you almost sound like you know what you are saying, however, you either sell puts and calls or you buy puts or calls. you sell stocks or you buy stocks. you can also short stocks, but who is allowed to sell naked puts except for the longs and market makers. am i having another stupid session or what? seriously, let me know. i should not chide something that may be something i don't get. short vix puts. first, does vix have puts? wow, you lost me. truly. i will have to think about that one.
Be careful. VIX options trade based on the VIX futures contract of that month and that month only so if VIX spikes 20%, only the nearest contract will benefit. I thought this was a good idea a month ago but it's not. If you're going to trade VIX, wait for a spike and short the bear ETFS (TVIX, UVXY, VXX) outright or via bear spreads.