New Google Service Can Make You Money

By Brian Rhodes, Published Dec 27, 2013, 12:00am EST (Info+)

Want to work from your couch, advising people on security and surveillance, and get paid doing it?

Google has a new service which is empowering just that, already offering security and surveillance consulting services. In this note, we examine how it works, who is offering it and the potential risks and benefits.

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Comments (11)

I may sign up, since Zintro has been a waste. Thanks for the link, John.

Case in point, the latest email from Zintro says:

"Zintro (www.zintro.com) connects Clients (expert-seekers) with Experts.

A Zintro Client is currently seeking Experts re: Video Surveillance.

Description: I am looking for a video surveillance expert who has knowlwdge of what Systems casinos use in LasVegas so our Company can enforce our patents. Areas of Expertise: Seeking Experts with knowledge of Video Surveillance; Video Security; Surveillance System; Surveillance Technology; Casino Surveillance; Casino Security; Cctv; Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV."

Sure, I'm ready to bite the hand that feeds me... ;-o

Perhaps if you feeling a bit intrepid today you might 'play ball' a bit, find out the w,w, and the w...

And then use your standard "These are not the patents you're looking for, Move Along!" schtick. ;)

Nah. The final line in the email says "Zintro Client: ConsultingFirm - - Managing Partner/General counsel". That means a lawyer. I've learned not to tangle with attorneys :-| Likely, I would have to sign an NDA anyway.

There is a similar service for tax advise that my CPA husband participates in. It's a phone call based system. This looks interesting and I'm game to give it a try. I would be offering entry level education to help the layman understand the basics of security alarm systems, video and access control. For any higher level or more technical needs is it okay to refer them to IPVM?

Sure, Meghan and let us know how the Google service works for you.

Will do

I've seen similar seeking answers to computer/electronic problems.

Seems the experts qualifications were suspect until proven otherwise. And remuneration was at the behest of the site they were linked from.

Wondering if signing up means that ALL other Google activities your singed up for can have a potential effect on any or all of those also.

I use to be a 'fan' of Google. Anymore they appear to be a Bigger Brother than the Government. Soon to be eclipsed by Fakebook?

Update: Just checked on Google Helpouts and there are no new CCTV 'experts' listed and not much progress overall on the platform.

I was looking at this because a new micro-consulting platform is getting news, called Fountain.

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I guess it didn't work out....

"Helpouts was officially shut down on April 20, 2015"

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Wow that's a long list.... Even the Flu died!

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