Sep 232008

I got the idea for this from a gold blog, MakeWoWgold – Myth #5 – Low levels can’t make gold – and thought I’d add my 2 cents worth. Especially since I make 95+% of my gold with low levels.

Low levels characters can make a lot of gold and some will even argue that they should make pretty much ALL of your gold. The tips below are covered in vastly greater detail in the Massive Gold Blueprint, but what I’m putting down here will get you started.

What they’re not doing, of course, is grinding motes on the Elemental Plateau or hunting up adamantine ore or Fel Lotus in the Outlands. Heck, even newbs can do this stuff and make gold.

The method is to buy low and sell higher and this can be done with your level 1s. You’ll need some seed money which you can get from your high level or by grinding ore for a bit. Then you look for the deals.

Find vendors selling limited items. These are the items that are only available in small quantities from any given vendor, generally 1 to 3 at a time. Once bought they’re gone until the vendor gets new stock (a few minutes to a few hours.)

All of the big cities have these vendors and many of the small towns do, as well. The two item vendors at the DarkMoon Faire have quite a variety of limited items, which is why you’ll see people camping them.

Many, not all, of these items will sell for more, sometimes a lot more, on the Auction house than what you pay for them. For example, you can buy Fel Lotus (every once in awhile) from the Faire for 4 gold a piece, then sell it for 15-30 gold, depending on all the usual factors.

Clothing items also sell. The White Wedding Dress, in Stormwind, sells to you for about 1 gold and sells on the AH for 8-12.

When you find items make a note of their prices and check the Auction House prices. Make it a habit to do that and you will start finding items that are very much worth your while to buy and resell. The items prices will vary wildly from server to server, so you should really make youir own list. The Auctioneer addon is a big help here, but even if you don’t have it or want it you can still do this stuff.

Certain basic items needed by crafters also sell nicely. Some crafters look to powerlevel their skill and just buy everything off the AH. They’re not interested in deals or best prices, they just gather it all up and gain 200 points to their skill in a couple of hours. So on some servers you can buy the Copper Rod, needed by Enchanters, for pennies and resell it for several gold.

Park a level 1 alt in each of the majors cities, send them some gold to get started (when you have enough) and then you won’t have to spend time flying all over the place. With these alts in place you can log into Alt #1, buy stuff, and then send it to your banker. Repeat with Alt #2 and Alt #3.

Every now and then you will see a killer deal on the Auction House. Buy it and resell it. This is one of the methods used by some to make lots of gold.They just by a lot of stuff at a time and resell it.

One of the nice things about this is that you don’t have to use your high levels for grinding/farming. Use the low levels to get the gold, use your higher levels for the fun stuff.

Now go make a stash.

Jul 082008

 Update 7/15/2012: I did a speed run, using these methods, sometime back. Brand new characters, brand new server, no friends, guilds, transfers, gold buying, etc. I made over 6k gold in 30 days without trying too hard. Since the entire guide is in video format it should be easy for anyone to learn the techniques and do the same. Or better. Currently I’m doing over 5k gold per day. That’s mostly through crafting, but I still use these techniques and when starting on a new server I still use them extensively.

The Massive WoW Gold Blueprint, by Jon Kenins, is probably the best guide on the market to making a ton of gold in the World of Warcraft.

Well so what?? There are a number of them out there, aren’t there? Yes, there are, but there are a couple of very interesting differences with the Gold Blueprint:

  1. Most guides tell you to farm this, and grind that. The Blueprint does zero farming, and zero grinding. You will never have to visit the Elemental Plateau again (unless youi want to, for some reason) and, in fact, you will never have to use your high level characters to farm anything. Everything in the Blueprint is done with characters under level 10.
  2. Most guides are either printed up on websites (such as the forums) or as Adobe PDFs. The Massive Gold Blueprint is done entirely with video and the videos are better than what you will find on YouTube.)

Jon is confident enough in what he is teaching that he states, right up front,  I’ll show you how to get 1,000 Gold in 30 days (starting from 0 on a new server.) No 70s, no buying gold, no begging, no borrowing from the guild. From scratch with brand new, level 1 characters.

So How Does This Work?

First, some background: Typically one line of advice given (and I’ve given it) to get the gold is to get the skinning, mining, or herbalism) skills and work them as you level up. Skins and ores, and especially herbs right now, of pretty much any level, sell quite nicely. Ok, yawn, you’ve heard those before. That’s my point.

Of course, there’s also a number of good farming opportunities in the Outlands which can yield upwards of 1-200 gold per hour. Of course most of us would rather be raiding, PvPing, or having fun rather than mindless grinding.

Additionally the level 70 crowd can do the various daily quests, each of which which pays 5 to 20 gold, plus some quest rewards and whatever items are collected on the way. If you’re efficient with your dailies you can easily make over 100 gold per hour. Heroic dungeons, open only to 70s, are also good sources of loot.

But wouldn’t it be nice to use your mains for the fun stuff and not have to use them for farming? Wouldn’t it be better to use your low level “alts” for the gold making instead?

