Yeh thats normal, getting profitable is like seeking all of 100 pieces of puzzles one can spend years and collect 90 of them, but if you dont have all of them its very likely that the game doesnt work yet and the worst of all is “you dont know what you dont know”, meaning you dont actually know in advance what you are missing, until the day comes when you do collect that puzzle. It might be the most frustrating part about trading and something that quits the most people, becouse you simply dont know what you still need to conquer as opose to other proffessions where you know exactly how much time and exams you need to cover until you get the degree and decent potential to land career.
By the way your profit should never be unit specific to the asset, but always % specific of your account. If you want to express units then only allowed are R units, the units of risk (eg SL distance relative to asset pip/volatility distance). So many traders focus on getting profits in pips, which means that they neglect the proper money managment and equal weighting of positions, what happens in such cases is that traders have trades that leave very different impacts on account, lots are static but since price structures have different volatility that means youll hit once loss of 10 pips on X lot, other case 30 pips on X lot, and your trade to account % impact will be all over the place ranging from 1 to 5% or more.
One of the most important things to do (especially until you really can start to tell difference between higher and lower probability setups) is to equallity weight the positions. To do that you must use dynamic position sizing, whether its lots in FX, USD in equities and else in other markets.
As for my trading i am generally short term to very short term trader, most of my trades are from 10 second charts on options, the rest is M1 from FX and equities. The key advantage of very short term charts is that you can build high % gains in very short amount of time and also be consistent every single day which cannot be said for low frequency strategies. The downside of high frequency trading is ofcourse…its much more difficult, it requires thinking 3 steps ahead, have 100% understanding of what you are looking for and ability to make quick decisions (which comes with practice).