You may think that the strategy ends there... well I took it one step further >:-) ...
So I decided to take this idea to the next level on an RP server. What I did was get a friend to bring a toon to the undead starting area and then I would go through the following steps:
- Create a toon.
- Take off my gear and give it to my companion.
- Log off.
- Delete my toon.
- Create another.
Will this really make you any sizeable amount of steady income? No. Is it funny as hell? Yes. Is it worth trying on a brand new server along will selling things like meats, vendor items and refreshing spring water? Absolutely.
Next time some level 1 or higher beggar comes up to you and asks for gold be sure to direct them to the enchanting trainer, the boars outside Orgrimmar, the inn keeper or even point to their clothes as a way to make gold. You'll be surprised how some will actually be desperate enough to try your advice and then they will be eternally grateful for your help. If all else fails you can also send them here.
If a player is level 80 and bothering you, perhaps it's time they took a look at the tutorials section on this site?