How Often Does Google Adsense Pay?

Most new publishers who have added Google Adsense to their websites wonder how often they can expect to be paid by Google. The answer to this question depends on two factors – how much income your website generates through the Google Adsense program and whether or not this figure meets the minimum payment threshold.

The minimum payment threshold is the balance that Adsense requires you to have in your account before they issue payment. Everyone’s payment threshold is automatically set to $100US upon creating an account, and unfortunately, this amount cannot be reduced.

If like some publishers, your bank charges a large fee to convert US dollar checks into your home currency and you would like to wait until your earnings have reached a higher amount to help offset this charge, you can always apply a self-hold to your earnings. This will allow your earnings to keep building up in your account until you have chosen to lift the hold at a later date.

Because of the way the Google Adsense program is set up, publishers are not sent their payments immediately after reaching the payment threshold of $100US. Instead, any additional earnings will continue to add up until the end of the month. Payments are then sent out monthly to qualifying publishers, just before the end of the month following the account reaching the payment threshold.

To better illustrate this, we will look at a simple example. Any accounts reaching the payment threshold during the month of May are paid at the end of the following month, in this case, June. The particular date that Google issues their payments can change slightly each month, but payment almost always falls during the final week of the month.

Now, as you have probably realized, most new publishers using the Google Adsense program will not be able to accrue the $100US needed for payment within their first month. Not to worry, however, because any earnings that do not reach the payment threshold will continue to roll over month-by-month, for as long as it takes the account balance to qualify for payment.

Though payments are sent out monthly, in the month following the account reaching the payment threshold, delivery times will vary depending on the payment method you have chosen. Some forms of payment, like Electric Funds Transfer (EFT) will arrive more quickly, while other methods, like Standard Delivery Checks will take longer to arrive.

So, as you can see, there are numerous factors which will determine how often you will be paid by Google through their Google Adsense program. By knowing a little bit more about each of these factors, you will be better able to estimate just how often you, as an Adsense Publisher, will receive your payments.