Count Your Blessings!
With love and passion, everyone can have a nice garden...Elaine Yim
Count Your Blessings!
Count The Garden By The Flowers, Never By The Leaves That Fall.
Count Your Life With Smiles And Not The Tears That Roll.
..... Author unknown.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
My First Google Adsense Money! Yippee!
Recently when I checked my Google Adsense Account, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they have issued a payment of USD 108.97 to my name on 27 Sep 2010! I was more than 30 days late when I found out but luckily I have not missed the dateline yet.
Actually this is nothing to shout about. I signed up on 24 Aug 2009 and it has taken me about a year to earn this amount of money. Initially I earned less than a dollar per month which is very meagre, so this is something I have forgotten about. Anyway I enjoyed looking at those animated images on my blog, so I just left it there. Now that I have received the real money, it feels good, haha.
Why did I advertise?
Well, I do it in order to keep up with technology and also out of curiosity. I was actually sceptical that I could earn any money online.
How to do?
It is very easy. All I did was to sign up for Google Adsense, wait for their approval and then paste the ads in my blog. I am very concerned that the adverts may drive away my garden blog readers, so I have restricted the ads to 'AdSense for Content' only. I think earnings is based on per click basis when readers visit my blog to read the contents.
How do I receive my payment?
Google Adsense will automatically issue payment once the earnings exceed USD 100.00. I am using the Western Union Quick Cash option. This method is faster than the cheque method as cheques in foreign currency will take more than a month to clear in my country. I just have to print out the payment advice and bring along my Identity Card when I go to my local bank to collect payment. I also need to fill up a Remittance Form. There are no bank charges and payment is made on the spot. I have received RM 333.50.
“My First Google Adsense Money! Yippee!”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on November 13th, 2010.
A word of caution - never click on your own ads. It is stated very clearly in the terms and conditions that if you do so, Google Adsense will suspend your account and all your earnings will be disqualified!
Although my earnings are very little, I hope you can gain some information from my own experience. Hopefully your rewards will be much greater than mine.
Lastly, I'd like to thank all my readers for your valuable support and for visiting my blog. Your comments and visits are the biggest motivation why I continue to blog.
Post Publication Update
1. I found that Google Adsense suits people like me who are non-technies and non-pro bloggers. I do not like bling-bling or pop-ups. I only want to write a good post, the opinion which is genuininely mine and not influenced by any sponsor.
2. Although it is not my intention to make money online (it is beyond my capability anyway), I have to admit that I am very happy to get money out of something I love to do. There is this personal satisfaction that boosts my self esteem.
3. I have decided to donate the money to charity.