How to Create a Google Ads Account


  • Desktop computer (PC, Mac, or Chromebook) – Important: This process won’t work as described on mobile devices.
  • Existing Google Account or a new email address

Note: Google frequently updates its interfaces. These instructions were accurate as of 2023. If you encounter differences or need assistance, please let us know.


  1. Visit the Google Ads website:
  2. Click “Start Now”.
  3. Sign in or create an account:
    • Use an existing Google Account.
    • Create a new account. Important: If you use Google Payments for anything else on this account, consider creating a new one (ideally
  4. Bypass campaign setup:
    • Click “Experienced with Google Ads?”
    • Select “Create an account without a campaign”
  5. Confirm time zone, then click “Submit”.
  6. Click “Explore Your Account”.

Adding Payment Information:

  1. Click “Tools” (upper-right corner).
  2. Select “Billing & Payments”.
  3. Enter billing details, agree to terms, then click “Submit”.
    • Note: Google Ads charges when you reach spending thresholds (usually $250 or $500). You won’t be billed until we create and you approve ads.
  4. Find your 10-digit account number (upper-right corner).

Granting Garrett Digital Access:

  1. Email your account number to
  2. Wait for an access request from Garrett Digital. This request will be sent to the email address used to create the Google Ads account.
  3. Check that email and click the link to grant Garrett Digital management access.