If you need help or face-time with an expert of a particular subject, or of anything in general, Google will soon have your back. Currently, they’re in the process of speaking “with expertise across a number of topics” to sign up in advance of the public release.
Powered by Google+ Hangouts, the Helpouts will basically be video chats with people that can assist you with advice, give lessons, or confer to. The expert’s service will manage the time costs, by the minute or by the session, and whatever amount it is, Google will take a 20% cut out of it. Current help categories include: Home & Garden, Computers & Electronics, and Cooking.
Better yet, Google isn’t just letting anyone become an expert: qualifications in both academic and professional categories are required, so partnerships with Weight Watches and Sears allow Google to also get major companies on board to provide their own paid help.
Currently, there’s no official release date for Helpouts, but whenever it is, there’s a big chance it will be a success considering how straightforward and useful it could be.