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Adsense earnings

When you become an AdSense publisher, your goal is to increase the monetization of your websites by realizing Google AdSense payments from the cost per click and AdSense search programs.

You will earn income every time a visitor on your Blogger clicks one of the ads you have agreed to host. You will be paid when your AdSense earnings have met the payment thresholds if you are in compliance with policies and there are no holds on your AdSense account.

If it's your first time withdrawing from AdSense, then you should know there are some few requirements that you should meet first. These include:

Your AdSense Account should be verified

Account verification is done after a certain threshold (address verification threshold) is reached in your earnings. The earning threshold is determined by the currency used in your AdSense. If it's US Dollar, Euro or Great British Pound the threshold is 10 [i.e. $10, €10 & £10]. Google sends you a physical mail with a PIN to the mailing address you registered the account with. Submitting this PIN in AdSense verifies your account.

Note: You can't change the type of currency reported in your AdSense Account.

You must have reached your payments threshold for Google to release your earnings

The earnings threshold is also determined by the currency used in your AdSense Account. If it's US Dollars, the threshold is $100, Euro is €70 and if it's Great British Pound, it's £60.

You must have set up a payment method

The first time you reach your payment threshold as stated in the previous point, you'll be prompted by AdSense to set up a payment method.

You can get more info regarding all these here.

Setting Up Your Adsense Payment Method

Assuming you've completed those first two steps, let's see how you can now get your earnings. Google, depending on your country (payment address, gives you the following payment options:

☛Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
☛EFT via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
☛Wire Transfer
☛Western Union Quick Cash

If you're in Kenya, you get three options: Checks, Wire Transfer, and Western Union Quick Cash. Of these, the simplest way to get your earnings hassle free and within the quickest time is the last option - Western Union Quick Cash. The benefits of using Quick Cash are as follows:

☞You money arrives instantly after release, unlike a check which you've to wait to arrive in your mailbox.
☞You don't need a bank account to get your cash and with that no bank fees.
☞You won't be charged any fee to get your cash.

To get your cash using Western Union Quick Cash, you only need two things:

✐Your Google Payment receipt info, and
✐Your national ID

Armed with these two things, you can pay a visit to any one of the hundreds of Western Union agents countrywide and withdraw your cash. If you wish and if the agent supports it, you can get you to cash in the currency it was sent with (either Euro or Dollar); otherwise, it will be converted to the local currency (KES).

So if you've not yet set up a payment method yet, go to:

Settings ⏩ Payments ⏩ and select ⏩ Western Union Quick Cash

Getting Your Cash

After setting up your payment method as Western Quick Cash and assuming you've reached your payment threshold, Google will release your earnings and send them via Quick Cash. A receipt of this payment will also be available in your Payment Settings. This receipt contains all the info you need to withdraw your money from a Western Union agent that supports Quick Cash.

The info that is needed in this receipt is the:

➭The amount of money being sent
➭Western Union MTCN Number
➭The person sending you the cash e.g. Google Ireland, Ltd., Dublin 4, Ireland or Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA

The payment receipt looks like this:
AdSense Payment Receipt

Save this info somewhere or better yet, just print it to a PDF or a physical paper and carry it with you when you go to withdraw. Don't forget your ID and do a photocopy of it as it will be needed.

A list of the Kenyan Western Union agents that support Quick Cash countrywide can be found by searching your nearest location here. Most banks, however, do support Western Union QucikCash and you can withdraw from them without having or opening an account with them. I've done this before with an Equity branch in a "mashinani" somewhere, though not after a KCB branch told me that I needed an account with them after telling them the amount's currency.

Alternatively, you can simply withdraw the cash to your Bank account if your Bank has Western Union Quick Cash, which it should.

NOTE: If you don't withdraw your cash within 60 days, the money is credited back to your AdSense account.

I think that covers everything on how to get your Google AdSense earnings but if I've left out anything or you've got a question regarding any of this, just drop me a comment below or reach me through my contact page and I'll get to you as soon as I can.

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