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R2 700 Google Adsense Cheque in South Africa
My Google Adsense cheque for more than R2 700
I took a photo of my 18th Google Adsense cheque I received in the mail in South Africa. I haven’t taken a photo of my Google Adsense cheque since I received my 3rd Adsense cheque and my 6th one. If you view those two cheques you’ll see how my passive income from Adsense has grown over time, as a result of not giving up, and continuing to put effort in.
R2 700 is currently (April 2012) about $340
If I’d had more time to spend on trying to increase my Google Adsense earnings, I would have made considerably more than R2 762 in one month, by now, but I continue to put in effort whenever I get the chance to, to further increase my monthly Adsense earnings. Even though I’d like to earn more, I’m pleased that I receive an Adsense cheque of over R2 000 each month for the relatively little work I’ve put in so far – it’s a helpful extra income.
Please note: thanks to diogenes for bringing it to my attention (see comments section below) I feel I should point out the earnings for this Adsense cheque came mostly from my own sites. My Adsense earnings from this site, HubPages, merely contributed towards the total.
Why have I taken photos of my Google Adsense cheques that I receive in South Africa?
Besides being proud that my hard work at trying to improve my passive income from Google Adsense is starting to pay off, I know that others like to see proof that people really do receive Google Adsense cheques in South Africa (or proof that trying to make money from Google Adsense works for some people.)
Many people are struggling to find work or need extra income, not just in South Africa but all over the world. If using online writing sites that share their Adsense ad revenue with you, or if using a Blogger blog, trying to make money from Google Adsense doesn’t have to cost you a thing other than time and effort. Although I would recommend that further down the line you get your own site (register a domain and get hosting) you can still certainly start out making money from Google Adsense without it costing you a cent to do so.
Once you’ve gotten past the basics of preparing to apply for a Google Adsense publisher account, applying for the account and being accepted as a Google Adsense publisher, and learning how to either use your Adsense publisher ID or learning how to insert Adsense ads into the pages of your own sites, making money from Google Adsense can be quite easy – as long as you work hard at getting lots of people to visit your pages that the ads appear on.
The great thing about making money with Google Adsense is that it’s passive income. You certainly have to work hard to get the income you earn each month up to an amount you’re happy with, but after that, you can even sleep while earning an income from Google Adsense.
Some tips about the basics of getting and using Google Adsense
Preparing to apply for a Google Adsense publisher account
First make sure you have a few pages of content on your site, or that the articles on your site (or articles on a writing site that shares its Adsense revenue with you) are getting quite a few visitors each day – perhaps 50 visitors a day.
Applying for the Google Adsense account
Make sure you don’t make any mistakes with the application. Be sure of the URL you need to fill in, and use an email address that you use regularly. Be honest when filling in all fields of your application.
Next step if not already done
Do not be in such a hurry to get started using Google Adsense ads on your site (or on an online writing site) that you fail to first read and understand and abide by the Google Adsense program policies and rules. Google is strict. You risk having your account shut down and experiencing difficulty in trying to get it back if you make errors (that you are warned against making in their Adsense program policies.)
Making money from Google Adsense could be considered a business – especially if you are able to earn a healthy income from it. So treat it like a business: be professional, follow the rules, and work hard. Hard work pays off.