WoW Herbalism, Mining, Skinning, and Gold-Making Guide: Legion
If you want to make gold by using gathering professions then you are in for a treat. You will have to spend some time farming and running around after plants and rocks but in the end it's worth it if you follow some tips I learned along my WoW career.
- Get addons - You should download relevant addons since they will help you along the way. Auctionator and something like GatherMate will make your life easier.
- Items from the last expansion aren't always the best money-making bet but more about this later.
- Have a lot of patience - Farming is boring and it numbs your brain so be ready for it.
- If you farm a lot then you can find yourself a private buyer which will buy any quantity you provide. This saves time and Auction fees.
- Get big bags. You'll need them.
Herbalism Gold Making Guide
If you want to make money with herbalism then you are in for a treat. Gathering professions aren't what they used to be but they can be and they are still profitable. If you would rather take a walk in the wilds and find plants than staying in a city all day long, then more power to you.
Earlier I said something about latest items not being the best to sell. This is true and false at the same time. Latest items from an expansion are in high-demand but the supply is also high because everybody farms them (especially in Legion).
This heavily depends on your server economy but sometimes you can make gold by farming old-school herbs. They are still in demand since people level alts and they are too lazy to get a gathering profession so they buy all the mats in the Auction House.
You can find out what to farm by using the Auctionator add-on.
After you have downloaded the add-on, just go in-game to an auction house, press the Buy Tab, then the Advanced Search button, set the search parameters and voila. The add-on will scan for all the herbs and you can sort them by price or by availability.
This will tell you what to farm and what is profitable.
After finding your desired product then you can search the interwebs for a farming route and there you are. You can now start farming plants for gold. Hooray!
Mining Gold Making Guide
Mining is basically the same as herbalism but mining has got one more monetizing option.
Just to recap : Get Auctionator and GatherMate, use Auctionator to find what Ore's sell best, search for a farming route, proceed to farming.
Easy-peasy. Now with Mining you can also smelt ore and turn it into bars. You can again use Auctionator and you can search the price of an ore and the price of a bar. If the price of the ore(s) is smaller than the price of the bar then you can proceed to buy ores or farm them and then sell the bars for higher profit.
You are basically taking a cheap ore, using your skill and time to transform it into bars, sell the bars for more since you put love and work into that bar and there you go: Profit!
Skinning Gold Making Guide
Skinning is the same as the other gathering professions. One main advantage is that this profession allows for some extra gold from mob drops but it also fills your bag faster.
If you're a skinner then you know the struggle of no bag space but alas at least we're making gold, right?
This profession uses the same technique, research your market, find a suitable spot for farming and then proceed to getting rich.