How to activate Google Cloud account

How to activate Google Cloud account

How To Activate Your Google Cloud Account

Anyone with a Google account can sign up for Google Cloud.
In order to fully have access to Google Cloud services and API, you will need to activate your Google Cloud account.

This short guide shows you how to activate your Google Cloud account.

How To Activate Your Google Cloud Account

Step 1: Go to Google Cloud console. If this is your first time, you’ll be asked to accept the terms. Agree and continue.

Step 2: On the console dashboard, your menus will be on the left. Clicking on the three horizontal icons(ie hamburger icon on the top left) corner hides and displays the menu panel respectively.

Google Cloud Platform dashboard

Google Cloud Platform dashboard

Step 3: Click on Select a project(at the top). If you can’t see this, make sure you’ve clicked ‘Home‘ at the top left of the menu panel.

Step 4:* A create-project menu pop-up appears. On the top right corner, click NEW PROJECT.* Enter a project name of your choice. Click CREATE** and wait for project to be ready.

Enter Google Cloud project name

Enter Google Cloud project name

Step 5:* In order to use the FREE resources available, you have to activate the project you just created. Click ACTIVATE at the top right corner. Accept the terms and click CONTINUE***.

Step 6:* Enter your payment details. Do Not Worry!  You will not be charged as evidenced by the message on the right panel. It’s only for verification.
Google says:
“We ask you for your credit card details to make sure that you are not a robot.  You won’t be charged unless you manually upgrade to a paid account.”***

Done! Your Account is activated.
You should see a dashboard looking similar to this.

Google Cloud active dashboard

Google Cloud active dashboard

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  4. How To Start Your Own Blog Without Coding
  5. How To Host Website On Google Cloud For FREE
  6. How To Serve Images From Google Cloud

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