I remember back when I was 15 or so, I'd buy those "Small Business Opportunities" and similar mags, looking through all of the ads to see what ads ran month after month (because I assumed those would be profitable). Okay, that's a fairly good thing to do, but I was so inexperienced, so new to the game, that I would contact the magazine ad dept and ask them what kind of conversion rate I could expect from placing an ad in their magazine. LOL.
Of course now I know that conversion rates depend on so many factors, and that obviously the ad dept wouldn't be able to answer that question for me. But back then, I had no clue. I honestly thought they'd be able to give me an answer!!
So when you see these types of questions from "newbies", try and answer as best you can, instead of just blowing them off, or etc... we were all there at one time.