Yes, it is hard to get the ball rolling. I think you have to enjoy the process and the writing first. While you are doing that you are learning.
I started off not being at all interested in the earnings, not so coincidentally the earnings came slowly. It was OK.
As time went by I earned a little more, mostly by accident. That was good, too. Then I started learning a little about what makes earnings grow, and they did, a bit.
This is about as far away from a "get-rich-quick scheme" as you can get. But it is really nice to see some extra dollars appearing "out of thin air" after awhile.
You are more likely to succeed if you are a tortoise rather than a hare. But you will do much better if you are a tortoise who understands SEO, and all that stuff.
Good luck, and welcome to HP.