Last December 23, 2009, I got a Christmas gift from Google that my payment was issued and is ready for pick-up at Western Union branches the following day. I can’t help but smile because this is my first payout after 1.5 years of running Adsense on my blog, embarrassing, I know. But hey, after experiencing this, I think I’m gonna work hard on blogging next year. And with the help of Adgitize, I can get more traffic on my blog, hence, more chances of earning from clicks.
Claiming my money at Western Union was a breeze! Here’s how:
1. Have your payment details ready found on your Adsense account. You’ll need the Money Transfer Control Number or MTCN, payment amount, sender’s information which you can find below:
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043
2. Fill out a “To receive money” form with the necessary details.
3. Present 1 government-issued ID like passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PRC ID, etc…
4. Sit back and relax while the cashier processes your request.
Just a quick note though, you may want to look for a Western Union branch that can give you US dollars rather than Philippine peso so that you can have it exchanged to a higher rate from money changers. In my case, the teller told me they don’t have US dollars, but the excited-me wanted to claim my money so I agreed to be paid in pesos with a lower exchange rate. Next time, I shall look for other Western Union branches.
So there, happy blogging everyone. Care to share a story about your Adsense payout?