It is often said that professionals sell options and amateurs buy them. This is not true 100% of the time, but it is certainly true that professional option traders know when it is appropriate to employ a given strategy. Option sellers write the option in exchange for receiving the premium from the option buyer. They are expecting the option to expire worthless and, therefore, keep the premium. For some traders, the disadvantage of writing options naked is the unlimited risk. When you are an option buyer, your risk is limited to the premium you paid for the option. But when you are a seller, you assume unlimited risk.
Whether a buying or writing is the best option is dependent on volatility or rather how volatility is changing and if you do not understand that and hence how gamma and theta are related then naked options are not for you.
Money can be made both ways. It's generally best to implement buy strategies when volatility is low and sell strategies when volatility is high. I traded a retirement account from Nov 2008 to Nov 2009 and turned 8,000 into 27,000 selling cash secured puts.