If you’ve ever been interested in getting paid to manage an online forum or update Facebook and Twitter accounts for businesses, then becoming a moderator at LiveWorld may be something that would really interest you.
What LiveWorld Does
LiveWorld contracts out moderation services to their clients. They hire the moderators and then various businesses pay them to use these moderators for their own purposes, so what you actually do there may vary depending on who the client is.
From the website, content moderation for this company typically involves the following:
Sweeping of client content, which can include Facebook Wall posts and comments, message boards, chat boards, user groups, blog entries, videos, pictures, or audio files on either LiveWorld or client platforms.
If you’re hired, you’ll start out somewhere around $8 to $10 an hour. This info didn’t come from the LiveWorld site because they don’t have it listed, so those are just quotes I read around the web. Unfortunately, I can’t find any info on when or through what method they pay.
You stand a better chance of getting hired if you do have some moderation experience in your background (forums, Facebook pages, etc.) but if you don’t have those skills, they do want to know that you at least have a good familiarity with social media in general even if you have never done any type of moderation. You also must be 18 or older, a competent typist and computer user, and also have access to high speed internet.
If you are bilingual, this is a definite plus because LiveWorld seems to always have a need for bilingual moderators.
Training & Scheduling
After you are hired, they want you to go through some training, which is done via live sessions. Once you’re trained, I’m semi-confused about how scheduling works. I can see that things are done in shifts. You are either put on a schedule or it’s first come, first serve and I did read on Work Place Like Home where one person reported having trouble grabbing shifts after getting hired.
There’s not a lot out there. Here are a few pages you might want to read through:
- Work Place Like Home thread on LiveWorld (must have an account to see the thread)
- LiveWorld reviews at GlassDoor
Want to apply? Go here.