When you're learning to trade options there are a lot of strategies to consider. I am going to save you time. Focus on spreads and directional strategies. The rest is nonsense.
I've been trading directional options myself since 2007 and heavily since 2010. This strategy works all of the time you just have to spend more than a week testing it. This is not rocket science and no book is going to teach you this: You have to learn this by doing and then being around a community of people that do the same.
Below is the breakdown of the $2,000 trade on Google.
The key notes:
1. Have price targets
2. Be willing to sell on gap ups
3. Plan the trade ahead of time