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So I’ve just picked up my Google AdSense income today and I’m pretty happy with the exchange rate I got. The exchange rate for USD to MYR is quite promising in 2016.
As some of you may already know, Google AdSense has just celebrated their tenth anniversary on June 18th, 2013. Here’s a short video clip showing how they have grown in the last 10 years with over 2 million publishers all around the world…
I’ve been a publisher since 2009. Even though I no longer focus on make money with Google, but they never failed to pay me on time in the last week of each month.
If you’ve never heard of AdSense or wonder how it works, click here to find out more.
Nevertheless, a common question that I often get asked from new publishers (Malaysian) is “How do I collect my Google AdSense income?” As a matter of fact, I answered that at least once (sometimes twice) in a month, either via chat or email. I remember there was once a lady waited for a month plus… not aware that her payment was already arrived.
So I thought of writing it out at my personal blog and sharing it for more people to know.
There’re basically 5-step process you MUST go through in order to collect your Google AdSense income. Of course, you need to already have an approved account in place…
#1 Verify Your Address By Entering The PIN: Once your account reached the verification threshold of $10, Google will automatically generate a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and mail to your home address. You are required to verify this number.
#2 Submit Your Tax Info: For Malaysians, pick Foreign publisher with no U.S. Activities.
#3 Choose Your Preferred Form Of Payment: There are 3 methods available for Malaysians, i.e. Western Union Quick Cash, wire transfer, and Check. I’d highly recommend you choose Western Union because you will be able to cash out immediately once your payment is released. Also, there’s no additional fee to receive WU payments.
In your account, go to Settings (Gear Icon) → Payments → Manage Payment Methods.
#4 Set Your Payment Schedule To get Paid: You DO NOT want to prevent payments from being sent to you monthly. Make sure you’ve adjust the payment threshold option.
In your account, go to Settings (Gear Icon) → Payments → click Manage Settings.
#5 Cash Out Once Your Earnings Reaches $100.00 (USD): Once your earnings is finalized and hit $100 or more at the end of the month, Google will issue your earnings to you at the end of next month, typically around 21st-22nd of the month.
Here’s how to check whether Google has issued your payment or not. In your account, go to Settings (Gear Icon) → Payments → click View Transactions. If your payment is ready, it will display “Automatic payment: Western Union. Status: Issued.”
You will need to note down the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) as well as the EXACT payment amount. Go to the nearest bank that got a Western Union signboard (RHB, Hong Leong, Public Bank, or even POS Malaysia), fill out the Western Union To Receive Money form (yellow header – see the PBB example below), show your IC to the officer, and you will be able to withdraw your Google AdSense income immediately.
I hope the info I shared here has been useful to you. Let me know what you think.