being productive.
3) Treat your dream like a job (except during exams If you can't). No excuses, work even If you don't feel like it.
4) Find your why and stick to it. As someone who would drop out of college because it makes me misserable and would rather work on my business and more freelance work.... Find the why you should study. My reasons were that there's less time left now (1.5 years out of 5 already invested) , title is still needed sometimes (prefer to have it already), I feel smart conquering engineering, etc.
If you are not down the line, you're between 1-2 semesters in, consider If you would work If you dropped out. Make sure to you it's a good investment, specially If you live in the USA... Because universities there seem such a waste because of the amount of debt you have...
5) Know all your options. If I knew mine earlier I would have dropped out of college instead of going with the flow. RIght now that isn't worth it anymore.
Be aware that it depends on what you're studying, ofc doctors and lawyers need college.
But If you have discipline, work hard and create your own business conditions, you can succeed without college... Maybe that's not what you wanted to hear, but the more you know, more freedom to choose.