Have you ever needed hands on help with an issue or wanted to learn something new and the only thing holding you back where no local classes? Thankfully Google resolves this with their new service Helpouts by Google. Helpouts matches teachers and those who are skilled in a subject to the people who want to learn. The people who are teaching the content can teach for free or charge per Helpout or by the minute. The price is completely up to the teacher and they can change it any time they wish. Payments are all handled by Google Wallet, so you need one of those to participate in Helpouts, either if you are the teacher or the student.
How Helpouts Works
Before you end up spending some money on Helpouts, you should really understand how it works and be confident enough in your ability to learn from it. Some skills may be difficult to learn through a computer, such as swimming, but it can be done.
The first steps is to find your teacher. Helpout Teachers can either require a scheduled time for your lecture or the teachers are available at that second and you just start right away. At the launch of Helpouts, there are around ten to twenty classes in each category except for Computers and Electronics where there are over one thousand current classes. It could take some time looking through them all since Hangouts navigation doesn't seem exactly up to par yet with filtering and other more advance search operations.
Scheduling a time to learn is your next task, unless it's a class that is always available. When on the course page, you click on "Schedule for later" and a calendar appears with all the times and dates you can pick. With some changes to your Helpouts settings, Google will save this event to your Google Calendars and send you e-mail alerts before the Helpouts Session.
If you have questions about a course someone is teaching or the help they are offeri