There are three ways to make money

  1. as a consultant, where you use your time and direct expertise to create value for customers
  2. as a businessperson, where you hire others to create value for customers on your behalf
  3. as an entertainer, where you create a brand around yourself and your skills that allows others to create value from you

These days, it seems like too many people are trying to do all three at once, likely a losing proposition.