The hub views will build up over time. The more hubs you write, the more you are noticed. I think though that to realistically earn money from writing - decent money - you need to enjoy it first of all. Writing because you have to, rather than because you want to, can be soul destroying and this will definately lead to being de-motivated.
In order to get more views you need to become very active around Hub Pages - following, reading and commenting on other hubs gets you noticed. Answering questions and being active on the forum is another way. It is very hard work and you need to be committed. I've been here for a year and am slowly building up my hubs, but keeping active as well. I don't really expect to earn anything near to decent money until I've been here quite a while longer.
To stay motivated I continually keep my eyes and ears alert for any ideas. I may not make a hub/article out of one particular idea, but it can lead onto bigger things, so I never throw any interesting things that I come across away. I also get motiviation and ideas from other hubbers and their success stories. The Hub Tutorials are also great ways to stay energetic and motivated.