Creating an AdWords Account

This document will outline how to create an AdWords account and add a payment method to it. If you already have an AdWords account with a valid payment method which you would like to use, you can skip this step.

How to Create an AdWords Account

To create a Google AdWords account go to and click  start now.
You will then see a screen as pictured below. Click “Skip the guided setup”. The guided setup includes things that we don’t need to do to get shopping campaigns up and running. how to create an adwords account
You will then see a screen similar to the below. Enter the email address for the Google account we created earlier.

You will also need to set the country, timezone and currency of the account. Be careful to select these correctly, as they cannot be changed after account creation: adwords signup: enter email, country, timezone, currency. Once you have entered these details you will receive a verification email from Google. Click the link in this email to confirm your email address and verify the account. Lastly, you need to setup billing on the account. Click on the cog icon, then Billing & payments. Adwords account page - "billing and payments" highlightedYou will then be prompted to put in billing details for the account and a credit card as a payment method:
Country – Select the country in which your billing address is located.

Name and Address – The name and billing address for your business
Credit Card – Details of the credit card which will be used to pay for AdWords

You now have an AdWords account and are ready to set up and run Shopping campaigns!