I was “listening” to a conversation in the general chat in the Eversong Woods the other day. The topic was regarding how hard it is to make money (gold) in the World of Warcraft. My first reaction was, “WTF???” Making gold in WoW is pretty easy if you’re willing to invest a little time and effort. But that’s the key, you have to work at it a bit and the raid is calling.
Keep an eye on what drops, though. At any level, outside the starting areas, you might find items with white names (rather than grey) Linen cloth is an example. Everything with a white name (or green or blue or purple(!!)) should be sold on the auction house, if you’re not going to use it immediately.
Daily quests come under #3, but with a good routine you can do upwards of 200g an hour just by doing them. And that’s about this. The trick, if it can be called such, is in finding the stuff that sells well and the quests that are worth doing. There’s stuff to be found pretty much anywhere once you leave the starting areas.
It’s all about knowing the ins and outs from the auction house and how to benefit from it. As mentioned above you will want some add ons to make your life easier but you will even need to know how to take full advantage of them. If your looking for a full, step by step Gold assist you may want to check out Hit the Gold Limit in WoW. Its got 5 full modules that will assist you increase your gold faster then you could think about.
Now that you know why your farming and exactly how your going to grind it, find a farm area! Of course your going to have to watch for it to come out to start gardening gold on cataclysm, but you can know what to expect now. So certainly after you start leveling in order to 85 you will know where and how to grind.