Google Helpouts: Ask or Give Help in Real Time

Google Hangout got expanded its wing and Google made it more useful and usable by people across the world. Today the search engine giant announced Google Helpouts for public. Google was testing helpouts since July 2013 and finally rolled out this new service to public use today. What is Google Helpouts ? in simple words, google helpouts is a well organized way to connect with people who need help from the people who can give help via live video and audio from any location.


If you are looking for someone to help you in real time, then visit and browse the category to find the correct person. If you have skills, then you can sell it via Google Helpouts by listing under which category your skill sets can fit and you can help others. You may offer a help for some Payment or for Free of cost.

As a platform fees, Google charges 20 percent from each payment that you receive via Helpouts. Google also offers 100% money back guarantee for people who use this marketplace to get help in real time.

Google Helpouts Help

If you are looking for some user guide or help documents to learn more about Google Helpouts and how it works, then visit Google Helpouts help guide to read more about it in detail.

Google has carefully selected the categories to fill more skilled professionals in its Helpouts marketplace.

  • Art & Music
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Cooking
  • Educationg & Careers
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Fitness & Nutrition
  • Health
  • Home & Garden

are the list of categories you will see currently to browser various skilled professionals under it, from across the world. Google has featured few helpouts in its homepage, still you can browse for more under each category. These featured google helpouts are based on ratings by its users.

Google Helpouts Marketplace

If you want to sell your skill set in Google Helpouts marketplace then you should consider reading the helpout guide linked in the above passage. It provides complete information about how this platform actually works. Google currently offers three types of pricing options and it gives a flexible option for both parties.

Price per Helpout – If you are conducting a class or training session then you can price your helpout in the increments of 15 minutes session. So you can schedule a helpout with a fee easily.

Price per Minute – You can schedule a google helpout and charge your customer per minute basis to let them pay for how long they use your service. By default the maximum time can be 15 minutes and if you have a service that can be delivered less than that duration, then price per minute is one wonderful option for both the seller and customer.

Choose both Price Options – You may also let the customer to choose which payment option they prefer. This makes it very flexible for the customer and for the seller, as the customer will choose either Price per Helpout or Minute based on their question they have in mind.

Payment option is processed through Google Wallet Merchant account and you will be able to setup an account if you dont have one already after creating a helpout in marketplace.


Google Helpouts on Devices

It is aimed to work in Computers, Mobile Devices and Tablets via Web Browser. Google has also mentioned the helpouts system requirements to use this face to face video calling based helping service.

  • Google + Account
  • Computer or Mobile device
  • Webcamera (built-in or external)
  • Microphone (built-in or external)

If you dont have a google plus account, then register yourself for free and visit Also make sure you have good lighting source to let other end person see you clearly and for a better experience. Are you ready to use google helpouts ? share your views in the comment box below. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day !

About the Author: Robin C

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