One of the many little-known Google services is Helpouts, which are video meetings with experts who can help you do everything from seed your lawn to play the piano. You can hold impromptu Helpout conferences using Google Hangouts immediately or schedule them for later, depending on the expert and availability. Some carry a charge and others are free. Several brands offer free Helpouts to support their products.
A useful infographic arrived today from DPFOC, a digital marketing agency based in Ireland and the UK. It traces the history of Helpouts and offers some useful advice on what you can do with them. I thought it was worth sharing. I’ll even forgive the agency for auto-launching a video when you visit its site.