All jobs described here are remote work from home, which is usually solitary so make sure that this lifestyle fits your personality (self-assess). We embrace this model because we don't need to rely on a local talent and you save time/money on commute and appearance. If you need hand-holding with every little thing or daily pat on the back, remote work is not for you.
We respect ideas/creativity and believe in fairness and transparency. You will always receive honest feedback and can choose or even create your own career path (based on tasks you enjoy doing the most).
This opportunity is quite unique and you will learn a lot of advanced internet/gaming skills and tricks so you need to have a solid background already. Working for ItemForge is much harder than similar e-commerce jobs in other industries because of the complexity and constant changes of online games. You will need to become very efficient with API and other office tools, learn & adapt is the name of this game. You don't need any spectacular gaming skills or accomplishments to work here, knowledge of economy, itemization and relevant game mechanics is more valuable in this industry (theory > practice when it comes to non-gaming positions).
Basic training will be provided, but depending on the position and your qualifications, you may need to learn a game for free. During 1-3 months trial we won't pay you to play (learn) games so if you never played the most popular MMOs in the world, you will have to catch up in your off hours (don't worry, you will have xx hours to decide if you want the job, before committing). Above average gamer can usually reach endgame and learn basics (which are required to perform initial tasks) in 100-200 hours of power gaming and/or reading.
It would be great if you played a game you are working on in your free time but it's not required to keep the job. Often reading is enough to stay up to date long-term and knowing how to do something does not require actually accomplishing it (e.g. grinding a cosmetic).
CM (Content Management)
Every CM position will have a wide range of tasks and responsibilities but the main theme of them all is product management, expect to do that at least 75% of the time. You will be creating content that potentially thousands of people will read so it must be perfect. Precision and attention to detail are the most important skills for those positions so if you can't put 5 sentences together without making a typo, look for a job elsewhere.
Following CM positions are available:
NOOB 40h a week (2-4$ / hour- about 300-600$ / month) Low
RANDOM 20+h a week (4-7$ / hour- about 500-1000$ / month) Medium
PRO 20+h a week (more than a Random) High
MASTER 40+h a week (% of the profit and/or a fixed salary) High
- A lot of freedom and/or flexible hours
- Long term (this job is for years - the game may change, but the players remain the same!)
- Wide variety of interesting tasks
- Challenging projects for the brightest
- Attention to details
- Passion for MMO games
- Ability to read, adapt and learn fast (games change all the time, you need to stay up to date)
- Minimum 20-40h a week (flexible hours should be possible if you need it)
- Constant improvement and great problem solving skills
- Multitasking and focus
You will NOT be a great fit if:
- you didn't spend at least a few thousands hours playing computer games (you must communicate and think like a gamer)
- you use default settings and your computer usage is limited to browsing web pages (weak API experience)
- you are not able to dedicate the best hours of your day to this work or need a close supervision
NOOB 40 hours a week (2-4$ / hour- about 300-600$ / month) LowSpecial requirement: communicative English
You need to learn basics of every game that is offered and choose at least 1 game that you will learn well. This job will involve:
- Taking + cropping screenshots and simple ctrl+v edits of product descriptions
- Delivery + trading
- (optional) Services like power leveling or boosting + researching and testing new ones
- (optional) Making gameplay videos (dubbing is not required)
This position will require a PC good enough to handle the newest games (sometimes multiple clients opened at the same time) and patience for menial tasks.
RANDOM 20+ hours a week (4-7$ / hour- about 500-1000$ / month) MediumSpecial requirement: 99% correct English and attention to details to do re-writing tasks like:
- Adding statistical/mathematical data to descriptions (hard ctrl+v)
- Replicating/updating offer in different marketplaces (auctions)
- Summarizing guides (excerpt)
- Customer service (written)
Nobody with a few years of computer/internet experience (few hours of daily usage) should have any problem with using different API(s) to do mostly ctrl+v. You will not be asked to create anything but to fit existing text into a different layout or re-write wall of text into a short guide (minimum words, maximum info).
PRO 20+ hours a week (more than a Random) HighSpecial requirement: sufficient expertise in at least one popular game to create content:
- Write descriptions and FAQ/guides (present all relevant info, using as few words as possible)
- Add/update products (know all the possible options and their price/availability)
You need to know game mechanics and itemization by heart (at least 3000 hours /played and /read in the past 3 years).
You need to be expert in either online game (or any equally popular one), guidelines:
Custom game: be in the top 10% (<1% pref) in at least one aspect: Economy/PvP/PvM/Cosmetic.
D2: Know every useful item, their attributes and price (someone who became rich via trading should have that knowledge)
D3: Know all popular builds, general stats priority and which item enables/enhances which build (someone with 3000+ paragon should have that knowledge)
WoW: Know how to farm all cosmetic items and how to use resources/mechanics to speed everything up e.g. fast leveling (someone who completed all achievements should have that knowledge)
If you think you have what it takes, answer following question:
Custom game: prove your expertise by comparing yourself to the best players from each aspect.
D2: What are the full stats (including def and req) of perf Kurast Dream and Exile?
D3: What are values of perf rare amulet and perf properties of the best leveling legendary boots (used to quickly reach 70 lvl)?
WoW: How many days/hours would getting all Argent Crusade faction mounts take?
MASTER 40+ hours a week (% of the profit made by your work and know-how and/or a fixed salary) HighSpecial requirement: in-depth game knowledge (10.000 hours played and impressive accomplishments to back it up), to be solely responsible for adding and maintaining offer for at least one popular MMO (preferably a game that is not in ItemForge's offer already).
It is creative work that involves writing descriptions, guides, inventing products to sell and setting up supply-delivery chain with the help of ItemForge's resources. You need to be independent, self-motivated and be able to figure out things by yourself. Little to no training will be provided - you are expected to know how to do everything (and do it well). This opportunity is for top <1% players ONLY and will require a serious intellectual commitment from you.
Need all of the following information in your offer, failing to provide a clear answer to any of the topics will most likely cause your application to be auto-declined. Email your application to (title format: "position-game name" e.g. "PRO-D3 John Smith").
1. Which position are you applying for, why that one? Which responsibility do you find the most/the least appealing? What will you be doing most of the time (what do you think this position is all about)?
2. Typing speed (words/strokes per minute via 10fastfingers).
3. Experience in online gaming industry and D2 D3 WoW knowledge.
4. MMO accomplishments (only list impressive things that take thousands of hours).
5. Weekly and yearly availability (how many hours and days per week you want to work).
6. Preferred trial and long-term hourly price.
7. Can you play without ping issues on servers located in Europe and America? (try D3 trial and make some levels on BOTH game modes).
8. Cover letter - sell yourself!
9. Previous work experience and where you are from.
You will receive an automated response, acknowledging that we received your email. If you don't hear back from us within a week, we are probably not interested but we will respond to every application.