Although I love the idea of being able to offer assisted/guided one-on-one training sessions to users using Google, I really dislike
this methodology and the way it puts payment options so clearly in focus. Why? Because it forces actual professionals to devalue their time in order to keep up/be seen.
After all, why should you pay me $50 for a 30 minute session on something when Joe Blow will do it for $10?
Moreover, as an end user, I'd be afraid of what "advice" or help I'd get from someone who values their time at $0.50 a minute.
When I was in college, I was a computer technician/consultant, and I charged $75-$100 an hour for in-home computer repair. And my rates were good! When I worked at Best Buy, we charged more than that for the same work, so I was a steal.
Moreover, I'm not convinced that live video is necessarily the best medium for providing some of this kind of help. I mean, perhaps if there was a VNC or remote computer aspect to it. I dunno. I'm not a fan.#Helpouts