"Banners - out, way out unless you are getting paid to run them."
That brings up another question...What do people generally charge for a banner ad on the front page. I know it depends on the amount of hits the site receives, but what is the price difference between say..1000/10,000/100,000 hits a week?
All depends upon the business segment and your audience. Some high profile net sectors like Real estate and Auto's can still command $30-$50 per cpm (a thousand banners). Most others in the entertainment sectors are lucky to grab $2 to $5. It also depends on if you are using your own sales efforts or going through a middle man ad broker like Burst, Flycast, or DoubleClick. They usually take atleast 30%.