No I didn't say I made lots of money freelancing lol, if only!
I have been writing for magazines for years and made a few bob. But since I have started to write online my earnings are growing steadily. I am with HubPages for 9 months now and started to get earnings after the 5th month.
It took a lot of learning about the rules and ways of Google and I learned this by my own research and by reading the fantastic information here on HubPages by other hubbers.
Every month since my earnings have risen and they are from hubs I have written here. My advice is to learn all you can about the basic rules and then just keep writing. I have 86 hubs so far and intend to keep on writing as time allows.
The beauty of HubPages is you write a hub, publish it and then once it matures you get paid a steady income.
Good luck here on HubPages and with your writing