Yes i am new to hubpages but i am a webmaster running two websites www.yocto-tennis-club.com and www.yocto-web-development.com since two years. I got my adsense application approved for my first website after two unsuccessful attempts. The point is that for a general website, Google Adsense team reviews you daily visitors and page views and also your site content. You need to have good quality content and at least 20 visitors per day for it to be approved. The number may vary because it is my concept and you may get it approved with no visitor, but at least build some good quality hubs and then apply.
All The Best with Adsense.
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