Linking AdSense to PayPal: Beginner’s Guide (2021)

In this blog post, I'll teach you everything you need to know about how to link AdSense to PayPal and having your ads commission paid out.

Linking AdSense to PayPal: Beginner’s Guide (2021)
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Everyone loves payday. If you leveraged the traffic you get on your website and decided to make extra income with Google AdSense, then you made a smart move. Kudos! But Google's limited payment options can seem frustrating.

PayPal offers a seamless method for withdrawal wherever you are, and the best part is that you get to save in any currency of your choice. This is an exceptionally important thing for people who do not want to save in their local currencies. But how do you link your Google AdSense to your PayPal account? I'll show you how.

You should know that the payment options available for Google AdSense withdrawal are Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), EFT via Single Euro, Payments Area (SEPA), Rapida, and Wire Transfer. To choose a payment option, you will have to set up your preferred payment option on Google AdSense. Here is how to do it.

  • First, you have to sign in to your AdSense account.
  • Then tap Payments.
  • Tap Manage payment methods.
  • Then tap the Add payment method option.
  • In the "Add a payment method" section, enter your bank account information.
  • Tap the Set as the primary payment method checkbox, If you want this to be your primary form of payment.
  • Tap Save.

It is important to note that according to Google AdSense policies, you can not make a withdrawal from your account when your balance is lower than $100. You only process your payment when your Google AdSense earnings reach a certain threshold, usually above $100, but you can always reset your threshold, here's how.

  • Tap on the payment section on the navigation panel,
  • Then tap manage settings,
  • Tap on the payment schedule
  • Enter your new payment threshold value which should be above $100 and tap Save.

You may decide to temporarily hold your payments if you do not want to be paid monthly, but you cannot modify your payment schedule on Google AdSense.

I must emphasize that Google AdSense does not support PayPal as an option for payment. However, you can link your Google AdSense account with an online payment method that Google accepts, then withdraw to PayPal from there. So instead of your local bank account, you can set up a virtual account multi-currency account.

To process an AdSense payment, you will need a local bank account or a multi-currency account if that is your preferred payment method. If your earnings reach a certain threshold, you will be paid by the beginning of the following month; however, if your earnings do not reach the threshold, it is still your money and will be available to you; it will simply be rolled over to the following month until it reaches the threshold.

You have the option of increasing your payment threshold if your earnings exceed the default threshold and you would rather wait for it to accrue to a larger amount. When you have funds greater than the default threshold, you can process payment before the beginning of the normal payment date (usually the 21st and 26th of the month).

Unfortunately, PayPal is not an option for withdrawal on Google AdSense, but you can connect your Google AdSense with another multi-currency account to avoid poor exchange rates. The multi-currency account can serve as your local account since it generates account details based on your location.

To connect AdSense to your multi-currency account like TransferWise or Payoneer, you should log into your Payoneer after you must have registered,

  • Tap on the global payment service.
  • Select the country service where your AdSense account was approved from.

This process automatically sets your pioneer account location to your country, and from there you can log into your Google AdSense account and enter your Payoneer account details as your new account. Brilliant right?

After you have successfully set up your pioneer as your payment option, it is now time to wait for payday. This time around in your desired currency!

If you would still rather be paid to your PayPal account, all you have to do is to link your PayPal to your Payoneer and you can receive or send money from your PayPal.

How Does AdSense Work?

If you are yet to start monetizing the traffic on your website through Google AdSense, I will show you why and how you should. You can turn your website into a cash cow and be rewarded for what you love to do. It is that simple.

Your website will serve as an advertising billboard for visitors. You're paid for allowing Google to show such ads, in turn. Payments are based upon your website clicks or impressions.

For you to start earning through AdSense, all you have to do is create an AdSense account and insert some codes on the pages of your website, and voila! It's money-making time. Google AdSense is a very popular advertising service, but there are more you can select from and be paid for hosting ads on your site. Some of them are:

Alternatives to Google Adsense

Amazon Native Shopping Ads

Amazon's affiliate program is another way to monetize your website or blog, It is quite similar to AdSense. With Amazon Native Shopping Ads, the product displayed on your page is relevant to your website, it does this by determining the keyword and site content, with relevant ads on your page, you are certain If more clicks and more commissions.

Another plus with this advertising program is that you get paid whenever a user from your site purchases through your link, that's more money for you.

Media.net

This is another advertising network That is run by Yahoo and Bing. It is a contextual network that pays publishers to advertise on their website just like AdSense.

Adversal

You can also monetize your website with Adversal, however, for you to be eligible for this advertising platform, your site must have its own domain and have at least 50,000 page views per month.

Sovrn//commerce

This allows you to earn extra income from clicks but you can also earn more through commissions generated from sales. The platform gives you insights and shows you which advertiser makes you more money to help you optimize your earnings.

This advertising platform delivers brand messages to engaged users on your website. It does this by determining the relevance of your website to an advert through an algorithm that helps them deliver the relevant ads.

Some other advertising platforms you can consider are; BuySellAds, AdclickMedia, Bidvertiser, and Adblock among many others to choose from.

How Much Does AdSense Pay?

Google AdSense pays you per click or per impression, what this means is that whenever a user clicks that advert from your website, you get paid, depending on the advertisement. You also get paid if a user watches a video.

You can make from $0.20 to $15 per click, depending on the competition, now imagine you have traffic as high as 10,000 daily and 5,000 users engage those ads, that is a whopping $1000 If you are paid $0.20 per click, and remember it could be more! You will also be paid based on impressions, too.

Google AdWords is used to display ads on your website. Advertisers who promote their products or services using Pay per click (PPC) campaigns pay Google a fee when someone clicks on their ads. Google retains a percentage of this money (around 40%) and the remaining money (60%) is paid to the publisher.

There are many factors to determine the amount that PPC advertisers pay for each click, including competition. The higher the advertising demand for a particular keyword, the higher the costs per click, and the higher the publisher's earnings.

So, if your website topics are based on popular and high competition keywords, it is more likely to make more from AdSense rather than having a website with general content that people like to read but not searching for it in Google.

This is also why websites that concentrate on a specific niche (and have a lot of traffic and content) tend to do better in AdSense in respect to revenue than websites that discuss just about anything. Take, for example, a health and wellness website; the advertising aimed at that site would be health-related advertisements, and since almost every visitor to the site is interested in health, they are more likely to click on the ad.

How Long Does It Take to Receive Your AdSense Earnings?

As I previously mentioned, you must have earned a certain amount before you are paid. The minimum withdrawal amount is $100; however, you should be aware that withdrawals are not always immediate. After the payment process has started, it may take up to 4-10 days for the funds to arrive in your bank account via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). This holds for local bank transfers as well as your Payoneer account. You have 60 days to withdraw your money if you prefer to be paid by Western Union.