First of all, you have to forget about growing your account in the beginning by leaps and bounds, especially if you are starting off with a micro account (allows you to trade less than 10,000 units, thus having pip values less than 1$). If you are starting with a micro then this naturally implies that you have a minimal balance, say, $1500.
Now, let’s take a numerical example of a hypothetical trade:
Account balance: $1500
Risk per trade: 1% or $15
Stop loss: 40 pips
Profit target: 40 pips
Pip value: say 0.10/pip
How many contracts do you trade? (1500*1%)/(0.10)(40) = 3.75 or 3
Assume you are profitable, how much do you make? 30.1040 = $12
So, you see what i am saying? There is no way you will be able to grow your account very quickly on a small balance and micro account. This is just the way it is and it is very discourageing to many people who beleive they can turn hundreds into millions in no time.
Done properly, trading has to respect certain risk parameters if one is going to survive. Sure, one can try and grow a 1500 account by hundreds of dollars at a time by trading a standard lot, but odds are that you will end up going bust first.
As Babypips.com says, think of your return in percentage terms and not absolute dollar amounts. This will keep the playing field level and consistent for you