How to Create a Google Ads Account

  1. Go to from a desktop device, Mac, PC or Chromebook. This process doesn’t work as documented below on mobile devices.
  2. Click Start Now.
  3. Log in with your Google Account, or create a new one. This can use an existing email address and doesn’t need to be connected to a Gmail account.
  4. You’ll come to a screen that asks you to Choose your Advertising Goal. Click Experienced with Google Ads? in small text at the bottom. This option only appears on desktop devices, so be sure you’re on a desktop computer.
  5. You’ll come to a screen that asks you to Select a campaign type. Click Create an account without a campaign in small text at the bottom.
  6. Be sure your Time zone is correct, then click Submit.
  7. Click the Explore Your Account button.
  8. Next, we’ll add your credit card to the account, to enable Google Ads to be billed directly to your account. Google Ads are billed when you hit certain spending increments. To start off, most accounts are billed whenever you hit $250 or $500 in spending.
  9. Click Tools in the upper-right corner, then select Billing & Payments from the menu.
  10. Enter and/or verify your billing information, review the terms & conditions, then click Submit.
  11. Once finished, make note of your 10-digit account number on the upper-right corner of the screen.
  12. Send this account number to Garrett Digital. We will request access to manage your Google Ads account. This will create an email to the account you used to sign up for Google Ads.
  13. Log in to that email account and click the link in the email to allow Garret Digital to manage your Google Ads account.