Making money online with Google adsense is not that easy as every bloggers says it is, there are so many hassles, challenges and difficulties in it but as they come, we face them defeat them and stand up tall to write our experience in the history book. Today, I am sharing with you how I verified my Adsense account with my Voter's card right here in Nigeria after I coudn't receive the Adsense verification PIN.
Many people has written quick and simple ways you can receive Google adsense verification pin and verify your account instantly but the truth is that your PIN can only reach you if you provided the right address where you want your pin to be delivered and you will get it depending on the region or distance your address is located. Here in Nigeria, it normally takes 4 to 5 weeks but if you live in places like Lagos, Port-Harcourt, Abuja or other big cities, it can take less than 5 weeks.
If you did not receive your PIN after Google might have sent it to you, you can request for re-issue right from your Adsense account. Google can reissue it for you for a maximum of three times.
So what happens if I still can’t receive my pin from Google after requesting the 3rd time?
If you have requested for reissue of pin for the third time and you still didn’t receive your pin, Google brings up another alternative to verify your account. You will be ask to send a digital picture of a government issued ID card, bank statement, utility or telephone bill, displaying your picture (for the ID card) full names and contact address.
If you are a Nigerian, you can successfully use your voter’s card to verify your account because that is what I used and it was accepted in less that 24hours. All I did was scan my voter’s card and sent it to them. You can also use your national ID card, Drivers license, PHCN bill etc I guess what they want to see is your picture on the ID card, full names, and contact address and off course federal republic of Nigeria written at the top of the document you are sending.
Note that all details in your account must correspond with the document you intend to send.
UPDATE: You can upload your drivers licence here.
You should be aware of the fact that Google can stop displaying ads on your blog if you do not verify it as soon as possible.
Written By Jide Ogunsanya on May 3, 2012
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