I recently had the pleasure of contributing a piece on community manager negotiation to CMX Hub.
Negotiation certainly wasn’t something I learned when I started out as a community manager in 2006. Back then, I was just excited to get paid to talk about the TV show LOST in an online forum for 10 or 15 hours per week. However, as Community Management shifted from a fun side-gig to the career I pursued, I knew I had to get more serious about my work and my value. I had to learn to negotiate.
I have learned a lot since 2006 as my career has progressed. Today, I’ve distilled my advice into 6 clear steps to take when looking at taking on a new community role and how to approach each one. I’ve also asked a few colleagues to share some tips they’ve picked up along the way about how to properly negotiate your next job offer.