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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 @ 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.


  1. AutumnBelle I've never even noticed the ads on your blog page other than the seed company. Congratulations on your earnings.

  2. Hi, Rosie. Thanks for your feedback. I have a mutual understanding with the TRIO seed company to exchange links and there is no payment involved.

  3. That's nice $$$. Well done. It's good to earn without thinking about it:)

  4. I am still waiting for my first USD100.

    It is still a very long way to go, but it grows very silently.

  5. Ah yes! So nice to have roses, sunshine and rain here today. It will surely help me grow ;-)

  6. Congratulations! How nice to receive money from blogging!

  7. Boleh pergi makan-makan besar or end of year sale...hehehe..

  8. Wow wow wow, thanks for sharing the info! How good, I wanna get some pocket money too... keke.

  9. That is a very pleasant surprise! I am glad it worked out for you.
    Keep up the good work! ( if you want to call blogging work.) HA Ha.

  10. Congrats! You deserve to get that reward.

  11. aloha autumn belle,

    i've never seen the ads either...but thats great considering that you didn't have to put any effort into it and it can be used to buy more camera stuff :)

  12. COngrats!! Even tho slow how easy is that...just sit back and wait. Not really much to do!

  13. Congrats on getting your google payment. Great to know that the adsense program worked for you.

  14. Hello Autumn Belle,

    thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. Congrats to your newly found wealth. I have been wondering about Google ad sense and wanted to know if it was worth it. So far I have only accumulated around $4.00 on Amazon. I didn't want ads that were not relevant to gardening appearing on my blog nor any that would detract from it. Have a great weekend!

  15. My friends, I am so glad my ads didn't inconvenience your loading or reading of my blog posts. Actually, I also have Nuffnang Ads running simultaneously here but at the moment, I earn more from Google Adsense.

  16. cool! Wow, how many people had to click in order for you to earn that much money? I think it would have to be a lot, right?

    I personally think little ads on this side are just great. It's the pop up ones or really large animated ones that turn me off.

    I think I added one too, when I first started my blog without even know what blogging was about. I leave them there b/c I like the content of the ads.

  17. Congratulations Autumn, I have ads too but I'm not earning as fast as you.

  18. Wendy, I am paid for clicks to my blog and also clicks on the ads. In Oct 2010 I had about 13,500 visits to my blog but only 110 clicks on the ads. You can see that the bulk of the earnings came from visitors like your goodself who read my blog. Some of my most popular posts (displayed on my sidebar) are dated 2009, so I am glad there are also people who read my old posts and find them useful.

    Melanie, from my experience Google Adsense pays the most. I think I earn more from Google Adsense than Amazon or our local Nuffnang.

  19. Hahaha Autumn Belle, i appreciate your being very thoughtful and honest. It takes an AB to do that! And many am sure learned from this post. I thought ads in blogs made downloading slower, so even if i also want to try like you (my feelings about blogging and ads are just like yours), i thought there are few people who visits, so the more they will be appalled by long waits in downloading. But you have lots of commenters here, so there. And i love it, congratulations also not for the money but for your sense of accomplishment. I want to say haha again.

  20. I too was thinking a lot about adding advertising content in my blog. Hope you would able to give me some more tips on how to handle it.


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