There are many ways to play it.
Primary goal will be to get your money back before you put more money on the table.
If you get your money back you can either go thru the come box or cover the 4 and 10….if you keep winning, than cover the 5 and 9. With all point number covered you have a chance to win 2 out of 3 rolls of the dice. Slowly increase your bets as you are winning.
Initially, if you do not get a win on the 6 or 8 after 3 rolls of the dice remove those bets from the table and wait for the shooter to 7 out or make is point ; if he makes the point replace the 6 and 8 and repeat.
It doesn’t matter how much money you make for a place bet as long as you bet the table minimum.
Place bets and/or making come bets are very acceptable ways to play. You should always have at least 3 numbers covered ( includes pass line).
The dark side is another story.