There are plenty of ways to make gold in World of Warcraft, some are better than others of course. I would like to show you just some of the ways I have personally found that work great for racking up gold.
Now we all know once you hit level 80 in Wrath of The Lich King things start to get extremely pricey. Take for example the mounts, the Alliance; Mekgineers Chopper mount (Mechano-hog if you’re Horde), can run you upwards of 12500 gold!
Here are a few of the ways you can make some serious gold:
If you are serious about making some gold don’t bother with production professions. Pick up two gathering professions. I suggest mining and skinning because you can only track one gathering profession at a time. Search the borders of the regions for mineral nodes while skinning every animal you see along the way. After you have filled your bags, head to the auction house and sell all the materials you’ve gathered. You can make a huge profit from materials because all crafted items in the game require some of these to produce.
Play The Auction House
First of all, get an add-on that scans the auction house for information. There are plenty that do this but the most popular is called auctioneer. Check the auction house often for prices on items and try to remember what sells and what doesn’t. Using auctioneer you can see if an item is being sold for lower than average or higher. Pick up items that are much cheaper than average then sell them for a higher price. Make it a market for you! You can make a tonne of gold doing this and you don’t even have to leave a main city.
Farm Lower Level Dungeons
When you are at level 80 you are quite capable of running quite a few past dungeons solo. It should not take you long to clear a whole dungeon out by yourself, and doing so can net you materials, rare and epic items, gold and more! A few good dungeons to keep in mind are: Ramparts and Blood Furnace from the Burning Crusade expansion, or even some older dungeons in Azeroth such as: Stratholme, Scholomance, or any areas in the Black Rock Spire dungeon. Once again, run these until your bags are full and sell, you will be making gold very fast this way.