Ever wanted to bring a professional into your home to help you with fixing your computer? Thanks to Google Helpouts, you will soon be able to, and best of all, professional assistance won’t be limited to just tech support. With Helpouts, you’ll be able get help with nearly anything.
Announced last month, the landing page for Helpouts was launched just on Tuesday. The service itself isn’t up and running just yet, but users can request an invitation to offer their own expertise on the site.
The service utilizes the existing Google Hangouts to provide a “video marketplace” for users to receive consultations from experts on almost any subject. Vendors can list their services under categories such as Home and Garden, Computers and Electronics, Health and Counseling, Nutrition and Fitness, Fashion and Beauty, Art and Music, Cooking, and Education.
Obviously, Helpouts will be a pay-only service, and transactions will be handled via Google Wallet. However, the new e-commerce site is expected to bring in income as well as generate more opportunities for individuals who prefer to work at home.
Health services are a prominently featured category for this service, and to make sure only trusted professionals are available to consumers, Google is currently working with HireRight to check up on vendors’ backgrounds.
Imagine receiving a computer analysis right in the comfort of your own home, and those with mental illnesses could even receive proper therapy discussions without even having to leave their bedroom! The possibilities are truly endless.
How do you feel about the new Helpouts service? Will you take advantage of it?
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