Western Union Google Adsense Payment

*For Malaysians

I have recently closed my Google Adsense account so that I can open a new account (due to personal reason).

I have earned less than $100 but Google said that they will pay out whatever I have earned within 90 days.

After waiting for some time and no news from Google, I sent them an email asking about the payment and they replied that the payment is already processed.

They gave me the MCTN (Money Control Transfer Number) and asked me to get the cash from any Western Union agent.

I went to the local CIMB but unfortunately, the bank is under renovation, so it is not operating.

None other banks nearby offer Western Union service but there is a post office, which bears the Western Union logo.

So, without waiting any further, I went to the post office and asked about the Quick Cash service.

Yes, they do have Quick Cash service.

What you need to know?

1. Please photocopy your IC (one copy).

2. Write down your MCTN and Google’s information, if you can’t print out the info. You will need to write these information in the form. MCTN is the most important so don’t write wrongly.

I filled in the form, took a number and waited for my turn.

When it was my turn to go to the counter, I passed the form, waited for a while, and then the lady said,

“Our system is offline right now. Please wait for a while.”

I had been so excited about getting the money and this really turned me off. Nevertheless, I waited, patiently.

After 10 minutes, she called and gave me the money. It wasn’t much but it was enough to make me happy.

Overall, Adsense payment through Western Union is indeed a better choice.

Triond As A Source of Passive Income

Months ago, I have been wondering if Triond is really going to pay the writers who contributed on the site.

After all, who would want to give out money to people who simply post articles on the site”s many different mini blogs?

However, this month, 15th April, I got a surprise from Triond (or Stanza Ltd).

I got a payment of $0.78 to my PayPal.


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Haha, I am rather happy actually to see even just a mere $0.78 from Triond, because the payment proves that Triond really pays their contributors a royalty from the ads shown on the pages of the articles.

Now, I am going to write even more articles on Triond to earn a lifetime royalty, if possible.

It proves that there are many ways to get passive income and Triond offers the best way because you get to build your own portfolio as well (remember they care about the quality) so make sure you strut your best stuff on Triond and get rewarded with their royalty payment.

Register at Triond.

Learn more about how Triond works.

Triond Blog.

My Triond profile.

How Do You Keep Track of Time

Time is the essence of life.

Time is also money (or gold).

So, when you work on a project, how do you time yourself?

Do you place a timing clock next to you while you work? Do you keep glancing at the clock on the taskbar of your PC or laptop?

What if you lose yourself in time?

Wouldn’t it be a problem seeing that you have no idea how many hours you have been working on the bloody project?

Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have tools to help you time your working hours so you can concentrate on your work?

Help yourself with these useful tools. They help you keep track of your hours so you can manage yourself better. These are designed to help freelancers to keep track of time.

  1. SlimTimer
  2. Tick
  3. Time Assistant
  4. Harvest
  5. FourteenDayz
  6. PunchyTime
  7. TimePost
  8. FunctionFox
  9. Work Log and Activity Timer
  10. Time Tracker

If you are looking for something simple like a stop watch, try these:

  1. Online Stopwatch
  2. Time Me

Paid timer:

Time Panic – with 30-day trial

Know a timer that is as good as these? Leave a comment!

Getting Paid For Your Work Through PayPal

Q: How do I get paid when I freelance in writing?

A: PayPal is the preferable way to get paid. However, if you use paid freelancing sites, you will receive payment through Escrow and then you can withdraw to your PayPal account or any other accounts depending on the sites.

I recommend PayPal because it is easier to bill your client. There is an invoice service and you can use this to send invoices to your clients and have them pay you through PayPal.

However, it also depends on your geographical area, whether PayPal is available. If it is not available, you will have to find other ways to receive money internationally. After all, you might be in India and your client is in USA.