New WoW players often have trouble making all the gold they need. That was certainly true for me. Even after I had got a few characters to the maximum level, I still struggled to afford the stuff I wanted, like my epic mounts or to try out a new craft. But there always seemed to be other players who seemed to have more gold than they could spend. They knew how to make fast gold with very little effort.
If you have the same problem, do not worry. It's a simple fact that there are tried and tested ways to make lots of gold. You just have to know what they are. None of these strategies are illegal, they are not hacks and they will not get you banned. And you definitely do not need to cheat or buy gold.
The trick is the same as in any free market economy. You just have to figure out what stuff other players need and what they will pay for it. Then you need to find a good source for it. This is pretty easy. You are a WoW player yourself so you already know the types of items that players are looking for.
A strategy that never fails is supplying characters who want to powerlevel a new craft profession. Lets be realistic; no level 80 character wanted to waste time running around mining copper in starter zones just to level up jewelcrafting. They want to buy everything they need to powerlevel in one session from the Auction House. So what does that mean for you? It means that you can be making a ton of gold before you even hit level 10 by mining and smelting copper into copper bars and selling it on the Auction House. As you get higher level in mining, the amount of money that you can make just keeps increasing. And the same is true of other gathering professions.
This next tip is a little more unusual. Most people will never know about this one. Some crafting recipes around the world are only sold by NPC sellers and the quantities that they have available are limited. If you see a recipe on a vendor and it has a number in brackets after the name, that number is the amount they have for sale. Once all have been purchased, it can be up to 24 hours before they will sell the recipe again. This is a great opportunity for you to buy up those limited availabliliity recipes and resell them on the Auction House at a higher cost.
From the first two tips, you will already see how important the Auction House is to any gold making strategy. If you want to learn how to make fast gold, you need to learn all the tricks of the Auction House trade. And that means installing and getting comfortable with the Auctioneer addon. Auctioneer does a lot of useful stuff, but the main advantage it gives you is that you will not have to manually research prices to make sure that you are not pricing your goods too low or too high. This will save you a lot of time.
These tips are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more great strategies for getting rich in WoW that will work for any level character and any playstyle.
Source by Louise Hand