A little over 2 months ago I decided I wanted to make gold to pay for WoW Tokens and get free game time. Here is my story of what I've been up to and how it has worked out...
I only play one character, a Holy Priest. I'm a casual player, only ever done 2 mythics, not in a guild and don't always have a lot of time to play. So first up was to look at what tools I had - Professions. I had almost finished the questlines for Tailoring
, it had taken me ages to get flying which was my focus until then. First up was to finish those and get as many rank 3 recipes I could (I still don't have them all).
I'm on a low pop server, Shadowsong EU. I had no idea what would sell and what wouldn't. I watched all of BregVids
gold videos on YouTube and had a few ideas (I highly recommend people watch them). I started small with throwing everything I had in my bank and inventory on the AH and see what sold. The results were terrible. None of the transmog stuff sold very often (I was expecting daily sales) and it seemed a crapshot in the dark.
People on here say go understand the market, but for me there was so much out there I had no idea where to start. What I ended up doing was looking at a snapshot of my server using the TSM database API
and exporting it to a spreadsheet. I then ordered the list by avg. daily rate sold and looked for things that I could make or get hold of that were still current. It seemed all the top Enchants (the Bindings of and Marks of) sold quite frequently and so I started selling those.
The results have been fantastic and way beyond what I could hope for. By focusing on one small area, I was able to expand my knowledge from there and make more and more money over time. I now have bought 3 WoW Tokens for 3 months game time and plan on getting 6 more at least before that runs out - and this is EU prices too.