Forum Advice Friday #4

Should I pay my Administrators or Moderators?

Well I think that all depends on you and your ability to pay and if you even want to.

There are lots of forums out that a strictly on a volunteer basis and to some it’s an honor to be an admin or a mod, although it can go to their head a little sometimes.

If you are going to pay, think about what you are going to have them do. Are they going to go out and actively search for new members, advertise? Are they just going to manage the board (ie delete post, banned members, etc.) and look at what your role will be in all of this.

Maybe look at doing giftcards at the Xmas or look at revenue sharing with Google Adsense. There are many ways to “pay” someone without it coming out of your pocket.

So do you pay your staff? Let me know I would love to hear from you.

Sorry for not posting last week, I was out of town for the holiday weekend.

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  • Chance August 4, 2011, 7:14 pm

    Good article. I never pay my staff because I enjoy my community and rather not have it feel like a business atmosphere.