Working as a forum moderator is a great job for those who don’t like phone work. Few of the forum moderator jobs are paid, but there are many that don’t offer monetary compensation, but instead they offer other bonuses and perks.
The most common forum moderator positions are for work at home website owners who have community forums. As their forums grow, the need for forum moderators is a must.
What does it take to obtain a forum moderator job?
There are a number of factors and each one is determined by the website forum Administrator. What comes to mind for me is how involved you are with the forum. Not many forum owners will blindly choose a forum moderator.
Here are three qualities of how a forum moderator may be chosen:
1. Involvement in the community – Are you active in the forums? Do you visit daily or almost daily? Do you welcome new members? Do you answer forum questions? Are you helpful to others or respond with helpful information?
2. Personality – Do you get a long with a diverse group of people? Too strong of a personality may be a turn off. You don’t want to be a know-it-all and at the same time, you don’t want to be a push-over either.
3. Work Habits – Do you lead by example? Are you diplomatic? Are you observant? Do you work well with others? Do you have a professional attitude and demeanor?
There will also be specific duties expected from a forum moderator and some of these include:
– Welcoming new members
– Removing spam posts, editing and moving posts to the correct forums
– Keeping the forum active by engaging in various discussions
– Assisting the forum Administrator with other clerical duties
– Overseeing the forum when the Administrator is not available or on vacation
– And other forum moderating duties assigned by the forum Administrator
As stated above, most forum moderator jobs are unpaid, but this is a good way to gain experience if you don’t have a lot of online work experience and it’s acceptable to list your volunteer jobs on your work at home resume.
Whether you got the job as an unpaid forum moderator or you volunteered, one very important aspect of becoming a forum moderator is remaining a true professional. What you do online whether you’re on the forum you’re moderating or elsewhere online, what you say and how you represent yourself is a reflection of you and the company or business you’re involved with.
Just as easily you are made a forum moderator, this position can easily be taken away. All jobs whether paid or unpaid should be treated with respect and professionalism.