My goal is not to make money here but actually to make my name as a writer here which will help me promote my writing business I already have going. The will be some income for hubpages but that is not a major part of what I am doing here.
I want to publish 200 hubs per year, as my business grows that will become more difficult to do. I know its an honor but I'm not trying to be a hubpages elite either.
I enjoy writing and the passion that drives this inside of me I see in so many others in this community. If we loose sight of that while we are trying to make a living, I am afraid the fire may go out, and our heart for sharing will be "dimmed by the dollars" don't let your light burn low. Write because you are hot for the words, and they satisfy all your desires. Excellent question and Blessing::)