Do you pay or reward any of your staff, or are all your staff members working on a voluntary basis? While I imagine there aren't many moderators paid with cash, I guess there's probably quite a few who offer some kind reward. An example I've seen and heard about is a friend who was offered the odd free month advertising space for work as a mod. Obviously the above isn't something you should advertise as it might make people want positions for the wrong reason. Not that I'd ever really recommend taking applicants anyway. People who want to be a moderator, often want to be one for the wrong reasons. That's not to say it's at all common and most mods probably are quite happy working for free to give back to the community they love. Also, if you're a moderator yourself; have you, or would you like to, ever be paid for your work?