Hilton needs people to work from home in 29 states (pay starts at $9/hr)

Do you have excellent customer service skills, the ability to troubleshoot problems and a desire to work from home?

Hilton may just have the perfect job for you.

The global hotel chain is looking to hire full-time remote reservation sales associates.

As a reservation sales associate, you'll answer customer calls in a friendly manner and respond to inquiries regarding availability, accommodations, sales promotions, transportation to and from properties and more.

Pay starts at $9 an hour, with performance-based incentives, according to Hilton's job preview for this position. Incentives could bump pay up to $14 an hour.

Jobs benefits include discounted rates at Hilton properties for employees, plus their family and friends.

Schedules are flexible, but this position is for a 40-hour work week, with hours between 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. Central Standard Time. You may also be required to work weekends and holidays.

While this is a work-from-home position, the company needs these employees to live in the following 29 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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10. New Orleans

  • Median home listing price: $249,000
  • Median one-bedroom rent: $830

Be prepared to slow way down if you plan to adapt to the local lifestyle when you live in NOLA, which is nevertheless one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

“Like most of the cities on our list, New Orleans has seen a surge of co-working spaces open over the past few years,” Realtor.com says.

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9. Minneapolis

  • Median home listing price: $289,900 
  • Median one-bedroom rent: $860

Minneapolis combines the welcoming feel of a Midwestern town with urban attractions like professional sports franchises, good restaurants, galleries and museums. The Mississippi River waterfront of the city — formerly home to lumber mills, warehouses and flour mills — has been transformed into a trendy section of condos, loft spaces and parks connected by miles of paths for biking and walking.

8. Cincinnati

  • Median home listing price: $189,900
  • Median one-bedroom rental price: $639

Cincinnati is a little-known treasure of a city say those who love the Ohio town. Fortune 500 companies keep unemployment rates low, the public schools are good, and the city has many cultural resources.

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7. Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Median home listing price: $225,000
  • Median one-bedroom rental price: $673

What is it about Tennessee these days? Tennessee cities are popping up all over the place in lists of best places to live, visit and explore. Movoto’s guide to Knoxville showcases the hyper-local side of town — which is all about University of Tennessee (main campus, Knoxville, of course) sports. You’re on the Tennessee River so, between gigs, freelancers can grab a canoe, jet ski, stand-up paddleboard or kayak and hit the river.

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6. Orlando, Florida

  • Median home listing price: $269,900
  • Median one-bedroom rental price: $881

Most people associate Orlando with the sprawling Walt Disney World resort, which is not only the city’s largest employer, with 62,000 people on the payroll, but also is the nation’s largest single-site employer, according to Today.com. According to Today, the Epcot theme park at Disney World also helps the resort save:

More than 30 tons of fruits and vegetables are grown each year at Epcot’s Land Pavilion and used in the resort’s restaurants and cafes.

Turns out, the city is also a great place to be self-employed or telecommuting. 

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5. Atlanta

  • Median home listing price: $274,300
  • Median one-bedroom rental price: $867

With more than 5.5 million residents, the metropolitan Atlanta area is growing fast yet the city at the heart of it retains a lot of hometown Southern charm.

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4. Pittsburgh

  • Median home listing price: $166,300
  • Median one-bedroom rental price: $700

Pittsburgh has numerous old neighborhoods filled with distinctive homes and the bars, restaurants and markets, and the local scene makes you feel you’ve finally arrived someplace real.

3. St. Louis

  • Median home listing price: $179,900
  • Median one-bedroom rental price: $684

The Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the West set off from St. Louis in May 1804. National Geographic tells the story here. For the next century, the city was called “The Gateway to the West” as European explorers and settlers provisioned there and then set out up the Missouri River. Today, for many who work from home, there is no reason at all to move on — the city has everything they need. Above: townhouses on a St. Louis street.


2. Salt Lake City

  • Median home listing price: $347,200
  • Median one-bedroom rental price: $790

If you like to get outdoors, Salt Lake City is for you, with its five national parks and numerous major ski resorts within an easy drive.

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1. Las Vegas

  • Median home listing price: $241,500
  • Median one-bedroom rental price: $827

Picture Las Vegas, and you probably imagine neon lights, The Strip and Wayne Newton’s casino lounge act. But low unemployment, low taxes and affordable housing make life in Vegas pleasant. What’s more, the city is located amid some of the most scenic country on Earth: Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park and Death Valley National Park all are within a day’s drive.



How to Land This Work-From-Home Job with Hilton

For this gig, Hilton is looking for someone with at least one year of experience in a customer-oriented or sales role.

You should also have at least six months experience in a sales-oriented, performance-driven role where you've had to successfully meet metrics or goals, upsell or cross-sell, overcome objections and use negotiating skills.

A college degree is not required.

Job candidates also should:

  • Have a positive attitude with high energy
  • Have strong communication and active listening skills
  • Possess excellent customer service skills
  • Be computer literate
  • Be able to provide a quiet work environment, free from noise and distractions

Bonus points if you have a hospitality industry background, experience with virtual training or previously held a work-from-home job.

Job interviews and training will be done virtually.

Once you're hired, the company will provide you with specific hardware to get the job done. However, you'll need to already have:

  • A monitor
  • Landline phone with dial pad and a dedicated number (no cell phones)
  • Headset compatible with phone
  • Speakers
  • Webcam
  • Surge protector
  • High-speed wired internet connection (wireless is not permitted)

Watch this video to learn more about the reservation sales role. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply here.

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Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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