Lets do a thought experiment...
suppose, you have few plots. (in normal terms... files)
instead of storing them on the hdds locally, put them into cloud (say aws) as objects instead. pay the cloud provider money for the storage used....
now, when you get your money back from chia, how much money one can make after taking out the expenses paid for aws, and local cpu usage (power+cooling) plus the hardware(the beefy mining computer) ????
It's more of a lottery, a total of 32 chia coins are handed out every 5 minutes or so that somehow has to be distributed across pools/individuals with a total of over 5 exabytes of storage on the network last time I checked.
You could get lucky and get rewarded 1 coin even with low number of plots (highly improbable) or you could get nothing for months.
This spreadsheet shows the probability of winning.
Sheet1 Farming Space (TiB),Netspace (TiB),probability per block,average time per block (s),time farming (days),time farming (s),lambda (for Poisson),trials (for Binomial),Note: this is with new consensus for mainnet, two chia won per block 100,400000,0.00025,18.75,1,86400,1.152,4608,Instructions...