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My 3 Top Ways to Make Gold In Cataclysm
What a very appropriate question. Especially for me. As you may have noticed, I haven't had as much time to post here. This defiantly correlates to the game as well. My play time has been shortened so my daily routine has had to be shortened as well. Here are three things you can do to insure that no matter how little your play time is, you can continue to bring in a continuous stream of gold.
1. Use your Cool Downs!
Most crafting professions have a special Cool Down that can be used. Alchemy is a great example of this. Every 20 hours you can use a transmute such as True Gold. These are things that are time sensitive and usually take a few seconds to do. Also included here are simple daily quests. Look at the Cooking or Jewelcrafting Quests. You can only get one token a day for recipes, so make sure you're taking advantage of those.
2. Repost your goods!
Don't ever leave goods in your mailbox or bank that have expired. If the market can support the items, make sure you're reposting them! It's a pretty straight forward concept. If your items aren't listed, they cannot sale. The Auction House works for you when you cannot, so make sure you're keeping your auctions re-posted properly!
Whether you use Auctioneer, Auctionator, or a spreadsheet, make sure you're always checking popular goods for great deals. To use a phrase from Mike Wolf of American Pickers (Great show!) I don't know about every market, but I know enough to be dangerous! You can do the same thing! Know your main market or markets, but do enough research about other markets so you can spot a good deal when they make themselves available. I don't have a leatherworker, but I can pick up leatherworking items when I know it's a good deal. I no longer have a tailor, but I know enough to pick up under-priced spellthreads. It's simple things like those that add up. It's not going to make you rich overnight, but it will add to your overall income over time.
So that's what I do guys. Of course I craft when I can, but those are three things I never miss when my play time is limited. They are three of the biggest keys to success when it comes to budgeting your playtime.