Google Cloud billing tutorials: Because surprises are for home makeover shows, not your wallet

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Billing should be boring!

Perhaps you’re more into spontaneity than I, but even people who like surprises don’t enjoy a surprise bill. Bills are best when they’re boring-that is, you know exactly how much you’re going to pay. Fortunately, Google Cloud can help you prevent surprises using documentation on billing, including how-to guides, concepts, and of course, support.

These resources show you how to calculate costs, develop a budget, and understand the components of your bills. Since you view your budget in the Google Cloud Console, wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily apply how-to steps in the Google Cloud Console? Well now you can! Thanks to walkthroughs right in the Google Cloud Console, you can complete billing tasks while getting step by step guidance in the same window.

There tutorials are great because:

  • The tutorials include links and highlights, making it easy to find the screens and buttons you’re looking for

  • You can view the instructions and the console at the same time. No more playing the tab game!

  • You can run code from Cloud Shell, so you don’t need a separate window for an IDE

  • You can use the demo data provided to try things out, or you can apply the steps to your existing projects using data that suits your app’s needs

Let’s take a look at some billing-related walkthroughs.

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