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How much time does it take you to get paid? see mine.

If you are outside the US it might take you two months or more...


Javier Mendez

1:06 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just wanted to share a little bit of how adsense works for people outside the US...

For example, I generate clicks from Jan 1st to Jan 31st.

I get my earnings reviewed by Google during the first week of Feb.

Now, after the 15th the checks are sent, it takes between 2 to 3 weeks for the checks to arrive to our "virtual office" in Miami.

We are talking that my company received the check in the States, at the beginning of March.

From there, the check is sent to Costa Rica and it takes around 7-10 days to be available here.

So, now it is March 8th and I finally have the check in my hands, I go to bank to deposit.

The Bank takes 12 business days to clear the check, this is around 2.5weeks...

Finally around the end of March (30th-31st) the money is in our account to be used...

How about that?

- I'm not really complaining or anything, just sharing as an FYI...
- We don't send the checks directly to CR using the CR Postal Office because is not really secure...
- Good thing is that after the first check is cleared, the second one is just one month away... We enter the 30 day cycle...



1:14 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What about having someone from your "virtual office" in Miami set up a checking account in the US (or any of the 20 supported countries [google.com]), use EFT as your payment option, and then wire the money home with online banking?

If it works out well, congratulate yourself by watching Scarface and dancing to the Tony-Montagna-is-making-bundles-of-money montage [youtube.com]. "The LIMITTTT!"

Sorry, I pulled an all-nighter yesterday.


2:41 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I hate checks. People can steal them, it takes ages for them to arrive, and even if you are lucky the bl@@dy bank takes a huge commission. EFT is cheaper and faster.


2:55 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google is expanding and openning new offices in all countries which they have enough partners, and see enough potential in order to own a local bank account, thus, enable EFT in your currency.

Hope they come there soon too. It's really relieving.


3:09 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm from a small country in Asia, but I usually get my check (or "cheque") on the 28th of every month, plus or minus one day. Apparently, Google sends out the checks from a bank in my country.

And my check is cleared in 24 hours! And banks here don't charge any fees for clearing checks. No EFT for my country yet, but I'm still happy!


3:34 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hell here in Serbia it takes around 6 weeks to clear the check! So consider yourself lucky!


3:35 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I'm from a small country in Asia

But your country is one of the most modern countries in the world!
Expect checks, cheques or even czechs in many other countries to travel long enough for you to grow a beard.

Javier Mendez

7:57 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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When the right amount of money comes, I will definitely open an US bank account. It is needed not only for Adsense but all the outsourcing work we do from here...

I got to see if there are TAX implications on this...


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