The best way to be paid by Google Adsense? Is EFT an obvious choice?

@liquorice (3901)
February 3, 2010 8:40am CST
For those who use Adsense, what is the best way to be paid? They are giving me the choice of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), Check (standard delivery) or Check (secured express delivery, $29 processing fee). To me it's a no-brainer, it looks as if the EFT is by far the superior choice as this goes straight into your bank account in your local currency. To be paid by check would be inconvenient because it would either take time (they say 2-3 weeks) if you go for standard delivery, or would cost money for the secured delivery. So what I want to know is am I missing something with the EFT? Are there any disadvantages to it, or anything else that I need to be aware of? Which choice did you make, and are you happy with it?
3 responses
@slovenc1 (2092)
• Slovenia
3 Feb 10
Are you shore you'll get paid? I reached my payment but than my account was deleted. they review your activity when you reach payment. In case you are shore you'll get paid or have been paid before tell me what's your site. I only had the check option but eft sounds good.
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@liquorice (3901)
3 Feb 10
Well I'm hoping I'll get paid! I haven't quite got to payout yet, but I was assuming that once I was there it would all work out... I didn't realise that they do a review before payment, but hopefully it will be fine. Did they give you any indication why your account was deleted? If not then is there maybe an address you can email them at to find out? Thanks for your comment.
@LaDeBoheme (1988)
• United States
3 Feb 10
Absolutely, I agree. EFT is a no-brainer. Check's going to end up in my account anyway, why wait for it? Pay for a secure delivery? Hahahahaha. Nothing's more secure than dropping that $$$ in my account directly and I'll keep the $29, thank you. If you haven't guessed, I use EFT and I'm good to go.
@liquorice (3901)
3 Feb 10
Thanks, nice answer, and I'm glad you agree. I was starting to wonder if I was going crazy thinking why would anyone not choose EFT, and wondering why they would even give us the cheque options.. I guess maybe if someone didn't have a bank account or if they lived in a country that didn't allow EFT..? It's good to hear from someone who uses EFT and that there doesn't appear to be any downside.. Thanks.
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@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Well, I have been earning and have been paid a couple of times. I have always chosen EFT as compared to bank transfer and other means. Its fast and convenient and of course secure. So I think you will be making a good choice if you chose EFT.