I am not sure if I am headed in the right direction. I have been studying, paper trading, and real trading mixed options strategies with mixed results for a few months now but would like good advice. I mainly sold bear calls & bull puts and did ok until I got hammered on one trade or experienced the gamma burn. I've tried weekly & monthly expiration. Originally I was attracted to these trades because of the high probability of profit potential. I have a full-time job but I am at a computer all day so I am able to monitor my positions while I work. Ideally I would like to only trade SPY, QQQ, and IWM because I like the 1 point strike differences and tighter spreads. I also like that I only have to focus & monitor 3 charts. If trading the real index is best in your opinion, please explain why. I have a $5k account with tos with $1.50 flat rate commissions. At the moment, I am being lured into iron condors. I am also familiar with butterflies/condors and straddles/strangles but have never traded them. I am 26 & not dependent on my tos account but I want to grow it. Ideally, I would use strategies that require low monitoring and/or maintenance but I am open to suggestions. In your opinions, what strategies should I try to incorporate and why given the above information? I know I ask for a lot but sincerely thank you all in advance for your help.