First of all, welcome to HubPages, penpro007! This is a great writing community! Second, I'm don't want to depress you but I've been with HP for 18 months, and I just published my 200th hub. I've yet to get a check and I don't bother checking my earnings, because it only matters when you get pay out.
My understanding is that if you want to write here for money..... Well there is no formula to making $100 or any amount a month. It is impossible to tell what will "work" for you or anyone else. There's some potboiler I could give you: "Write quality hubs on a consistent basis, with plenty of pictures,..." blah, blah, blah.
HubPages is on the Internet competing with, I suppose, thousands of other "content farms," so we're called, not to mentioned the innumerable other forms of diversion to be found both on and off the Internet. There's a lot to wade through.
As for me, I don't think most people who read my stuff will feel like clicking ads. I suppose it's difficult for them to match up ads with the content I offer....
People talk about promoting their hubs on Twitter, EBay, or what-have-you, and so forth. They talk about getting "back links," and all that. It's tiring just listening to!
Anyway.... Welcome to HP and good luck.