After 48 years er 4 years, I finally received my first payment from Google Adsense. I went to the nearest Western Union branch in our area upon receiving the MTCN or Money Transfer Control Number from Google. It took me only a few minutes to get the cash. I just filled out some documents, presented two IDs and the MTCN number to the WU staff and it’s done. I hope my next transaction (hopefully not another four years) will also be hassle-free like this one.
I’m counting the weeks before I finally get my first ever payment from Google Adsense. If I may recall, it was in 2009, the same year when I set up my first personal blog that I started earning as ad publisher. Now, after four long years, I will be able to reach the payment threshold. I’m just hoping that I won’t encounter any problem similar to payment hold or worse cancellation of account. I heard sad stories from friends who experienced problem with their account. And then there are happy stories of those who regularly receive their checks from Google Adsense. I will be happy to share my own experience with you once I get the check.
I’ve made a little accounting this morning and discovered that I’ve earned more than P200,000 already or more than $5000 since 2010. This amount came from one online company alone. The online earning has helped me and my family in so many ways. I was able to help my husband pay our bills, kids’ tuition, and bought personal effects and some stuff for our house. It’s not much compared to others who earn from their regular jobs, but I’m happy that I contribute something for the family expenses. This job doesn’t require me to leave home and allow me to work in my own pace. I also enjoy little things that I used to do when I was still working.