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I am new to adsense and web development, and have been on adsense for about one week. I have a basic understanding of how it works, but perhaps not a great understanding.
On my first day, I received 1 click and $0.03. The next day it accumulated to 54 clicks (huge, I know). I have gotten more since, but my earnings have stayed at $0.03. How do the earnings increase if it is not by clicks?
If you make an accidental click from the same IP, Adsense is usually smart enough to not count that click for profit.
I have maybe once or twice by accident due to the placing of the ad on my site.
Are you sure it was only once or twice? You should never click your own ads. It seems like all those clicks were invalid, wether you made them or not. The thing is that is very likely that Google won't pay you once you reach $100 because they will audit your account and find those anomalities.
If you're absolutely sure that those are not invalid clicks, then contact Google about them.