How To Add Payment Method To Google Ads Account

20 December 2023
How To Add Payment Method To Google Ads Account

A Guide to Adding Payment Details

Google Ads is one of the most prominent and widely used online advertising platforms, providing businesses with a powerful way to showcase their products and services to potential customers across the globe. One of the fundamental steps to start advertising with Google Ads is setting up your payment details.

Adding payment details to your Google Ads account is crucial, as it enables you to allocate a budget for your advertising campaigns, track expenditures, and ensure a seamless and uninterrupted ad presence on the world's most popular search engine. 

In this step-by-step guide, we will cover everything you need to know, from signing in to your Google Ads account to selecting the right payment method, verifying your payment details, and understanding billing thresholds if you choose manual payments.

Step 1: Go to If you already have a Google Ads account, click on “Sign in” and choose the one you need and go straight to Step 7.

If you don't have an account, click on "New Google Ads Account" button.

Step 2: The following screen is an inital setup of your business where Facebook offers you to create your first advertising campaign. While you can do it and start creating your first ad campaign right away, we recommend not to because we are only looking to add a payment method at this point. So, click on "Skip campaign creation" button down below.

Step 3: On this screen all you need to do is enter your business name and your website. However, it is optional and you can always add that information to your account later. Once you are done, click "Next".

Step 4: This page requires you to confirm your account settings such as Billing Country, Time Zone and Currency.

Step 5: This is the final page where you confirm all the information you provided. Double check everything and click "Submit".

Congratulations! You've just created your first Google Ads Account. Click on "Explore your account".

Step 6: Navigate to the menu on the left and click on "Billing". As this is the first time you setup the Billing, you should see nothing but "Billing setup". Click on it and refresh the page (press F5 on the keyboard).

Step 7: After refreshing the page you should see the menu as shown on the screenshot. Go to "Payment methods" and click on "Add payment method".

Step 8: Enter your card credentials information and click "Save".

Step 9: If you want to use the newly added card as your primary or a backup method, then navigate to your card and click on the dropdown menu that says “Other” and choose the option you need.

Congratulations! You've successfully navigated the process of adding payment details to your Google Ads account. You're now well-prepared to begin your digital advertising journey.