In response to Just My Two Copper’s Blog Carnival “How would you make Gold with no capital?”
I’m going to offer you three different ways to make gold from nothing. I’m going to assume that
- You are a beginner gold maker
- You have less than ten gold in your pockets
- You have no professions, or you don’t have a real understanding of using your professions.
- You want to earn 1,000g in your first week
- You have over an hour’s play time per day, but you don’t want to die of boredom.
Farming has had a bad rep over the last few years. Usually because of gold sellers / hacks / botting, where you find a character repeating the same mind-numbing path in a high-profit zone picking up loot from mobs, killing and skinning creatures, or gathering ore and herbs. Â Woah, back up a minute there, did you say ‘high profit’ ? There’s a clue to why they choose that spot to farm. Â No capital is needed to go and simply lift gold off mobs bodies, rip the gold from them in the form in leather, or grab gold from ore or herb nodes. Â If you were walking in your street and you found a pile of money just lying on the floor, you’d pick it up. Â That’s exactly the same as mining, skinning, or herbalism. Â So grab yourself a mining pick, skinning knife, or just a sword to slit the throats of innocent passing mobs, and lift the gold straight into your backpack. Did I mention you also get XP? What’s not to like.
Download gatherer from Curse, it’s part of my new Gold QueenÂ gold making Addon Pack It will let you track ore and herbs on your map and minimap.
Resell under-priced items from the Auction House. This is a lazy man’s way to gold. Â You don’t even have to move far, unless the walk to the mailbox is too much effort. Jon Kenins from Massive Gold Blueprint teaches this as his “pipelines” method, but you can take a sneak peak at some of his “pipelines of the day” on twitter @secretwarcraft. Â Whilst you’re over there, come and meet me @thegoldqueen
How you do it: Pretty simple, look for an item that is listed for sale on the Auction House that you think will re-sell for a higher price. Â Some of my favourites: Â Mageroyal, Volatile Air, Runecloth
You can make gold by questing. Once you hit the level cap, you can start repeating daily quests. Â Not only do these give you straight gold, but some of them can give you reputation gains, or in the cases of the fishing and cooking dailies, you can increase your profession skill level. Â Take out your weapon or spell of choice and get questing. Â Wowhead can give you a guide to completing the quest of your choice, or you could google for ‘daily quest guides’. I believe the major wow-guide sellers include dailies in their information packs.
To recap, three ways you can make gold from nothing are: farming, reselling, and questing. Â When you do have a little more gold, though, I suggest that you invest in yourself by buying some profession training.
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.
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