Cataclysm is coming up and the only things left in wow is making gold, getting your last achieves and maybe finishing some bosses in ICC you have not done yet.
With a big amount of gold, you will have an advantage when the expansion hits to speed level professions, get gear, mounts and achievements before anyone else.
I make thousands of gold a week doing next to nothing. Blizzard made this expansion so you can make tons of gold without having to buy from ebay or any other site, but for some people making gold have always been a walk in the park.
Sure it was harder in Vanilla (level 60) but I’m using the same methods now as I did back then and it’s all about using auction house. You do not need any professions to make gold, but if you have a profession, you have more options and it will make the job a little easier.
I am going to start with something very simple, which is grinding mobs in Eastern Plaguelands. You can kill these mobs with a level 55~ char, but obviously it is faster if you use a level 80. I just mention this because if you are leveling on a new server and you need gold this method can be very helpful.
What you want to do is to run from one place to another clearing all the water elementals you see. The item we are looking for is Essence of Water but there are also greenies and other things worth picking up.
The essence of water is going for around 30g on Ravencrest-EU and I have not seen the price go down for weeks. Obviously, when this method is known, it will not be as effective but until then you get tons of gold for doing practically nothing. In addition, you can do it on your low-level alt while leveling.
Here is a screenshot from 23.09.2010
You will easily farm loads of these essences and to avoid the price dropping too fast you do not want to put more then 5-8 on the auction house at a time. Flooding AH is never a good thing.
I know for some people they expected more and I hope you got my point about this post, which is finding something that is easy to farm and put the price sky high for a good profit. I cannot guarantee this will work on all servers, but it worked for me the last few weeks on Ravencrest EU and I have earned loads on Essence of water alone. Taking into account the Krol Blade I got last week and all the greens I disenchant I am up in a good 1600 gold from 1 hour of farming.
Title of this post is "A Small slice of a very big cake". Yes I have many more methods I use but this should do for now. Good luck!