I enjoy your blog very much, and there is a lot to learn. I started seriously getting interested in gold making, during WTLK, when I was scraping to pay my repair bills and elixirs for raiding. I was actually running dailies for these.
Since then I've gotten:
- 6 x Artisan Riding (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=
- 4 x Master Riding (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=
- 1 x Mechano-Hog (http://www.wowhead.com/item=
- 2 x Mekgineer's Chopper (http://www.wowhead.com/item=
- 1 x Vial of the Sands (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=
- and a bunch of other odds and ends.
Most of my gold I made with alchemy and jewelcrafting.
These days I have little time, and prefer to spend a short time every day to make some gold, like 30 minutes, and a bit more time to level a lower level alts. The dungeons queues for my end game DPS-es are just too long, tanking and healing is just not my favorite. Lower level dungeons are fun and short and to the point, even for tanking and healing.
My daily routine?
Jewelcrafting (horde and alliance):
Lately I find the margins very low, and not really worth the effort. You can still make gold, especially using the monopoly tactics (see below). The dailies are very easy, give guild points, XP and gold, and of course a token a day keeps the competition away. Profitable? Not really.
Alchemy (x3 toons) for transmutations.
This can make some nice gold. Depending on the markets, I do one of these:
Transmute: Living Elements (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=
Transmute: Water to Air (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=
Transmute: Truegold (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=
For a bit more gold, and for fun, I do what I call "Monopoly tactics":
In order to raise the price of certain items you want to craft and sell, I found one way of raising the prices, which is buying out ALL of one of the materials you need for them. I have a very large gold base, so investing 4000 gold in buying all Pyrium Bars (http://www.wowhead.com/item=
You can really do this tactic with a lot of items. Lets say you want to sell a glyph, but the price is 3 gold, just spend 100 gold to buy them all, post a few of them for 58, 60 and 62 gold, and by the time you sell 3 you will have a nice profit. Also raw gems work nicely like this. Of course you can be left with a lot of stock that you don't know what to do with. Sometimes I just keep it, sometimes I overflood markets and sell them off lower than I bought them, bringing the markets down, so I can start the cycle again. And sometimes I loose out completely (money gone & no buyers), but that is just part of the game.