Back in February, I have posted about how my Google AdSense got finally approved. Fast forward to the end of September, I finally reached the $100 threshold. However, I still have to wait for the 21st of the following month to receive another message from Google.
First of all, this amount was from February until September — a paltry amount compared to other serious people for ad revenues. However, I have also noticed that September was actually good because I had about $30 for a single month. For October, I have also surprisingly reached $50. Let’s hope that this monthly average becomes the norm, so I at least have a $100 every 2 months. Not much but enough to pay for the domain and hosting fees.LOL
When I set up my payment method on Google AdSense, there was a Western Union and bank transfer option. To be sure, I filled out both options. I normally have no business with Western Union. The last time I had been inside was to get my per diem money and allowance prior to our 9 day work-stay in Guam.
I’ve read online that I needed to photocopy two government-issued IDs, which I did to be sure. I was fortunately the only person inside the branch, so I took my sweet time filling out the form. Aside from the personal information, the most important was the Western Union MTCN provided by Google. For the sender, instead of a first name and last name, I just wrote ‘Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.‘.
I am not sure if it varies from one Western Union branch to another, but the person at the counter just took my UMID. No need for the photocopy. I had to wait for around 5 minutes before she finally printed out something. People have been also arriving and by the time I was about to sign the paper, there were already five behind me.
While I checked the US$ at the form, I was informed that they did not have dollars available. It was no big deal as I had no use for dollars as of the moment. Better convert that money, then. Also, there was a $0.19 deduction on the total amount, thus reducing my $124.46 to $124.27. The exchange rate was at $1 = Php51, but it was Php 51.10 when I earlier entered. >_<
In the end, I was able to get Php 6,337 (she did not give me the 0.37 cents). And hopefully before Christmas, I get to earn more to add to the presents for my loved ones. Thank you Google!