Work At Home Forum Moderator Job

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
– Confidentiality
– 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.


What you need to do to make a 2nd income at home

For those who want to earn a 2nd income income or even to convert their career to be completely home-based, there are many opportunities to be discovered online. There are many choices and a decision on whether to run your own business or to be an employee needs to be made. Each opportunity will offer differing benefits and downsides. The trick is to understand which one would meet your needs and personal preferences, and if possible one that can match skills that you already possess.

You might prefer to work for other people from a paperwork point of view, but even freelancing could require you to keep records on your income for tax purposes. It could also be possible to earn a higher income from running your own business.

Knowing what you like and dislike including how much time you have to spend and when is a head start. A short cut in time and learning curve can be achieved by already possessing some skills of your new job or business. It is important to select a home business or job that you will enjoy, otherwise it will be hard to make an income from it. Finding out whether the job or home business can provide the income that you require each month is also a priority.

Once you have researched and then developed a shortlist of possible candidates to provide you with your home internet income, then you can research on particular businesses to find out what other people are saying about them and to see if you can find any complaints that have been made against them.

Data Entry Services If you have advanced typing skills, many businesses offer data entry employment. The internet has many freelancing sites that can offer this type of work. Be aware that you should not have to pay money to your employer in order to get started. Some unethical people try to scam money this way.

Affiliate Marketing This is a great way to make an income, in particular if you enjoy the internet. You would market products across the internet and be paid commission for anything that you can sell. A huge range of products are available and you can choose how far you take this and can set up your own website if you want to in order make more sales.

Freelancing Data entry, writing, transcribing interviews, photo editing are just some of the jobs available from the online freelancing sites. Marketing your work by uploading it to the site will allow your potential employers to be able to see what you are capable of and can influence them to use your services.

These are just a few of the many options available to those who would like to make another income using the internet.