How To Add Payment Method To Google Cloud Console

20 December 2023
How To Add Payment Method To Google Cloud Console

Welcome to our guide on adding a payment method to your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account. Google Cloud offers a wide range of powerful cloud computing services, and to make the most of them, you need a valid and secure payment method on your GCP billing account.

In this step-by-step guide we will walk you through the process from accessing the Google Cloud Console to entering your payment details and ensuring a smooth setup.

Step 1: First of all, go to

You should see a welcoming page where you need to click on "Go to console".

Step 2: In case you’ve never used Google Cloud Platform before, you will see a welcoming window where you can choose the account on which you want to use GCP. Choose an account, agree to Terms of Service and click on “Agree and Continue”.

Step 3: The next page requires you to verify your payment information which includes your personal details and payment method. You can add a payment method on this page and you will also be able to add another payment method later. In this guide we will show you how to navigate the console and add other payment methods.

Once you enter all the information required, click "Start free".

Step 4: Now the next screen is the console itself. This is where you get access all the necessary tools to control your projects. If you have multiple projects to work with, then go to the top left side of the page and find "My project". In our case we already have a couple of projects created that's why we have them numbered. Don't let it confuse you, just go to "My project" and click on "New project" as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 5: Once you create your first project, navigate to the drop-down menu on the left right next to the Google Cloud logo, click on it and go to "Billing".

Step 6: The following page is where you set up your billing. Since this is your first time setting it up, you should the screen saying that you don't have any billing accounts on your project. Click on "Link a Billing Account".

Step 7: Click on "Create Account".

The screenshot below may differ from what you will see because we've already set up one billing account as you can see. If that's the case, don't panic and just find the button that says "Create Account".

Step 8: On the next page you can enter the name for you billing account and choose your country. Click "Continue" when you are done.

Step 9: The following screen is where you finalize the process of setting up your billing profile. Double check all the information given there and if everything is right, click "Submit and Enable Billing".

Step 10: Once you submit your billing information, you should see your Billing page which contains everything related to the financial side of your project. Proceed to "Payment method" in the menu on the left.

Step 11: Now here is where all your payment methods are stored. You are most likely to already have one payment method set up as it is required to continue working with the platform. On this page you add another payment method. Click on the corresponding button as shown in the screenshot.

Step 12: Enter your credentials information and click "Save".

Congratulations! Now you know how to add other payment methods to your Google Cloud Platform.