Hi Anthony you can earn money but it takes time. You need to build up your community and articles or Hubs. I have had more financial success with Helium but I have been writing there for over two years.
The money is starting to come on HubPages. What I like here is the freedom which Helium no longer has.
I have had a Google Adsense payout, if that gives you a clue, for Hubpages and I am over half way toward another.