There are two ways to benefit from a goldrush.
You can either sell the shovels or you can buy the shovels to dig for gold.
Just like you can create a platform or you can use a platform to benefit from it.
Just like you can teach what you know or you can apply what you know in the real world.
Offering the tools to help others dig for gold is usually the safer bet.
Because you don't have to get your hands dirty and you don't have to get into the risky and completely unpredictable business of digging for gold.
You outsource the really hard work of digging for gold to others.
On the other hand it's also a lot harder to get to the point where you can start offering the tools to others.
It usually takes a lot more time, money and resources to get into the business of selling shovels.
Or building platforms.
Or becoming a teacher.
Or building any kind of business.
So which one is better?
Selling the shovels or buying the shovels?
Being the teacher or being the student who applies everything in the real world?
Being an entrepreneur or being an employee?
In most cases the best thing to do is to do both at the same time.
By being a gold digger yourself and using the shovels to dig for gold you'll be able to better understand what kinds of shovels are really needed.
You'll know a lot more about shovels than anybody else who's just in the business of selling shovels.
(And most people are in the business of selling shovels only.)
Just like your best bet is to be the teacher and the student at the same time.
To constantly go from teacher to student and from student to teacher.
So you'll know a lot more about what students really need to survive out there.
Just like your best bet is to be an entrepreneur and an employee at the same time.
And that's how you ultimately find the biggest pot of gold and become the most successful shovel seller on the planet...