This website pays for itself (eventually)
We’ll send your check or EFT payment within approximately 30 days of the end of the month in which your account balance reaches US$100, unless a payment hold exists or unless otherwise agreed to in writing (including electronic mail).
For example, if you earn $40 in January and $70 in February, we’ll send payment to you by the end of March.
If your account balance is less than US$100 at the end of the month, we’ll roll your earnings over to the following month, until the payment threshold is reached. Balances include the combined earnings of AdSense for content, AdSense for search and referrals. You can review the Life of a Payment diagram below for a more complete picture of the payment cycle.
I finally broke the elusive $100 mark and am finally eligible to get paid for my Google Adsense earnings. As of today, I have generated $100.80 in earnings. Adsense doesn’t payout until your earnings reach $100. And then you still have to wait until the end of that month before they total your account. And then it won’t actually be paid out until the 5th of the following month. On the plus side, I could earn even more by the time the month ends so my payment would be higher than it is right now.
Now you may be tempted to “help” me by clicking on the links on my site – don’t! Google Adsense Policy strictly prohibits me from encouraging clicks. Understand that advertisers pay for the ads that are clicked on, and artificially raising my click-through count is essentially theft. If you are genuinely interested in an ad, feel free to follow the link but don’t try to boost my earnings with bogus clicks – I’ve already been warned once.
Please note that clicking on your own ads for any reason is prohibited, to avoid potential inflation of advertiser costs. All clicks must be generated as the result of a user clicking on the ads. We therefore require that Web pages do not include incentives of any kind for users to click on ads. This includes encouraging users to click on the ads or to visit the advertisers’ sites as well as labeling the ads with text other than “sponsored links” or “advertisements.”
If you really want to help me, then use this link to shop at amazon.com. I earn 4% (or more) in referral fees every time you make a purchase. You can also visit The Company Store for more amazon goodness.