World of Warcraft – A Free Guide to Earning WoW Gold (Part 9)

World of Warcraft is a diversion for many of us where we interact with friends. For others World of Warcraft is a business. If you really want to make large sums of gold you have to look at the game as both.

The first thing that we discussed in this guide was effective use of the auction house. The reason the auction house discussion came first is because no matter what strategy you use to make gold in World of Warcraft, the auction house will be involved. Everything that you gather will go through it.

Using Professions to Fill Your Bank Account

At present there are 10 professions and 3 secondary skills available in World of Warcraft. While some of them are more suited to profitability than others, you can rest assured that you can make gold with all of them.

The professions available in World of Warcraft are Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Herbalism, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, Mining, Skinning, and Tailoring. Secondary skills are made up of Cooking, First Aid, and fishing.

These professions may be broken down further into crafting professions and gathering professions. Herbalism, Mining, and Skinning are considered gathering professions the rest fall into crafting.

In this guide we will discuss each and every Profession and Secondary skill in turn. We will talk about strategies detailing how to turn a profit nice profit for each.

When you start a new character it is advised that the only professions that you learn are gathering professions. These professions have the ability to generate quick income. Crafting professions tend to earn steady income over time.

This guide will be continued in part 10 where we will begin to break down the professions and learn now to make money with each one.