Google seeks experts for its soon-to-launch Helpouts video service | PCWorld: "Once it goes live, here’s how Helpouts will work: Expert providers can charge for their sessions or offer Helpouts for free if they want, but a platform fee must still be paid to Google for each Helpout that involved a charge from an expert provider.
Helpouts is designed to make it easy for people to grow their businesses by setting their own rates and getting paid online, according to the company. Providers can work on their own schedules, whether they’re at home or on the go.
If the provider charges a fee for the session, both providers and customers will need to use Google Wallet for the payment, according to the Helpouts site.
Helpouts has a strong social component for a reason: Social networking is an area of Google’s business that the company is continually seeking to scale out to better compete against rivals such as Facebook and Twitter. While Facebook and Twitter have more than 1 billion and 200 million active users, respectively, Google+ has about 190 million, the company reported in May." (read more at link above)
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