The following sentence is from the VOA Learning English program:
Reports say Burt Ward was paid very little to play Robin in the television series. But he says he has made a good living appearing at fan conventions over the past 45 years.
How to parse the sentence " But he says he has made a good living appearing at fan conventions over the past 45 years."
I have two explanations:
- He has made a good living by appearing at fan conventions. It means that he has made money by attending the fan conventions.
- Appearing at fan conventions ,he has made a good living. It means that even though he is not a star, but he still can lead a good life. And he showed up at the fan conventions in a good state and image.
Which one is correct and why ?