Depends on many factors but normally a couple of dollars a day or maybe more.
Hopefully enough to pay the bar tab.
Too many variables, from $0.00 to $100.00 depending upon the niche, CTR and eCPM.
I have one small niche site which does 150 impressions per day, not visitors, and earns $10.00 average, extrapolate whichever way from there.
500 unique visitors
creating 500 to 5000 page impressions
with a CTR from 0,1% to 10%
and an EPC average from 2 Cent to $2.
This ranges from 1 Cent per day to $1000 per day.
As with the normal distribution, the extremes are very unlikely, but 30 Cent to $30 per day covers maybe 99.9% of the chances.
Depending what content you have on your website. You might make enough to pay for your hosting for the month.
On average should pay for a dedicated server.
Depends how well you place the ads and how likely your type of viewer is to click them. Given an average eCPM (effective cost per 1000 impressions) of $1, you're perhaps looking at fifty cents a day, or $15 a month, or $182 annually - enough to pay the hosting.
Of course, you might get a higher or lower eCPM.
the normal distribution mentioned above somewhat closely matches to stats on one of my site that is not SEO friendly.
- very specific biotech topic
- around 300 visit a day
- avg $20 per day
- close to $700 last month Jan06
hope the sector takes off and per day visit reaches 1k...
I've had a site with similar traffic at one point, and roughly I would say you could do from $2 to $30 a day depending on your niche.
500 visitors a day is a fairly small number, so it's easy to get some wild variations, especially if it's narrow in focus - you might have some days were advertisers are wanting to spend extra, and so your earnings go up. You might also have days where something you have on your site gets linked from somewhere and you get an influx of traffic.
I think some of it depends on how people are finding your site, what they are looking for when they go to your site, and how often your site is updated - i.e. are you bringing in lots of new traffic or is this returning visitors.
For what it's worth: my hobby site has about 500 page impressions a day and makes me $ 5,- a day.