To establish a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account, the following steps are necessary:

Step 1: Go to the GCP Homepage #

Navigate to the Google Cloud homepage.

Step 2: Click on 'Get Started for Free' #

To begin the registration process, select 'Get Started for Free'. This option is usually situated in the top right-hand corner of the homepage.

Step 3: Log in or Create a Google Account #

If you already possess a Google Account, go ahead and log in. If you do not have one, you will need to create one.

Step 4: Accept Terms and Conditions #

Once logged in, you will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions. Please read through these carefully before proceeding.

Step 5: Set Up Your Payment Method #

You will then need to provide your payment details. You'll not be charged automatically. Rather, this information is required for verification and potential future usage beyond the free tier.

Step 6: Confirm Your Choices #

To finish the setup, verify all the provided information and confirm your choices.

Step 7: Start with the Google Cloud Console #

After your account setup, you can now access the Google Cloud Console and begin using the GCP services.

It's important to keep track of your resource usage to avoid unexpected charges. Always remember to stop or delete resources when you're done using them.