I'm happy to hear that you're doing some reading and working to figure out what it's all about here rather than joining and just coming straight to the forums and saying "What is a hub and how do I make one?"
Welcome, Max. When it comes to the workings of HubPages, there's lots of help and advice both on the "help" forums and in Hubs. (There's also lots of opinions about non-HubPages-specific stuff, but you may want to use your own judgment when it comes to some of that. )
I need to get to work on my first hub but wanted to stop by and say hello.I have a number of interests that I want to write about so I better get writing.You can learn a little more about me on my profile.CheersDale