|First Google Adsense Payment|
My First Adsense Payment Experience via Western Union.
They say, to earn money online, you have to work hard and be constantly dedicated to your craft. Learn to love what you do first and the profit will come second. And that’s exactly what I did. After busy days of work, I still find time to write articles for my website and continue earning from it. And yesterday marked history in my whole blogging career: I received my first Google Adsense payment via Western Union Quick Cash which I would like to share my experience with you all.
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I’ve been a member of Google Adsense since 2007 but due to invalid activities detected on my website (I was ignorant back then), my Adsense account was disabled just three (3) months after. Since then I have been struggling on finding alternative ways on how to earn extra income online while continuing my blog site. One money making that sustained me back then was by doing sponsored posts by custom advertisers. Though the pay is good, it’s not constant as compared to Adsense where you can earn daily income from your visitors clicking your ads. So I decided to go back to Adsense again. And luckily I got to enroll back myself to Adsense last January 2011 and promised to comply with program’s policies at all times.
My First Google Adsense Payment
|Adsense: Statement of Earnings|
I was checking for emails yesterday when I noticed an email coming from Google which says: “You’ve been issued a payment from Google Adsense“. Honestly, I’m already expecting an Adsense payment from my earnings last month but never thought it would be this early (expecting it to be between first or second week of December). But more than amazed, I was very happy to know that I can already claim the money at Western Union branch anytime starting yesterday. So before going to Western Union, I searched for any valid government IDs I have which I realized: I HAVE NONE.
As stated by Adsense, I have to present at least two (2) government issued IDs like (Passport, Driver’s License, Postal ID, Voter’s ID, TIN, SSS, etc.). Being a fresh graduate who is employed for more than a year already, most of my government IDs are still on the process which I have to wait for a while to receive it (thanks to the very fast ID issuing from Philippine government agencies – I’m being sarcastic here). Some blogger friends who’s been receiving Adsense payments too suggested me to get a Voter’s and Postal ID which they say can be issued right after applying. But I didn’t bother falling in long lines in the municipal hall just to get those. Instead, I went to Western Union directly hoping they would accept my only valid ID on hand: my Company ID.
When I arrived at the nearest WU branch, the first thing I asked from the teller was the full list of valid ID they accept. As opposed to my belief, I’m very happy to see Employer’s ID (Government and Private) on the list. Thank God I was able to spare a Php 580.00 pesos fee for applying a Postal ID which I considered applying if my current ID will not be accepted. I filled out a form for first time customers on that Western Union branch then wrote down the MTCN and sender’s information. I handed down the form and my company ID to the lady and waited for around 5 minutes. She then called me and finally handed down my first Adsense earnings. I had mixed emotions that time. Now, I have the money to spend for number one item in my Christmas wishlist. :)
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