I think so. Far beyond a PDF collection of tips on grinding locations, The Massive WoW Gold Blueprint is a set of videos and audios that takes you on a step by step route from getting started to Auction House Mastery.

Every tip is covered with a video that shows you exactly how it’s done. Even if you’re brand new, with no character over level 1, on a new server, and don’t know Stormwind from Karazhan. In fact, here are some example videos.

This quote from Jon on the Blueprint Home Page nicely sums up the whole Blueprint system:

Here’s what I discovered (referring to gold gathering.) Once you have a good handle on playing the Auction House, you can make TWICE AS MUCH Gold per hour by simply sitting in the Auction House buying and selling goods, compared to any other activity you can think of in WoW. Twice as much!

That was an eye opener for me. But that’s not all. I also discovered that the most efficient way to play the Auction House is to dedicate a team of characters specifically to auction activities. You actually LOSE money by trying to work your established higher-level toons into the mix.

I’m not talking about a single “mule” character that you park in Ironforge or Orgrimmar. I’ve tested and tweaked my way to an optimal set-up of six alt characters, stationed in specific locations where they become the backbone of a system of “Profit Pipelines” . . . an underground system that works like crazy

And the punchline:

Nowadays, I spend 1 – 2 hours per day on Gold-making activities in the Auction Houses on the two servers I play regularly. I make a comfortable 5,000 Gold per week. I know I could make five times as much if I were willing to put in 8 hours a day at the Auction House. But what would be the point?

5,000 Gold a Week for 1 to 2 Hours per Day

So is this really possible? Absolutely. I’ve been using these techniques to great effect and when you read the Blueprint forums you’ll find lots more people also getting great results. You’ll also find additional tips.

Most people will find 1-2,000 gold a week to be easy, 5k a week will take a bit of practice, and some, who put in the time, will do quite a bit more.

The weak spot? Well, the one weak spot, if you could call it that, is that there’s a bit of a learning curve. There’s no grind here, looking for that magic bullet that will make you rich. You won’t be given the secret location to the special item which sells for 5k gold (it’d be nice if there was such a thing, wouldn’t it?) You’ll have to spend the time to watch the videos and run some characters around. Hard work, right? 😉

You’ll also have to use a couple of character slots to build your network, but do you really have that many main characters?

Now some people, who haven’t a clue, will tell you that to make gold you need to do your dailies (decent gold, but you need a 70) or, if you’re low level, to gather this or that (eg: linen cloth) and sell it. That works, but it should only be a start. The Blueprint will end the need for using your mains to dig for rocks.

Sacking Stormwind/Orgrimmar

The problem with using your mains for endless gathering is that you’re not using them for the fun stuff, ie: PvP, Raids, sacking Stormwind/Orgrimmar, etc.

Blueprint step 1 is easy enough (none of the steps are as hard as farming primals.) You’re going to make a level 1 toon and run it straight the closest capital city. This character will not level and will, in fact, do nothing except handle all the buying and selling chores for your mains and your network.

Step two is to get a cash flow started, so you’ll make a second character who will do the gathering. Gather up a few stacks of ores, skins, or herbs (or even fish) and send them to your mule to sell.

Nest, you’ll dive into buying, trading, cross-factions, and obtain expertise with the Auction House. You’ll spin those first few coins into enough gold to buy your Epic Flying Mount (6,000 gold with the training) out of petty cash.

WoW Gold StashHere’s a screenshot of my Alliance Stormwind mule (Auction House Banker.) I don’t have any characters over 35 (as of this writing) on that server and the only grinding I do is incidental skinning and mining.

Not a bad total. All from using only some of the techniques of the blueprint. No cross-faction trading and not much of a network. So if a person can do this using only a few techniques, what could one do by following the whole blueprint?

And yes, that Epic Flying Mount will be petty cash (when I get that character to 70) along with some pretty decent twinkage (getting the hot gear and enchants to extract every last bit of power from a character.)

Here’s What You Get

Once you have your Blueprint you’ll login to the site and access four modules, each intended to take a week (about an hour or two a day of game time,) but it’ll be a lot less if you have more time and/or are already clued into how the game works. Dozens of videos are broken up into the following sections:

Update: In preparation for the Wrath of the Lich King Jon has updated the Blueprint to cover Cashing in on Herbs and Inscription.

  1. Week one – The basics are covered. You’ll get your characters and network up and running, you’ll learn how to use the auction house, and you’ll get started with your initial gold generation.
  2. Week two – You’ll move into higher gear with the Auction House. You’ll learn about buying and selling specific items and you’ll learn about certain market niches, in-depth. Also covered are AH Best Practices and common AH mistakes.
  3. Week Three – Now that you’ve got some real gold flowing you’ll be working with higher-priced items and get the in-depth scoop on working with those items. Plus more best practices and worst mistakes, finding cross-faction trading opportunities, as swell as keeping notes and lists.
  4. Week Four – You will start realizing the full potential of the Massive Gold Blueprint method. You will establish a set of lucrative Profit Pipelines that you can work through fast when you log in each day to make even more gold. In-depth on more expensive and exotic items. You will achieve full Auction House mastery.

