As a self-confessed Auction house junkie, I have amassed a decent amount of gold. Not blow your mind amounts by any means at all, but a decent amount.
Pug Tanking in Heroic End Times on my Tailor /X-mute Alchemist I won some decent shoulders . I normally tank on this toon so I made a comment, "Aww snap, I have to spend gold to get this sucka re-forged enough to be viable for decent tanking. I hate spending my hard earned gold that way! I'm Asian, and I hate spending my gold lol" Trolling my group for some sort of racially profiled sterotype.
The conversation progressed and lead to my healer asking me for gold every minutes of the last 10 minutes of the game.
Seriously dude? I can give you 10,000 gold and not even dent my budget, but with that 10k, I will put 3k of that into some elementium and I will PROFIT from gems and bars, 4k into cloth and PROFIT from bags and shirts, 3k into herbs and PROFIT from glyphs and Potions of Treasure Finding.
I pointed him to Cold, Euripedes and Jim-Flux but all he can say is that he is too busy to read these blog posts just give him the gold.
THEIR TECHNIQUES ARE SO WELL BLOGGED IT IS PUBLIC DOMAIN!!! I am even twitter buddies with two of em!!
Herin comes the lesson.
You can lead a man to the spring of knowledge but no matter how long you hold their head under, unless they want to take a drink it is just a waste of time and you go to gaol afterwards. (I'm Aussie... look up gaol in google and increase your vocabulation)
I am an avid fan of the Free Enterprise System. It is a lot like Capitalism except everyone who has a fair go gets dough.
I believe in the unlimited wealth that is around us just waiting to be tapped!! If you are a WoW player and doubt this, buy 20 Netherweave Cloth for 10g (1 stack) make it into bolts, buy 1x rune thread turn it into a bag sell it for 20g on almost any night (or whatever prices are comparable to your server economy) and no matter how many times you do it, there seems to be no sating the demand for this market!
Naysayers will say that having multiple vendors for a similar product will cause over saturation. THEORETICALLY that is a valid point, but in a free enterprise system, the successful entrepreneur will have their share of that market AS WELL as looking for other ways to make the most of the money that they have made.
I hope the healer dude ends up reading Scottie's posts or Jims (both have a fantastic beginner's blog for WoW Gold making) and take their lessons to heart.
I know that by putting effort and observation regarding the trends, one can truly benefit financially, be it in Azeroth or IRL, yet the courage to take the first step is always the biggest hurdle.
On my next sermon series, I will speak about the cause and effect of Legislation and how it was used to train the attitudes of slaves into free men. Looking forward in sharing that with y'all.