Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Banking Google Dollars - Redux

as I was saying...

A while back (January of this year in fact) I decided to put Google ads on my blog.  I am a regular reader of a couple of blogs that have Google ads and I figured, why not?  We'll see where this goes...

I think Nick's Gypsy Journal
 and Howard's RV-Dreams Journal

do the ad thing well and I hardly notice it when I am reading their posts.

I tweak around with some things on the Roadrunner Chronicles in an effort to learn and try to learn new things.  I logged on to Google Accounts, clicked on 'AdSense' and set up an account.

Then I watched from month to month as my account grew in small increments.

Some months were better than others but once I hit the magic $100.00 mark, Google Inc, was supposed to send me a check.  Earlier I tried to set up direct deposit but I couldn't get it done right, so I opted for the 'check in the mail'.

We get our mail sent to us periodically from Alternative Resources in South Dakota.  We took delivery a couple of days ago and to our surprise and delight ~ we had a check from Google for $100.58!

Our next challenge was how to deposit this since we no longer have a local bank.  I remembered seeing Adam deposit his checks using his iPhone.  Our bank - USAA - has an iPhone app.  On the back, I signed it, wrote: FOR DEPOSIT ONLY; and listed my account number.
Then,  using my new iPhone, I took a picture of the front and the back of the check, and entered the amount: $100.58 when prompted by the iPhone.
The screen indicated the amount was deposited in my USAA checking account.  I verified it by logging on and sure enough ~ it was deposited.  Sure enough ~ there it was!

Needless to say, I was pretty excited about getting and being able to deposit Google dollars!

Next time you read someone's blog and they have some ads, you might want click on a few and who knows, before too long ~ they may be getting a $100 in the mail!  For the hundreds of you that did that for us --- Thank you!!

And thank you for joining us today (on the second edition) of the Roadrunner Chronicles!  And thanks to Mary Ann, Mac, George, Kimberly/Jerry, Rick and Rod for leaving comments on my first attempt today...

Merry Christmas to all!


  1. That's great! I had Adsense on my blog for a while and I think all I got was .01 so I canceled it.

  2. I put ads on my blog several months ago... and in a few years I might get a check too. ~grin~ I do click on ads of interest when reading blogs.

  3. 100 bucks? Wow, that's not bad for not doing much! It sounds like all of your followers are paying off. :) Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. wow $100 that is pretty darn good for doing basically nothing! money and what a way to deposit it!!..never knew you could do that..I really need to get an Iphone!!

  5. Nothing like unexpected cash at Christmas!

  6. Good and interesting post Randy. I hope AdSense continues to work out for you. Merry Christmas to you and Pam and family!

  7. Thanks Randy! I did not know that this was possible. I'm sorry you had to do this twice. This information is very much appreciated.

  8. Congrats on your $100. You might want to advise your readers to only click on ads of interest - I have had two blogger friends who lost the ability to keep Google Ads on their blogs because people thought they were being helpful and clicked, clicked, clicked too much.

    Gotta go check my iPhone to see if I can make deposits to my bank - sure hope so!

  9. How nice is that? Google ads can be profitable and you are living proof that it works. Well done. I will click on those ads from time to time.

    Merry Christmas