All you people that say gold is easy, you know the game! I get herbs tons of them, I also fish for money it is no where near enough! Gold isn't easy for a new player. It Isn't!
I know other new players 6-months or less that don't have that kind of money either!
I have been playing for about four months, I like the storyline and collecting pets isn't going to stop me from enjoying the game!
Being told I can't do something fun because I am a new player? That takes a bit of fun out of it. “No! Bad New Player! You can't do this yet!”
It isn't fair to us new people. It would be with a level cap but not with an unfair price cap.
Look at it like this old people, You recommend a friend , but maybe there is some new thing that they have to earn the money on their own, say you like playing with the pets, but now you recommended friend can't join you, even though you wanted to play with them. Why? Because they can't earn the money! (Remember you can't give it to them.)
WoW says it encourages people to play together and older players to get along and play with the newer players, then they make something to drive a wedge between us!
Sorry, I am on the new people side!
You can always ask for help from many people in Trade Chat (some trolls may ridicule you, but thats what the /ignore list is for), gaming friends, guildies, and even websites like wowhead.com. A little research can aid bigtime for gold making.
Look at whats up on the AH and consider what professions you have. If you have nothing but production professions (alchemy, blacksmithing, engineering, tailor, leatherworking, enchanting, and inscription) without a corrisponding gathering profession (skinning, mining, and herbalism) (enchant often uses tailoring for mats so togeather they ignore this) then you have to get mats from somewhere else which eats up gold to level them up. Always have a production paired with its gathering profession. Many get twin gathering professions to get maximum gold and later drop one for a production profession later.
Stacks of copper ore and other low level mats do sell (just drop the buyout by 5 silver or so below the rest).
Low level green+ gear also sells fairly well (I place them at a buyout of 4-5 times the starting bid rounding up typically). Some sells (much) higher if the gear in question looks good for mogging (had some guy in trade chat offering 3000g for a lv45 plate legs)
Fish can be so-so depending on which ones, but IMO Blackmouths and Firefins sell well, plus you can get bound trunks which have a handful of coins, and a chance to hold leather, bolts of cloth, potions (those may sell, I find the basic healing potion (lv12) sells best and the superior+ do not, but that may be for the twinks), and sometimes green gear. Deviate Fish (and Deviate Delight if you have the recipe, just farm mobs in the Nothern Barrens) for me sell well, often 20+g a stack on the worst days.
Band aids and most cooked food (other then Deviate Delight) don't sell, but the cloth and raw foods can sell extreamely well, I often get 8g for a stack of 20 chunks of boar meat, stringy wolf meat, and small eggs which is easily farmed even by low level players.