I got an e-mail from a reader requesting I go over some gold making strategies for people who have yet to get their hands on the Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft. I believe the majority of my previous posts about gold making would still work today, even after the Cataclysm, so I thought I’d do a quick re-cap of some of the things I’ve talked about recently!
Flipping items works just as well now as it did before the release of Cataclysm. If you’re only looking to grab a few extra gold, flipping Enchanting Vellums (sold by Enchanting Supply Vendors) or Vanishing Dust/Dust of Dispersion (sold by Inscription Supply Vendors) always works. One of my favorite niche markets is still flipping the three BoU pets sold by Breanni in Dalaran. They have actually gone up in price on my server, as it’s more of a pain to get to and from Dalaran now, so I tend to be the only one selling them.
If you happen to be an Engineer you could always check out my post on selling Engineering pets to make some decent gold. Or if you’re a tailor, Netherweave, Frostweave and Abyssal bags are still selling like hot cakes, plus the mats for the Abyssal bags are way cheaper now (on my server anyway) but they still sell for up to 300g. If Blacksmithing is more up your alley, I find a lot of the markets others worked so hard to control before Cataclysm hit, are now totally abandoned! For example, I’ve been selling Fel Iron Rods for 200g a piece! So check your Auction House, I’m sure there’s a gap left somewhere by someone who is now submerged in the expansion that you can fill!
If you want more pre Cataclysm gold advice, check back through the archives of some of the blogs on my blogroll as well! A lot of what was covered before might still work for you, and now you’ll have less competition!
Also, Zenith from Zenith’s Round Table has covered 3 ways to make gold without the expansion that are worth checking out!
Best of Luck!