The question feature will only let a user answer one time, so if you anticipate a conversation, click on "forum" instead. Here's my response to your question about ads and making that first dollar: I think I had around five or six hubs when my ads started working. Seems that I tried right away to get the ads going after three, but I was denied on Google AdSense, so I resubmitted after I had written a couple more. Once my Google Ads account was activated, so were my HP ads. Hope that helps!