So here is the story. I am on a small server for 5 years, Azshara, I have millions of gold.
I have plenty of toons, I have every profession but engineering and archeology, 4 alchemists, 2 jcs, and I make more money right now with inscription/blacksmithing and jewel crafting. I had two independent conversations with different people, they both had about 1000g , and they both were amazed that after 5 years of playing I had 7 million gold. I told thim, this is my hobby, this is what I do when I get home, I check prices all day long on theunderminejournal.com at work and buy them on my iphone remote auction house application. I mill and prospect forever. I do my best to learn TSM , install the TSM application so every hour my TSM has up to date prices and it lets me know what to craft. Simple Easy Peasy stuff. Both players had exactly the same response. They said, thatís too hard and too long, I want to make a lot of gold really fast.
Its amazing to me that in the real world people are the same way, whatever I have to do to make a lot of money the fastest easiest way. The honest answer in life there is no easy fast way to go from $1000 to $1,000,000. Through buying and selling. Its hard work. Its trial and error. No one sat down at wow the first time and figured out everything in 20 minutes.
I now have both players farming cloth , herb and ore, its slow for them and I am over paying what I could wait and force a lower price. My goal really is to help these players understand the auction house. They feel if they list anything and it doesnít sell in 48 hours. Itís a disaster, a travesty. I have thousands of auctions, TSM tells me at anytime the value of all the goods I have on the auction house at any time, its consistently over 400,000g worth of items on the auction house. If two thousand sell, I am not bitter , I am not angry, I am happy that I have 2k more gold then I did 24 hours ago. Keep in mind I have had days of 50k in sales, so the point is to keep trying, level as many toons with as many different professions as possible. Nothing comes easy, There is no shortcut to millions of gold in warcraft. You are going to have to read and try and ask questions and google those answers because people are wrong or worse lie intentionally.
I told two people on my server, hey I am on stormspire.net , jimmyolsenblues, I will help you. Neither one contacted me. People just donít want to know its hard work and they have to learn. It is really a wonderful lesson in life that warcraft has given me, even though it stole the last 5 years of my free time.