The question seems to be something that everyone wants to ask and wants an answer to. Given that it is a personal question it can also be a sort of explosive question. As writers we can be asked this when we begin our journey in writing.
We want to write for a living, but there is always someone, or multiple someones, who will boldly ask: So how much money do you expect to make?
Some are curious, and some are not, some wonder because they want to write for a living as well. Some simply do not, and will never, like the fact that you are doing something “not usual.” for the ones who are curious, you can say a bit tongue in check well how much do you expect to make?
Here are few answers I have giving, I expect to make a bit of money on smaller sites I use such as wikinut, but, there I am using it as something to expand my blog. Then I might mention Bukisa, where how much money I make has a bit of a different expectation. This is because I have been there longer and have a different view.
Again, when you think about writing, you need to think about money. This is a fact if you want to be a full time writer. Having good writing is one thing, but you also need to know what you need to make (money) to continue writing.