Last weekend, I went to CIMB Bank to receive my 1st Adsense payment via Western Union. This is my second payment from Google, with the first received via check. There are a few reasons to change your payment method to [tag]Western Union[/tag] if you’re a Malaysian because:
- It’s free, no bank fees incurred.
It’s fast, no need to wait for the check to arrive in the mail. Just check your account’s payment history.
It’s great for those who are excited and impatient about their first payment. No need to wait for the long clearing times. Receive your payment on the spot, cold hard cash!
It’s convenient, just go to your nearest bank which has Western Union service.
Before I received my payment, I was quite confused on the procedures. Here, I will write a simple and easy to understand guide to explain the procedure.
Firstly, you need to qualify for payment. This means your balance must reach at least $100 by the end of the previous month in order to receive payment this month. Simply put, if your balance at the month of January reaches $100.10, Google will send you your payment by the end of February.
My balance reached $272.76 at the end of December 08, so my payment was issued at end of January 09. The best time to check for your payment is from 25th onwards.
To check if you are eligible for payment, log in to [tag]Google[/tag] [tag]Adsense[/tag] and look for “My Account” tab. If Google sent you a payment, you will see a “Payment issued” in the description. Click on the “details” link.
I finally managed to earn my first $100 with Google Adsense after nearly 3 years of blogging! I think for most bloggers, earning the first Adsense cheque from [tag]Google[/tag] is what they would want to achieve the most. Thank you Google!
Based on current Ringgit-US Dollar exchange rate, it’s only RM300++.. maybe even less after all the transaction fees. I sure missed the old days when 1USD = RM3.80! Although there are many alternatives to [tag]Google Adsense[/tag] like Nuffnang and Advertlets.. I will stick to Google Adsense no matter what.
Anyway, I plan to use the money subsidize my own petrol usage. With the recent petrol price hike, don’t think I can cope with eating out so often anymore. Any extra money better put aside for savings and emergency use. So, do you earn with Google Adsense? Have you gotten your first Adsense cheque, or are you half way there? All the best earning with Google