Gold Queen Website has 6 months left to live
Good morning readers. It’s May 2018.
Since October 2010 I have focused on bringing you the World’s best gold guides.
When I look back at guides written in 2010 and 2011 I cringe at their ineptitude. Yet behind the “what I did today”s and the “how I sneakily made 100g” was always that intention to serve and to help. Over time we became an amazing resource. A mixture of how-tos, opinions, news, catch-ups, humour, ideas, and reminders.
Ah, reminders. Sometimes, half of my job is reminding you of old gold making ideas that you once knew and have forgotten, and the other half is encouragement, telling you that you can do it, you just need to organise yourself, get things in order, google the right guides, put them together in the right order, reward yourself, keep going.
The Gold Queen has been making a financial loss IRL for 8 years.
I’ve been bankrolling TGQ from my own pocket.
You may be surprised to hear this, but costs of hosting, newsletter storage, AWS, antipiracy software, accountancy, ISP, electricity. I also INSIST on paying graphics creators their full due worth.
When I started blogging in 2010, the world’s largest warcraft gold blogger told me to fake it til you make it. Pretend you’re a guru, that you know everything, never admit to having to look up information, never show humanity or weakness. I disagreed. I decided in 2010 that being human, making mistakes in public, being available, laughing with you, hanging out with you, supporting you on twitch and twitter and facebook, were the important things. I decided not to demand money from you. But now I’m in need.
I need some financial support from you.
I can understand why it’s hard to financially support me. After all, I’m autistic, and sometimes I have an autistic regression and burnout crashes down on me like depression for months, where I lose a lot of speech and personal care abilities. Who wants to pay for nothing? It makes me feel ashamed. That’s why when I come out of regression I blog like crazy, pumping out guide after guide at 2am, 4am, I want to make it up to you.
I need financial support. I deserve financial support.
Imagine a plumber comes to your house and says “I’ll give you 80% of the plumbing for free, just pay me for the last 20%” Or your internet provider says “I’ll give you free internet for 80% of the month, but the last 6 days you need to pay”.
80% of The Gold Queen is free. And will remain free, for as long as I can give that to you.
If you want the last 20%, and the whole 100% organised in easy to follow format, you are invited to support my patreon.
I want to give you TGQ for free forever. But without support, TGQ is scheduled to close on 1 November 2018
What do Patreons Get?
Beta Access to TGQ’s Ultimate Gold Making Video Course. With a decade of information, step by step, categorised, from zero to a million, in HD Video.
The guide is not complete yet. But I’m working hard on it. The more that new writer Gold Dragon works on TGQ, the more I can write on the video guides.
- Eternal Gold Guide
- Farming spots
- BfA changes
Want Free Stuff?
I have for you:
Twitter, all day, most days.
The Blog. Delivered by website, or by email into your inbox. Your choice.
Gold Making Course. Delivered once a week by email. I pay for this also.
Twitch When I have enough social energy I’ll log on and hang out with you!
Patreon-supported Membership-only video website
Give Me It Free
“if you close TGQ, then someone else will do it for free”
There are already 20-50 other players giving away content for free.
Gold Farmers have always been giving away free content. But after a year of giving, they are burnt out, worn out, poor, tired and exhausted. They move on. I have a long list of wonderful, good hearted gold makers who have given to the community but were not supported. Don’t make me list them. They’re good people and don’t deserve negative words.
Without TGQ, gold making will continue. There will be an endless parade of new twitch streamers, new youtubers, new bloggers, new redditors, new writers, who discover useful information, give it to you, and move on. Tiny Bites. Little pieces of the puzzle.
The gold making puzzle needs understanding from start to finish. When I’m gone, no one else will know. You’ll have no organising, no encouragement, no reminders, no check lists, no cheat sheets. You’ll have an endless parade of “I’m the best” “no I’m the best” “no me!”
Are there any gold makers who know the whole economy from start to finish?
TLDR: Someone already does it for free. They do tiny parts of it for free. Only the parts that are profitable for google, or youtube, not profitable for you.
How to Keep TGQ Going
- A small donation to TGQ personally over Ko-Fi. You’ll help me buy my food this week, but not to keep the website going.
- Become a Patreon. You get beta access to the video course.
- Send me a hug. If you can’t afford $1 a week, then I totally sympathise. Come hug me on twitter?
Remember: TGQ becomes profitable by November 1, 2018, or we close.
About the Author
Warcraft’s longest running Gold Making blog, The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande since 2010. Working on her 14th level 110, she has 9 years expertise in making gold, 19,000+ achievements, 1593 days played, over 39 million gold earned, and now playing World of Warcraft Legion live on www.twitch.tv/thegoldqueen The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling, snatch lists, and farming gold making. Want more updates on Warcraft Battle for Azeroth? Support my Patreon for exclusive pre-release Gold Guides