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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 YouTube Opens Up Live Broadcasts For Anyone With 100 Subscribers Or More [Updates] YouTube Opens Up Live Broadcasts For Anyone With 100 Subscribers Or More [Updates] Smaller content creators now can rejoice as YouTube opens up its live streaming service to anyone who has a minimum of 100 subscribers. YouTube shared this welcome update on its Creators blog, and said any... Read More 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?

Source: Google Helpouts via TechCrunch

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  1. Shannon MCNETT
    September 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    II am really excited about this because I just went through a few years of hell over trying to take care of myself whle also getiing thru red taPe that Cigna throws at you when you need medical helpthat last longer than a week

  2. IKF @ Website Designing Services
    August 28, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Well lets see how it can be beneficial. As the concept is good and I personally think would give a lot of benefit. There are lot more benefits.

  3. dragonmouth
    August 25, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    There have been many similar sites for years but I guess we have gotten to the point where only Google apps count any more.

    • Joshua Lockhart
      August 26, 2013 at 3:23 am

      Wouldn't say that. But it's a pretty solid name backing it.

      • dragonmouth
        August 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

        I would. It is the same story as with PCs. Until IBM introduced their version, personal computers were considered to be toys only good for playing Pong. What people forget is that VisiCalc spreadsheet software was first developed for the Apple II computers and only later ported to IBM computers. The original name of Commodore was "Commodore Business Computers" and their personal computers were being used by businesses before IBM "legitimized" personal computing with their PC.

        Yes, it's a solid name backing it but they are a Johnny-come-lately. I will give Google credit for aggregating the experts in disparate disciplines in one place. As I said, I have been using expert sites in areas such as home repair/improvement, programming, medicine, etc. for years.

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