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    Webmaster Pay Staff?

    Eclipse Jul 6, 2016

    1. Eclipse

      Eclipse New Chatter

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      How many webmasters pay their forum or blog staff? There is a small percentage of forums that do that out in the real world, as far as I know, do you pay your staff or give them any benefits/gifts for their hard work?

      I feel like paying staff is a bit hard because depending on the income of the forum and the size of the forum, you might not be able to pay each staff member. As a forum admin, all revenue I make from the forum is used towards the forum with purchasing, prizes, renewing domains and hosting, advertising, applications, etc. I feel that it's more important to spend on the forum than it is on staff members, as many people would volunteer to be a staff member for free if given the option.
       
    2. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

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      I don't pay my staff as I prefer to have staff who want to see the forum go far and work. I like to have staff who have dedication rather than someone who is doing it for some extra income.
       
    3. APS

      APS Administrator Staff Member

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      I don't even get a staff pension :D
       
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    4. Smokey

      Smokey Shortie's Teddy Bear <3 Staff Member

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      Hey where's my paycheck? :O


      @Shortie861 you can pay me in other ways if you can't afford my rates. :p ;)
       
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    5. APS

      APS Administrator Staff Member

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      Peanuts ? :D
       
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    6. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

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      That sounds about right :D
       
    7. Smokey

      Smokey Shortie's Teddy Bear <3 Staff Member

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      I was thinking something along the lines of bacon. :D
       
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    8. Maddie

      Maddie Getting There

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      I've never paid my staff. The staff might get certain benefits on the forum but that's it.
       
    9. bharath

      bharath New Chatter

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      I used to pay long time ago for having an active forums, but currently I am giving some goodies to them. In this world everyone loves to have money thn any gifts or other items.
       
    10. verax5

      verax5 New Chatter

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      Well when it comes to 'forum' in particular there will always be people of community willing to moderate the forum and manage aspects of it.. you can always find these people.. as for admins I see them getting their share..
       
    11. Demon_skeith

      Demon_skeith Chataholic

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      I had to pay a few in the past, these days its near impossible to get free staff and be willing to stick it out for the better of the site.