Finally on 21st July 2011, I have received my first Google Adsense payment via Western Union Quick Cash. Actually it was my second payment issued by Google Adsense. First payment was issued by check a few months ago. However I couldn't cash that check because Payee Name was not correct in that. Google Adsense suggested me to close my Adsense account and apply for a new one. I did the same way and Google Adsense sent my balance amount with wrong payee name. That check is still with me & it is more than 6 months old now. So I don’t expect I could cash it anymore.
Later on I created another account and it was approved hardly, this time I submitted correct Payee Name as per my local documents and also changed payment method from “Check” to “Western Union Quick Cash”
When my Google Adsense income reached 10 SU $, Google Adsense sent me a Pin via my postal address. That reached to me within 2, 3 weeks then I added that PIN into my account. That verified my physical existence to Google Adsense people. After that upon reaching 100 US $ balance finally I found that my payment was sent on 25th of the month.
As per my selection this time Payment was sent via Wester Union Quick Cash. I visited Western Union website and try to locate my payment with MTCN and sender name but website has give me following error.
That was little surprising, however when I selected the country “Ireland” from Western Union website, no error received. I discovered that my payment is ready to pickup. In Saudi Arabia “Enjaz Bank” has some kind of affiliation with WU. So I went there and asked from the clerk about my Adsense payment, he asked me to fill a form and go to Teller to collect my payment. It took me about an hour there and I received the payment from Western Union.
The conversion rate applied from US $ to Saudi Riyal is 3.735398, while market rate was 3.75 SR = 1 US $. That is not a big difference and after calculating the difference of final amount I found that I have lost only 2 Saudi Riyals because of this conversion rate difference. It is not a big deal. So it was a great day. I must say Thanks to Google Adsense and thanks to Western Union.