Do you have a special skill set and want to make a little extra cash? Google Plus may be the perfect place for you. Google recently launched a site for “Google Helpouts,” a new video chat helpline service. You can sign up to receive help, or earn money by helping someone else. After entering your skills, availability, qualifications and rate, Google will match you with people who need your help. You can even upload an intro video to answer basic questions about the services you’ll be providing. Designate when you’re available each week, and customers can schedule a video chat session during your available hours. All the payments are handled through Google Wallet, and Google takes a 20 percent cut of whatever you charge. Google is even promising a 100 percent money-back guarantee for anyone not completely satisfied. Google Helpouts works on desktop, Android and iOS, so if it sounds like something you want to try out, head over to helpouts.google.com, request an invite and let me know how it goes.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 30, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).