Ok well when you hit th 5 make sure you upgrade your walls, defenses, troops, army camps, and storages all the way an then upgrade th and then repeat. The game is such that you recieve less loot from raids hen you have a higher th. i made the mistake and rushed th 8 to th 9
So I am a Town Hall 10, level 116 (bdh1998, clan CENSORED CoC). Upgradde all of your morters to max at each town hall level is the most important thing. Upgrade your collectors whenever you have a free builder, they are cheap and you can cancel them for little reprimand. Upgrade important things to max before doing your town hall. Find a good army that works for you, but don't be afraid to change it the farther you go. Anything else you can send me a mail. btw my gamecenter name is bdh1998 if you want to friend me.