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Bellhops Worker Requirements

Last updated: June 25, 2019
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Wouldn’t it be great to have a job that worked around your schedule and that required you to perform one primary task? A job that made the most of your friendly personality and desire to help people?

A gig job with Bellhops moving service might be a perfect fit for you.

Bellhops provides customers with moving help on demand. Movers (called Bellhops) and drivers get assignments through the app and show up on moving day.

By using these “gig” movers, Bellhops keeps the cost of each move low, and it passes these savings onto its customers.

Working for Bellhops is a great way to make some money. Whether you treat it as a side gig or your primary job, it’s an opportunity to meet new people and work with your hands.

You also get to pick and choose when and where you work. No commitments. No bosses. Just cash.

But Bellhops doesn’t just hire anyone.

They want to make sure they are providing the best possible service to their customers. Bellhops uses an extensive screening process to help them find the best of the best.

Are you ready to learn more?

Let’s dive into the hiring process details and go over what you need to know to land a job with Bellhops Moving.


Requirements for Working for Bellhops

Before we go any farther, we know you are here for one thing: bellhops requirements.

Basic Bellhops requirements.

Overall, there are two ways to work for Bellhops Moving: as a mover or as a driver.

If you get hired as a driver, you will never need to worry about moving. And if you’re hired as a mover, you won’t ever be asked drive. Each position is separate from the other.

Bellhops provides its own trucks and drivers for moves occurring within or between cities it services.

Driving for Bellhops is a good way to earn some extra money as a driver without having to worry about loading and unloading the truck.

If you’re interested in becoming a driver for Bellhops, click the link here and provide your name and phone number.

Someone from Bellhops will reach out to you to see if you are a good fit.

Bellhops Driver requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Have experience handling moving trucks

For most people, a more practical option is going to be working as a Bellhop. This is in part because there is more demand for Bellhops; each move requires three or four Bellhops and only one driver.

Also, becoming a Bellhop requires less experience as compared to becoming a driver. In fact, as you will see, Bellhops is much more interested in your attitude and character than they are in your experience working as a mover.

Bellhops Move Requirements:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be able to lift 100 pounds
  • Own a smartphone
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Have a standard checking account with a qualified financial institution where your earnings can be direct deposited (excluding virtual banks like Chime or MetaBank)

That’s pretty much it in regards to requirements.

The company’s primary interest is providing customers with movers who excel at customer service.

How you show your commitment to customer service on your application and during your interview has a major impact on your chances of getting hired.


What is Bellhops?

Two men loading a truck for Bellhops.

Founded in 2011 as Campus Bellhops, Bellhops is an app-based moving service that started when college students at Auburn University needed help moving in. Things went much better than expected so the founders took the idea to an investor in Chattanooga and a simple idea took flight.

People looking for help with their move can request a quote from the getbellhops.com website or mobile app. They pay a prearranged fixed price for the move, or less if the job goes faster than expected.

The movers, the Bellhops themselves, are what make this business model work. And like other app-based companies, Bellhops allows team members to work as much or as little as they want.

Currently, Bellhops operates in fifteen states and 34 major cities in the United States. Check out the list here to see if it’s up and running in your city.


How Does Bellhops Work?

When customers request help, Bellhops who have indicated they are available in the area receive a notification from the Bellhopps app. If you want the job, just click “Accept” and it’s yours.

If you accept, then the company will provide you with all the details you need about where to go and what you’ll be expected to do.

Some jobs require mover Bellhops to load a truck at one location, travel to another, and then unload the truck, whereas others have you load or unload at one end of the move.

Drivers get directions to the location as well and show up with a gassed up truck and moving equipment. They do not help with the load, but they do double check it for safety before transporting it to the next location.

You will not be asked to disassemble furniture or pack boxes. The customer must do this before you arrive, which means the bulk of your work will be to move boxes and other items onto the truck.


What Makes Bellhops Different

Their goal is to provide people with the best possible service, and their plan to do this is to hire the best possible people to work as Bellhops.

As a result, it’s important to know what Bellhops is looking for in their employees, as this will improve your chances of getting hired.

Enthusiasm and a Positive Attitude

Everyone knows that moving is hard work. But, if you don’t mind a little sweat and a getting your hands dirty, you will dramatically improve your chances of landing the job. Especially if you can do it all with a smile.

Bellhops Moving wants to know that you like physical work and that you are happy to help people out.

Compassion and Teamwork

When you work as a Bellhop, you will frequently be teamed up with people you don’t know. But this isn’t the case only with your fellow Bellhops. Each customer you meet will also be someone new.

