Last week, when I logged-in to my Google account to setup a new AdSense script for my site, I was surprised to read a message in the overview page that my “payments is being onhold” and I was asked to register a payment method in order to get paid. Caught in disbelief, I checked how much did I earn. Then I was surprised to see $2.30 as payments being on hold. Unbelievable to me! I followed a link that led me to choose a payment method. Luckily, Sweden is one of those listed countries they support Electronic Fund Transfer so I didn’t have to sign-up for payment by check and then wait a couple of days before it gets into my hands.
After I registered my bank account, a message told me that they were going to do a test deposit, which means they would deposit a small amount and I had to check my bank account within 4-10 days so that I could verify afterwards if I got it or not. I could barely wait ten days so I checked my bank account after four days. And presto! I got the Google Adsense Payment of 7,16 sek. I was sooo glad I forgot to verify the amount. But when I woke up the next day, I remembered the message and rushed to my computer station and performed the necessary action.
It was just a small amount but the joy of earning it is unbelievably surprising. I started putting up Google Adsense two years ago. But the intention was not to earn but to add some contents to my site. Besides, I did not put up those 700+ pixel wide banners so how could I expect a payment. I remember how I usually click some Google ads that interest me when I am visiting some sites, and the value it generates to the site’s owner. So now I know it’s not impossible to earn from Google Adsense. It’s a good compensation for computer nerds who can spend sitting in front of the computer the whole day, like me 😀