Adsense Announces New Payment Method

But only for a few countries.

You can now get your AdSense payment through Western Union

You will get paid in cash. This sounds like a cool idea for a lot of other places, not just the countries announced. I wonder why they only make it available in the listed countries and not everywhere.

New Western Union payment method

We’re excited to tell you that we’re offering a new payment method for some countries. If you’re located in Argentina, Chile, China (Mainland), Colombia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, or Romania, you can now sign up for Western Union Quick Cash, a new form of payment that lets you receive your AdSense payments in cash using the worldwide Western Union money transfer service. Payments will be available for pickup at your local Western Union agent the day after they are issued, according to our normal payment schedule.

Inside AdSense: New Western Union payment method

This could help stop some of the problems I have heard about with AdSense checks.

The Adsense Check that bounced.

The Adsense Check cashed by someone other than the payee.

I believe that if you are relying on outside sources for your income, in almost all cases, you should have a backup plan.