Find a way during your interview to demonstrate your ability to work in a group. Bellhops puts a high value on people who are going to listen to the customer and their crewmates and meet their responsibilities with a smile.

If you have some examples of past experiences where you did this, then make sure to bring them up during your conversation.

Work Ethic

Quoting the website, Bellhops wants people who “get things done the right way even when it’s the hard way.”

You can’t just “make do” in the moving industry. It might be a pain to make sure a piece of furniture is fully protected before you move it, but it’s the right thing to do, so you should do it even if it means slowing down.


Bellhop Earnings

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If you meet the requirements, you may now be wondering how much you stand to make. It’s all well and good that you can pick your hours, but getting paid is essential too!

Bellhops advertises an average hourly rate of $21 per hour.

You can probably expect this to be a bit lower, considering you are not compensated for the time you spend traveling to and from a job.

How much you make each week will depend on how often you work. The more shifts you pick up, the more you’ll earn. You’ll be paid each week according to the hours you’ve logged.

Upon acceptance, you will be able to see how much you are going to make so that you can factor that into your decision-making process.

Try supplementing your Bellhops earnings between assignments with a similar gig app like TaskRabbit.


The Bellhops Application Process

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying, here’s an outline of the process you’ll need to go through.

Make an Account

The start of the Bellhops moving application.

To begin, you’ll need to make a Bellhops account, which requires you to give your:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • City
  • Password for the account (you’ll need to create one on the spot)

From there, you will move to the application portal which will ask you to fill out some more information about yourself.

Here are some screenshots of what this part of the process looks like:

Choose Your Shifts

Choosing shift preferences in the Bellhops application.

Once you’ve entered all your personal information, the next step is to choose the shifts you would like to work.

Bellhops makes sure it only schedules jobs during the times when movers and drivers have indicated they are willing to work. So, only choose times when you’re truly available.

In the beginning, you can only to choose up to 15 shifts that work for you in any given week. But, you will be able to change your choices once you begin working.

Also, indicating you are available for a particular shift doesn’t always mean you need to work during that time. You will still have the chance to accept or reject a job as it becomes available to you.

This part of the application shows the options you’ll have to choose from when you’re first starting:

The Background Check

Bellhops takes customer comfort and experience very seriously.

That’s why all applicants have to submit to a background check.

Think about it from a customer perspective:

They are allowing strangers into their home, so they want to be given all assurances that the people moving their stuff are honest and reputable.

Here’s a breakdown of what goes into the background check:

Step 1: Review Your Rights

The first thing you need to do for the background check is to acknowledge your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

This document tells you what information can be collected about you as well as what institutions do with this information once they have it.

Your only job at this point is to read and accept the terms.

NOTE: For this part of the process, you will need to provide your social security number.

Step 2: Accept the Disclosure

After you acknowledge your rights, you will be directed to another screen where’ll you’ll find the disclosure provided by Bellhops.

This particular document is very similar to the first one you signed, but it’s specific to Bellhops. It basically says that Bellhops is going to collect information about you.

Step 3: The Authorization

This final document asks you to confirm that you have seen and read the previous two documents. It also asks you to authorize Bellhops to do a background check on your behalf.

To do this, you will need to provide an electronic signature, which is essentially you typing your name into the form provided.


The Interview

Once you’ve signed all the necessary paperwork to authorize your background check, the next thing to do is to schedule an interview.

You will have a few time slots to choose from. Depending on where you live, the interview could be conducted in person, via web chat, or over the phone.

It’s possible to have your interview before your background check is complete. But you will not be officially hired until your background check has been returned and you are cleared.

quality of a good Bellhop

During the interview, Bellhops is looking for people who are dependable and willing to work hard.

With gig jobs like these, the turn over is very high and it is very common for people to just stop showing up for shifts. They want to eliminate that, so they’ll be paying close attention to your resolve during the interview. On their website they list these qualities for a successful Bellhop:

  1. Approach life with optimism and enthusiasm.
  2. Show deep care for others by putting them first.
  3. Work well with a team.
  4. Constantly identify opportunities to improve and serve.
  5. Ger things done the right way even when it’s the hard way.
  6. Complete the task at hand, at the highest level.

You’re Hired!

Working for Bellhops is an excellent way to make some great money, get some exercise, gain skills, and meet new people.

Overall, there aren’t many requirements for becoming a Bellhop, and the application process is really quite simple. And if you have a good work ethic and a positive attitude, then your chances of getting hired are quite high.

So if you’re looking for a way to participate in the gig economy helping people move, consider applying for Bellhops today.

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