Making gold without professions

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I just started playing WoW again and was wondering if there are any ways at level 85 to make significant amounts of gold without having any professions leveled up.

Thanks =)
Buy stuff in the AH that is priced well under market value. Sell said stuff at market value or higher. You'll need an addon like Auctioneer or similar ones.
Visit the herbalist and mining trainers. Pick up Herbalism and Mining. Go out in the world and level these professions, sell anything you gather on the auction house.

No, really. Do this. It'll probably make your more gold per minute spent than any other 'profession-less' approach, save playing the auction house (which requires you have a nest-egg saved up, the will to invest and the stomach to endure a loss).

The remaining option is questing - either any Northrend or Cataclysm quests you've not yet done (loot everything, sell quest rewards, AH BoEs you find if they're good) - or dailies, like the new ones in Hyjal.
Significant amounts? Yes, if you learn how to play the AH to buy & sell like a pro. But you do need gold to make gold there.

If you're any good you can solo old dungeons for gold and loot. If you die a lot, you may want go loremaster and do every single quests. Repair bills cost gold.

Dailies.
Farm volatiles and cloth, whichever is selling for more that particular day.

Generally volatile air (Uldum mobs), cloth (any fast respawning packs of humanoid mobs, ideally level 83-85+)


And dont forget fishing. Just buy a fishing pole and train fishing. As you fly around look for pools, even with level 1 fishing and no lure you can successfully fish out of pools. In Twilight Highlands, and I believe the new daily zone, you can fish volatile fire directly. You'll gradually level your fishing this way, making gold the whole way through.

What else. If a particular cloth is selling well, such as mageweave, go run a few mageweave dungeons and sell that.



I'd recommend a very basic but awesome mod, Auctionator.

Under the "Buy" tab, setup a shopping list, or a few of them. Add basic things you can farm to the list. Volatile Air, Volatile Water, Volatile Fire, Mageweave Cloth, Embersilk Cloth, various fish. Dont forget BC/LK eternals, sometimes eternal air is 60-200g per, of course they sell slower, but you can spend 30 minutes gathering 3-5, throw them up on a 48 hour auction for 199g each, and who knows maybe you get lucky.

The best time to farm any of these is when you have no competition at all and can literally set the price. People do this with primal/eternal air all the time.


And of course theres quests, dailies, etc.



My general feeling, if you can kill rapidly and have no competition in Uldum, and volatile airs are selling well, volatile farming generally beats out raw mining in terms of GPH. But if you have a dual gatherer that would generally overtake volatile farming. Also when farming you have a chance to get rare patterns or world drops which you have no chance of getting while mining. Its tough to say which is "best" but at least you dont need any professions to just go out and farm mobs...just a decent DPS spec to be optimal.
Farm Molten Core?
The three major way to make money without professions are:

(A) Farm old instances/raids for cloth/gold/Purple BOEs. Right now Wrath instances can do well as there is still a fair amount of gold dropped and Frostweave cloth sells well.

The advantage to this method is that you need zero money to start with, just a level 85 toon and ideally a friend (though there are ways to get into a raid with out a friend). The disadvantage is that it time consuming and can get boring.

(B) Farm the Auction House. This is the best way to make money but it requires you to have a decent amount of gold upfront AND it requires you to have a solid knowledge of your server's economics.

(3) Questing/Dailies. This shouldn't be overlooked. Many people just quest or run dungeons to level up and then forget about it. But going for Loremaster will make you several thousand in gold. Like (a) above it can be time consuming but usually isn't as boring.

My low-level rogue recently made 4k in one night just soling Deadmines about 20 times waiting for the parrot to drop. Wool and greens of that level go VERY well on our server, and after each run when I hit the AH, by the time the next run was done practically everything had sold.
i say either solo low level dungeons/raids or farm high-priced items to put on the auction house such as cloth, BoE's, volatiles, and such
If you're going to farm cata mobs/dungeons, don't forget to pop a treasure finding potion.

And open the little treasure chests while the potion is still active because you can get another chest inside the chest. :-)
Visit the herbalist and mining trainers. Pick up Herbalism and Mining. Go out in the world and level these professions, sell anything you gather on the auction house.

No, really. Do this. It'll probably make your more gold per minute spent than any other 'profession-less' approach, save playing the auction house (which requires you have a nest-egg saved up, the will to invest and the stomach to endure a loss).

The remaining option is questing - either any Northrend or Cataclysm quests you've not yet done (loot everything, sell quest rewards, AH BoEs you find if they're good) - or dailies, like the new ones in Hyjal.


well he said without professions...

people pretty much said everything

questing, killing mobs, selling items you dont need to vendors(if you can't sell it in ah) by low priced items in AH and sell them at higher prices.

ummm thats about it....

You could run dungeons for lowbies, who could then pay you

if you make a mage, you can make money off ports

solo mobs for lowbies maybe....

do quest for lowbies maybe....

if you have a multi-paggenger mount you can offer a taxi service...this may trigger the interest of lowbies, especially if you do quests for them...you do their quests while they loot and w/e, when you guys are done, you take the mount for quick transportation back at the quest giver...

if you can heal or tank, some people will pay you to que ue with them for dungeons for faster que ue times and so they know they have a good tank...IF you are a good tank

good luck...
Farm the air elementals in the northwest corner of Silithus for Essence of Air.

It is required for the agility enchants that go on heirloom weapons. It has a low (but steady) drop rate and those elementals are the only reliable source, and they're in a zone where nobody ever goes. So, the supply is low. You can sell them for a lot.

Oh, you can also sell Valor Point bracers and boots.

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