My First Google Adsense Cheque… Finally!


My Tech Quest - My First Google Adsense Cheque

I have been waiting for so long time for this moment. Well, I’ve registered with Google Adsense one and half year ago and finally, I am holding my first Google Adsense Cheque. One and a half year is such a long time to break the USD 100 minimum payout figure. 

Many people say that making the first buckle of gold or one million one hundred is hardest of all. Well, that’s true for me and many people. I started serving Google Adsense ads on my first blogspot blog on mid last year. A few months later, my Google Adsense account nearly got banned because of clicks fraud. I was lucky that time. Google just warned me and stopped ads serving on my blog. Well, I’ve learnt my lesson.

Later, I abandoned my blog for good. But it didn’t take me long to start a new blog. This time it was just a personal blog and I wanted to forget all about money making online. I thought I can forget about it but I couldn’t. So I continued serving Google ads on my blog. Later, I switched niche from a personal blog to technology blog and named it as Steve’s Tech Blog. On March 24 this year, I have successfully migrated my blog from Blogspot to WordPress platform. My blog get a new name, My Tech Quest.

I never look back after switching to WordPress although at first, I have difficulty to learn blogging with WordPress. Sorry to blogspot users, I have to admit that WordPress is a better (and the best) blogging tool. Over 90% of the amount from my first Google Adsense cheque was made through this blog. So, that is a short story of my blogging and making money online journey so far. For my second cashout which will be very soon, I am going to use Western Union.

Q : So how long did it take you to receive your first Google Adsense cheque?

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with ten years blogging experience under his belt. He is the founder of or just MTQ.
  • Congratulations for the google adsense cheque. Hope you get more sooner than first time.

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  • Nihar > Ya, one and a half year is pretty long time. The second one will come much sooner than the first.

  • Transcontinental

    Congratulations, and I bet it’s more for the victory it means than for the money itself. I like the way you describe the story, made me sort of “feel” it actually. No Adsense here, I’m a plain traveller, no home-blog !
    Good luck, and do it ! I know you are, since this is a nice, interesting place… hum, blog ! – Cheers, and a Merry Christmas to you and to all!

  • Grats man. For me I took 2 yrs plus to get my first cheque. 🙂

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  • Transcontinental > Thanks, merry christmas to you.

    kriscell > To break the first hundred figure is quite hard. I hope your second cheque comes sooner than the first. Good luck and merry christmas. 🙂

  • Congrats buddy. I received my first cheque after 7-8 months of blogging.

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  • i wish you get cheque in every month

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  • Congrats Steve !! It’s really a nice feeling! I am still waiting to go past $50, almost 4 months now !

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  • You are such a very hard fighter. Let’s Keep fighting Guy…… You have a very nice blog. I still use blogspot with its domain extension too. I am waiting for the first check arrival. It is said that my check has been issued. I have to wait almost a year to reach $100 threshold. We are in the same boat. Hopefully we will receive the second check sooner than the first….

  • Madhur Kapoor > Thanks. You are a lot faster than me. I am envy with you every time I read your monthly traffic and earning reports.

    Litto > Thanks! 🙂 I hope I can hit over hundred dollar every month.

    Raju > I hope you will hit hundred dollar payout soon. 🙂 Good luck!

    Penggrong > Together we fighting to earn more and more from Google Adsense. Congrats for breaking the minimum payout figure. Don’t forget to publish your first Google cheque on your blog. 🙂

  • Congratulations!
    I just broke the $1 mark after about a month. I told my wife that at this rate, we should be able to make the next house payment sometime in late 2059.
    Good luck with your new venture.

  • theBandwidthhog > I earned the same as you when I first use adsense. Don’t worry, the earning will increase with time provided that you apply SEO tips, write more useful content to draw more traffic especially organic traffic from search engine. If you are serious to monetize your blog, you should bring your blog to the next level. Get yourself a domain name and self hosted blog. Best of luck to you! 🙂

  • Congrats! first timer here. Btw, it took 6 months to get my first cheque. You’re right, the first time is the hardest to come.

  • Zaki blogjer > You broke the minimum payout in 6 months. Congrats to you! 😀 The first cheque was definitely very hard for me. Now, I am happy to receive my adsense earnings almost every months.

  • Thanks for the boost of confidence Steve. I’m finding that my blog is slowly changing as I “find my voice”. Early on I was just posting about things I thought were funny on the Internet. But I’m finding that it’s slowly migrating toward trying to be more helpful. I’m also starting to consider a domain name and self hosted blog.

    Thanks again for the input, and congratulations to those that are now receiving their checks! That is exciting 😉

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  • hay man congratulation hope for you more success
    best wishes

  • congratulations frnd 🙂 the main thing is dat u dint lose hope. that is great. i hope i’ll have my first google cheque very soon 🙂

    • Thanks. I hope you will get your first ever cheque from google really really soon. Good Luck! 🙂

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  • i think it takes a year for me to go to that figure ,now my vists are 50-60/per day and 200-250 views/day.
    but i am getting pennies from google. i hope i will reach a good figure soon
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