We track earnings on a calendar month basis and then pay out earnings on the 1st of the following month by Paypal or the 15th of the following month by check. For example, earnings on your January sales are paid by automatic Paypal on February 1st or by check mailed from our US-based office on February 15th. If you are in North America, please allow at least two weeks for delivery before inquiring about an undelivered check.
Even if you elect to be paid by check, the payment history dates shown on your Payment History page nevertheless shows a payment date of the 1st of the following month because this is when the earnings "leave" our database. Earnings for check payments are sent over to our accounts payable to be processed and mailed by the 15th. So the date will show the 1st, but the check does not hit the mail until the 15th.
If you have selected to be paid automatically via Paypal and your total accrued earnings at the end of a month are less than the minimum payment amount you selected, then your earnings accrue forward to the next month.
If you have selected to be paid by check and your total accrued earnings at the end of a month are less than $100, then we accrue your earnings forward to the next month instead of processing a check.