Using Google Helpouts to Strengthen Your Self Storage Facility

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Using Google Helpouts to Strengthen Your Self Storage Facility

If your self storage business is going to thrive, then you need to be able to keep up with the ever-changing world of online marketing and technology. Looking for new ventures allows you to tap into previously unexplored markets. There is a new service that may be able to help your self storage business reach a wider audience and it will soon be available on a wide scale basis. Google has recently started rolling out Helpouts , “a new way to connect people who need help with people who can give help, over live video, anytime, anywhere.” Though the new service is not currently available to everyone to everyone, a select number of people have received invitations to sign up and start using it.

Google has stated that Helpouts something new to make easier than ever for people to get real, interactive help whenever they need it and wherever they are. 

Helpouts is a new way to connect people who need help with people who can give help -- teachers, counselors, doctors, home repair experts, personal trainers, hobby enthusiasts and more -- over live video.

Helpouts is currently available by invitation only. Businesses and persons that are among the highest reviewed Places on Google, which have have the expertise to help others, have been among the first to participate before it goes live.

By joining Helpouts, you'll be able to earn extra money sharing your skills and knowledge with the world on a schedule that's convenient for you.

Businesses that are interested in participating when Helpouts launches can create a listing that explains the kind of help you can offer and why you're qualified to give it. Once Google approves the listing and Helpouts goes live, you'll be able to start helping others, while making money at the same time.

You can use Helpouts as a way to connect with self storage customers and answer their most burning questions. How much storage do I need for a one-bedroom apartment? Is climate-controlled storage right for me? What size unit should I get? These are some of the questions that people who rent storage ask all the time. And while Google Search does an ample job of providing answers, these do not always come from credible sources. This is where Helpouts makes a difference because experts in the field will provide the answers. In this case, being in the self storage industry gives you access to more credible information than the average person. You can use your expertise to promote your self storage facility and make extra money in the process.

Using Helpouts is simple and easy. You can either choose to offer your services for free or charge users for a session. If you assign a charge, both you and the customer will have to use Google Wallets to process the payment. You will receive assistance from Google with setting up the payment process.

If you haven’t already received an invitation to participate in Helpouts, you can express interest and request to get a notification once it is available.

Jodi Reid

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