Last night, I went to sleep after writing the previous mellowed post. I dreamt I squashed a cockcroach, flatten it and pull off all of it’s limbs. It left a bad smell in my hands but I disinfect my palms with Follow-Me handwash liquid in tropical lime. Ahhh..nice smell again.
Nope, the above is not a metaphor. I am just writing about my dream, wokay? Dream, wokay?
Now, Samm asked about my Google cheque. I managed to grab it before my atm banked it in. I was in the car, rain was pelting down outside and I told him, please, please, please, let me have it for a photo first before you put it in the bank.
He said, “Siao ah, raining like that you want me to run from the boot (where the cheque was) to the front (where I was) and from the car to the bank, over a picture of a cheque?”
I manja-ed, “Please la…..my blogger friends want to see mah. Give motivation to them. Who knows, one day I become Martha Stewart liao, and I come out in Fortune 500? This first Google Adsense cheque will go down in history.”
Wow, with the gloomy sky over Penang, my imaginations run wild. A light shone…..
‘MULTI-BILLIONAIRE TYCOON, OWNER OF CHANLILIAN.NET EMPIRE, STARTED ON A HUMBLE BEGINNING. A USD100++ GOOGLE ADSENSE INCOME.”
So, after taking the above picture, I realised……People may say, “Aiyah…she took the photo from the net wan lah. Her rubbish blog like that where can earn Google Adsense wan?”
In order to authenticate the photo, I took it against my thighs. But who can recognise my thighs wor. So, I ask my toddler to help me.
Now, don’t get too excited with a USD100 cheque. The bad news is : The bank charges in Citibank New York is going to cost you USD20. The local bank is going to charge another portion, around RM20 and above. So, I have only about USD100 left. About RM370. And God knows when the cheque will be cleared. No wonder my atm sniggers and shake heads with my excitement.
As of now, I can’t decide whether to :
a) Hold the cheque of subsequent payment due, accumulate a bigger amount before I take the cheque;
b) Pay the bank charges (of every UD100++ above) rather than risk getting banned (touch wood!) and lost all my Adsense.
If you have Adsense on your site, try the Firefox extension from mincus code. This way, you can track if there is sudden increase of (fraudulent) clicks. Your income, CTR, CPM will appear on the left corner of your Firefox browser, updated every 20 minutes (you can select the settings).
I shall wish for a better payment system for us Malaysians in future. Someone suggested to me that we (Malaysian Adsense publishers) collectively write to Google and ask them to pay us by TT or whatever payment method that involves less bank charges. I told him if I write, Google’s staff will die of laughter because this little ant is asking for a whole cake. Maybe Paul or LiewCF or Kah Soon should do so?