I am less than 24 hours old at becoming a Hubpage member or a "Hubber." However, thus far I have used Hubpages as a platform for writing inspiration and honing my writing skills. My goals include: writing a bit every day, becoming inspired to write more and to write about what I feel is important. I would like to brush up on my skills as a writer and improve by striving toward a perfect score of 100. Additionally, if I am able to make any money off of it, that would be icing on the cake.
Here is how I started: I went into the Questions forum as you have already done and started to find questions I would like to provide input for. Secondly, I went into the settings to try to set up earning potential. It will walk you through if you follow the prompts. Finally, I clicked around and found my way to creating a Hub and wrote it. I hope that provides some useful information for you. Good luck!