My best advice to a new hubber is to write consistently at least three articles a day on a topic of interest to an intended audience. To earn money on Hubpages takes patience and determination.
It takes about four months of writing to earn the $150.00 that is required to receive a check. The payment system on Hubpages has changed since 2009 and now the writing site uses PayPal. The pay is slower as a result so write as many articles daily as possible. Make each hub important with the use of Search Engine Optimization, SEO.
SEO is no more than using key words so that the article is searchable on Google. Keywords should only be used on 5% of the article's content and the topic should be limited in characters.
Use Google Insight for Search to ascertain that the topic is searchable and Google Keyword Tool for keyword usage. Money can be earned with Hubpage affiliates Amazon to sell books or eBay to sell products relevant to the article.
Also use the search tool on Hubpages to find out how other hubbers are earning money.