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Change automatic payments to manual payments

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I am a newbie...I see that my adwords is set to automatically withdraw payments and I don't want it to do that. I would like to manually prepay so I don't get myself in trouble but when I try to change it I get "an error has occurred" 

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Hello and welcome:

 

I don't think you can switch between payment methods. (From post payment to pre-payment and vice versa.) If you want to do that, you'll have to close the account and open a new one.

However, BEFORE you do that, please note that most advertisers use "automatic payment". In the long run, this is a more convenient method of payment. If you want to limit your budget, do it by setting a limit of the campaign budget . You will NOT be charged a single dollar above your monthly budget.

 

Read more:

Can I switch my payment option after setting up my account?

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=34103

 

Set a budget for your campaign

 

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2375420

 

 

 

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I have made my daily budget $5 just to start and learn but I don't see anywhere to set a monthly or a campaign budget so what's going to stop adwords from just automatically charging me

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Hello again;

 

"With AdWords, you choose a daily budget for each campaign based on your advertising goals and the general amount you're comfortable spending each day. If you're used to working with a monthly advertising budget, you can find your daily budget by dividing your monthly budget by 30.4 – the average number of days per month."

 

http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2375420

 

[Edited]: here is a better reference that explains:

 

Monthly charging limit

 

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I understand about the daily/monthly budget but since payments are set to automatic won't google just keep pulling money out to keep it going? Do I need to manually kill the ad when it reaches what I want to spend? For instance, say I have $200 in my adwords account and I want it to stop running the ad when it uses it all up, when it reaches the limit isn't it just going to automatically draw out more money? How do I set a stop at a predefined amount? Thanks

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Yes;

You'll have to stop / pause the campaign, either manually, or by setting an end date.

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Hi,

 

To ensure that you don't spend more than $200 (is that on a daily basis?) you can try using automated rules that will pause the campaigns the moment you cross the budget.

 

Hope this helps.

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yeah an option for manual payments would prevent Googles rampant greed...stop stealing from people

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Hi jpixels,

 

Your message was removed by the Community Manager as per the Community Posting Guidelines.

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Hi Nikhil,

 

Where can I find the automated rules in Adowrds to stop the campaign?