My First Adsense Earning

This post is a sequel from my previous post How to Earn Extra Money from Blogging.

Last May 30, 2008, I’m sure I’m not the only one who received their monthly payout from Google thru its program Google Adsense. With Google Adsense, ordinary bloggers like me, have the opportunity to earn thru its pay-per-click program (PPC). Meaning, by putting Google Adsense script thru blogs like this, an equivalent earning is reflected when someone clicks on the advertisements.

The only catch perhaps is the fact that, you can’t receive your payout not unless it reaches the minimum of $100. On the other hand, the good thing about Adsense is that, your earning has no expiration date. Like in my case, I first tried this adsense way back 2007. I made some JOOMLA websites that earned like $44 for some time even without taking care of it. Then I resumed this March 2008, and still my $44 earning is there. My earnings for March and April 2008 was added instantly.

Now that I’m paying more attention to it, the return is even greater. For the past 3 months, I averaged at $40/month ($20 for March, $42 for April and $62 for May). For June, I’m now averaging $3/day, so most likely, I’ll receive my 2nd payment at the end of July (for June 30 cut off).

How do bloggers receive their payments?

Receiving your payout doesn’t happen in an instant either. You’ll have to wait 1 month after your earnings reach $100. For example, in my case, my earnings reached $107 at the end of Apr 30, 2008. It means that I have to wait for 30 days more to get my payment. That’s why I got mine on the 30th of May.

Before, the mode of payment is only thru checks. You’ll receive a mail containing a check from Google. Now, you can choose either checks or thru Western Union. Altho checks would be a good souvenir, Western Union offers a quick and sure way to receive your payment.

Below is the actual info I got from Google, the one I showed in Wester Union to receive my payment (see image below). I got mine in Western Union in San Andres, Manila. The clerk was even surprised to see that the sender was Google, Inc, hehe. I received my payout converted into cash. The exchange rate that day was P44 / $1, so I got a total of Php4,742.00 which I immediately deposited to the bank and later invest in mutual fund 😀 – Earning Online and investing offline.

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Garry Zaldy de Castro is an advocate, Financial Advisor, Certified Investment Solicitor (Mutual Fund Representative), blogger, IT practitioner, husband to Aileen and a dad to Jacob and JohnD. He started Financial Planning Philippines in 2008 just to share his financial learning to friends, relatives and anyone who wishes to be financially independent.

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