The first layout it sends you is just a Practice one, in the final game it wall teach the basics of it, first just try to balance the ball over the cursor. There are several ways you can move the ball the easiest is to just draw half circles below it, although its not the fastest it is maybe the safest. You can also just try to push it upwards trying to balance it out, or draw a vertical path for it and push it up on it.
Also try not to squeeze the ball, the physics engine will just pop it out weirdly.
You can also pick up money, they are scattered around some levels starting from level 12, after level 12 you can use the money as the levels are longer, each has a checkpoint where you can spend the money, so you don't have to start over the whole level.