If you ask 100 players in World of Warcraft what thing they would like to do most, most of them would say make more gold. What is it about this shiny little metal that gets so many players excited? Likely it's all the amazing things you can buy with it – from the epic mounts to the high-level gear and consumables needed to run the highest level raids.
So what exactly do you need to build your own truly epic gold stash? There are a few tricks you can use but mostly you just need to be smart about how you spend your gold and more importantly how you spend your time.
Using the Auction House
First on the list is the auction house. The auction house is by far the best way to make gold in World of Warcraft. It may seem boring at first, but if you think about it the auction house is very similar to the stock market in the real world. If you know what you're doing, have enough gold to get started, and are willing to spend a lot of time researching and learning about different items in the game you can make a ton of gold in very little time.
Now compare that to how most people make gold. They spend hours running around, farming on everything from herbs to ore to skins and beyond. In reality there is a cap on how much gold you can make using these methods. If you try to make gold solely from farming, you can make anywhere from 400 to 1000 gold per hour. But why stop there?
With the auction house you can actually make thousands of gold per hour and not actually spend any extra time playing the game. For sure time is needed to set it up and even more time will be spent checking in on your investments and reading up on the most recent news in the game, but after two or three weeks you can spend as little as 20 or 30 minutes in the auction house and make thousands of gold a day.
Getting the Right Tools
To use the auction house successfully, you need the right tools. This means getting add-ons for your World of Warcraft UI including Auctioneer, Market Watcher, Postal, and a couple other tools that may be useful to you. Exactly how you set up your auction house UI depends largely on what you prefer, but regardless of your preference you'll find that there are a lot of ways to make gold that don't require you to spend hundreds of hours each week farming.
In fact you can even pay other people to farm for you and make money off their work. The bottom line is this – if you're a smart player and invest time now you'll eventually be able to do pretty much anything you want in World of Warcraft with a big stash of gold.
Source White Market