I have recently set a new goal for myself. I am aiming to hit 100,000 gold in 2 months time. Preferably shorter but I am trying to be a tad flexible when you consider a raiding schedule, real-life stuff, and what not.
My Hunter is currently a Jewelcrafter and a Alchemist. Part of the profession choices were based around min/maxing my character and partly because I was tired of farming materials.
Alchemy has proven to be a incredible money-maker on Illidan due to the sheer number of raiders among the population. I can easily list 2o-30 flasks of single type and have them sell within 12 hours. Sometimes a lot faster if we are approaching prime raid times.
The jewelcrafting market has a lot of aspiring crafters but luckily there is just as many buyers as well. With more PUG Naxx and Ulduar runs than you can shake a stick at, there is a lot of gear looking for gems.
I recently powerleveled Inscription on my Priest. His other profession is Tailoring. I quickly learned that the the glyph market is nothing like selling Flasks. I rarely ever have to re-list Flasks. The only time I do is if I am gone for a day and I was severely under-cut during that time.
I probably have more glyphs expire from one listing than I have sell. But I’ve already craft 2 Nobles cards and they definitely padded the blow from the cost I spent leveling it. It’s easy to determine what glyphs are going to sell the best, at least in my limited experience. I have been focusing on the glyphs people are telling are the ideal raid glyphs for their class.
Tailoring, on the other hand, has a simple and efficient way to make money. Netherweave Bags. A stack of Netherweave hardly ever runs me more than 5g and a single stack turns into one bag, which sells for 9-10g. Always. With the sheer number of characters on this server people are ALWAYS buying inexpensive bags. 70g for 11 bag slots for an alt? Probably not. 10g for 11 bag slots? Much more likely.
As it stands, across all characters, I have roughly 19,600 gold. I can make my own flasks, but I figure I need to use 2 or 3 a night (depending if we do 10-mans), pay repairs, and buy Mammoth Cutters. Even factoring on raid costs my money is going up. I just want to increase that rate of gain.
I think I am in a good spot to be able to reach my goal. It’s just a matter of taking all the pieces and capitalizing on them. Thoughts, comments, suggestions. Leave ‘em in the comments!