When you want to set up a Google account what you will essentially be doing is that you will be creating a Google account which is already a bundled package consisting of the various free services Google offers for free online.
The first step is simple, which is to navigate to google.com or gmail.com; either will do since both will have a link to the sign up page for the account you want to create.
When you the page has loaded look for the Create an Account link, this will bring you to the Create Your Google Account page. Look for the form and fill up all the necessary information.
Filling up the form
When filling up the form remember that all the fields you see are required except for the current email address text field and the mobile phone text field.
When choosing a username take into consideration that you will be using this to log in into your Gmail account and so it is important that you choose something that you will be comfortable with. It would also help if you choose a username that you can easily remember. If a username is not anymore available meaning someone is already using then you will immediately know because you will see an error message.
When creating your password, don’t use an abbreviation of your birthday, ideally you password should have a letter, both uppercase and lowercase, numbers, and allowed special characters. The minimum number of characters to use is 8 characters.
For verification you will need to at least provide an email address or a mobile number. This is how Google will safeguard itself from misuse and check to see if you are indeed a real person and not a bot.
After verification you will be redirected to the mail dashboard. Viola! You now have a Gmail account.
If you wish to learn more about Gmail, check this article out.