Hello Mary Metallic,
I am also new on hubpages. I joined this program about 3 months ago. After doing many number of mistakes, finally I think that I can make good traffic on my profile. The best way to make traffic on our hubs is to using of high ranked keywords.
Key words are only one key by which you can make your profile and hubs google lover.
Seriously, I want say to you that you should write for general persons not for some peoples. If you want earn money on hubpages, so you have need to write on most general problems.
I get 10000 hub views only in two months and now I am getting 500 hub views per day, above 15000 hub views per month. I have only 14 hubs. I want to tell you that "keywords" are the key. So you have need to learn "SEO" i.e. Search Engine Optimization techniques.
Best of luck