Getting paid

What's the difference between earnings and payments?

Earnings are the revenue that you accrue through your participation in AdSense. Your earnings will go through several stages during the payment timeline:

  • Estimated earnings - earnings accrued throughout the month. Appears in your Home Overview and Performance reports.
  • Finalized earnings - total earnings with all invalid activity deducted. Appears in your Home Overview, Performance reports and Payment history.
  • Earnings - same as finalized earnings in your Payment history
  • Balance - total account balance of all finalized earnings, debits and credits

For detailed information regarding when you will receive a payment for your AdSense earnings, read about about our payment timelines.