When You’re Not Being Paid Enough For Community Work
Some organisations (and industries) neither understand nor pay, community professionals very well.
Alas, no amount of jedi mind tricks will persuade an organisation to dramatically increase your salary for doing the same kind of work.
So, if you want to get paid more, you have three options. You can take on a more senior role within your organisation, move to a larger organisation, or move to an industry that pays community professionals more.
A rapidly growing startup is one option. More senior community roles are likely to evolve over time and you would find yourself well-positioned to move into them.
Moving to a larger company within your sector is another. They’re likely to have more resources and a bigger budget to support more customers.
Or move to a sector that already understands and pays the community well (usually technology).