New traders should be content with 1-2% profit per month on average. This requires immense dicipline from newer traders who WANT to trade and be involved. I suggest newer traders should set up 2 accounts and use one account as gambling account to satisfy these urges to trade and test new ideas out.
Every trader at their 1st account tries to get a performance equal to their demo account. Well, there is a huge difference between demo and real accounts, don't try to match the performance just look to preserve your capital. If you can do that I guarantee by the 5-6 month your performance will be better than the interest your money earns in banks and how the markets perform.
Newcomers should focus on others inevitable part of trading besides acquiring good trading knowledge. Controlling emotions , avoid revenge trading , over trading , money management ,RR and much more things they have to observe for avoiding unfortunate loss.
For a new trader, it is a must for him to follow the rules of the market and must start practicing over a demo account and should develop a trading strategy and should test it with demo trading and if it works he can go forward with it to make a profit with real trading.
I have to make a separate plan for each trade. If my plan is right, I have to maintain discipline and participate in the trade. I try to earn 10% monthly. And does not take more than 2% risk for a trade.
Yes, it is anyway difficult to make money. Keeping the expectations low is a good thing for beginners. Setting up 2 accounts is a very good tip, especially for beginners who are unsure about how to get started in the market. Even making 1 to 2% profit can be a target.