This is a long overdue post. I wanted to write about this some time ago but just couldn’t.
If you are in Google Adsense program, this can have an impact on how fast Google pays you, especially you are not from the US, UK, Canada, or Australia.
Of course, the best way to get paid by Google is by account transfer. But Google allows account transfer for some countries only.
That was the case with me. Before this, the only form of payment is checks. But a few months back, Google introduced another payment method for my country: Western Union.
I knew nothing about Western Union but I decided to give it a try. So I changed the form of payment in my Adsense account setting to receive payment via Western Union.
(You can do so by clicking “My Account” >> “Account Settings”)
When the payments come, what I need to do is to logon to Adsense and get the payments details. Go to an authorized Western Union counter (it can be either a bank, post office, or a Western Union branch) and fill in a form.
That’s it. You can cash out or bank into your bank account.
I prefer Western Union to checks for a few reasons:
- Immediate cash - as fast as the payment details are out from Google, I can get the cash. As compared to check payments, I have to wait for at least a month before I can see money in my account.
- No charges - When I bank in Adsense checks, my bank charges me some fees – a percentage of the check amount. But for Western Union, I pay nothing. Every penny I make from Adsense is pure profit.
When was the last time you check your Adsense account settings? You may want to see if Western Union option is available in your country. If it is, change the form of payment to Western Union. It’s like getting your paychecks faster. For me it’s a month earlier!