People act like dudes who make a killing selling beats online. . .are just online. If you go to the most successful soundclick producers all of them list placements that they have gotten. The homie Epik went and had a session with some Atlantic A&Rs. Hell Superstar O went and started his own beat website with DJ Mustard, Jahlil, and some other MAJOR producers. I'm pretty sure they didn't do this sitting at home.
Like I said. . .Do Both! You need multiple streams of income coming in. That beat money can either be enough to keep the refigerator full, pay bills, new equipment, get mcdonalds for the whole week, or buy some new kicks. . . either way it's money.
You have enough time in a day to market out your beats and go out and record your beats with the next trinidad james at the studio. There is 24 hours in a day. . .How are you using them?