I don't think you earn money directly, but it is hugely important, because the knowledge and friends you gain are tied to your ability to earn money as you go along! This is one of the fascinating things about being an active Hubber - nothing is as simple as it seems on the surface. There are groups within groups, guidance and ethics within those groups, and real feelings that exist between people who have never actually met. These people all love to write, and that seems to be a primary goal - to add to the knowledge base of this society, and then to the greater society. Getting paid a lot of money quickly for this privilege is unlikely to happen. I think it will take several years of very consistent work, and I am a newbie myself. So money seems to take a back seat, but knowledge and caring might be huge rewards. Strange, isn't it?