Hi Granville! To make money here, sign up for Google AdSense and Amazon to start out with, and write quality articles (around 700 words, using a lot of keywords). The more you publish, the more you will be viewed; however, if your hubs are not quality, then they won't get featured on the HubPages main page.
Also, HubPages doesn't pay per 1,000 views. It all depends on if you choose popular topics, write quality articles, and market yourself on social networking sites, etc.