I have sometimes been asked how people can make money on HubPages, and my answer is always the same.
Getting income from AdSense etc. requires massive traffic in most cases, which may take a long time to build. So, if the person has some products or services they can sell, then I advise them to use their HubPages profile and hubs - within the rules - to promote these products and services.
I have made thousands of dollars as an editor and critic while on HubPages for two years. With multiple accounts and approximately 300 published hubs, I have made only a fraction of that amount in affiliate income. So the advice that I pass on reflects my own experiences. I hope this helps.