Yeah, Right…

Of course, the first thing some people will say is something like this, “Bah, that’s easy. I can do 1k gold in a day or two.”

Sure you can. But can you do that when none of your toons is over level 10? When you don’t have a guild or high level character donating cash to your characters? In other words, starting from scratch on a new server? Can you earn 1000 gold in 30 days, starting from zero?

How’s this? To prove it’s possible, Jon came up with the “30 Day Speed Run to 1,000 Gold.” He gives every last detail, including what good he obtained and how he sold them. By the way, he made a lot more than 1,000 gold and you get all the notes from that speed run when you grab the Blueprint.

This is what it looks like when you log in:

Massive WoW Gold Members Area

Note that I am a full member. The video is a guide to using the site and getting the most out of it, also available as a PDF. Tthe items in the menu at the top of the page will let you bring up any of the over one hundred of the videos on the site (and the site is constantly updated with new stuff.)

There’s also a forum with a lot of additional info and tips.

Ok, This Looks Good

  • Over 68 videos covering every aspect of the system plus bonus videos (such as Inscription gold) as they are created.
  • 7+ hours of audio with more info and questions answered (questions that were submitted by Blueprint users.)
  • Blow by blow detail of the 30 day run to 1,000 gold
  • A system that will work for you even if you’re brand new to the game, are starting over on a new server and have no levels and no connections, and that will even work if you have several level 70s.
  • Full money back guarantee, but if you follow the system it’ll be hard not to make lots of gold. This means that there’s no risk for you.

To sum it up – If you’re the player who’d like to have a lot more WoW gold and either doesn’t have high level characters or would like to use them for something other than farming gold, then hop over to the Massive WoW Gold Blueprint and join us on the inside, right now.

Massive WoW Gold Blueprint Launch is Coming to a Close

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May 312008

If you are considering the Massive WoW Gold Blueprint then you should think about getting it now. On the 2nd of June three things will happen:

  1. The price goes up by $30
  2. The Invite to Gold Speed Run 2 goes away. That run should be starting in a couple of days. You also won’t get the detailed logs from Gold Speed Run 1.
  3. The access to the four Q&A calls goes away

It’ll still be a very worthwhile package to pick up, as it completely blows away everythng else out there, but if you grab it now then you get the discount and the extra goodies.

Most of the other guides are PDFs, which is fine, and one of those PDFs is mostly screenshots, which isn’t. The Blueprint is a series of videos which walk you through every step of setting up your gold machine.

Consisting of four modules, each covering a week, the blueprint will teach you everything you need, regardless of whether you’ve been playing WoW since beta, like my boys, or started yesterday. For example, week 1 consists of 21 videos, including three videos for installing and managing addons (you’ll find these addons make the gold game much easier.)

If you’ve looked at the videos in the previous posts then you know the quality of the videos in the guide. They’re similar, but longer and go into more detail and there’s a lot more of them.

I’ve always enjoyed the gold game and have managed to obtain quite a bit on my WoW characters and those of other MMOs that I’ve played. I’m going through this blueprint and am taking notes, because I think it’s going to make the gold game much easier and faster to play.

I think that if you follow this guide then by the time you get to 70 you’ll be buying that Epic Flying Mount (costs 6k with the training) out of petty cash. You’ll have lots left over to put these expensive enchants on your epic weapons, too. I know, the enchants are cheap, it’s the materials that are expensive.

So click through here and you’ll see what it’s all about. Then look through the previous posts to see some of the sample videos.

edit 6/1/08: I emailed Jon and I need to correct something. The fast action bonuses are going away on Monday the 2nd, probably in the evening. The price will increase, but it might not happen on Monday. So if you want access to speed runs 1 & 2, act before Mon eve. If you want the discount, you might have a few extra days. I don’t know exactly when the price will increase, but it will happen. Probably no more than a week from now.

Massive WoW Gold Blueprint, Live at Noon (PST)

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May 272008

Hey all,

Let’s make some gold!

The Massive WoW Godl Blueprint, by Jon Kinens, goes live at Noon (Pacific Time) today and the Launche Period will last till the end of the day on June 1. After that  you’ll still be able to grab it, but here are three reasons not to wait:

  1. The price goes up by $30 on the 2nd.
  2. You will no longer have access to Gold Speed Run 2, or the logs from the 1st Gold Speed Run. By the way – the speed run is this: 30 days to 1000 gold (or more) with brand new characters. You get step by step detail for both.
  3. You will no longer be able to access the four live Q&A sessions that Jon will be having with the early buyers.
  4. Here’s the link, but it’s not live till noon (PST) Massive WoW Gold Blueprint

So if you wait you’ll lose out on some goodies.

Here are some FAQs about the Blueprint that Jon sent along:

  1. Is this yet another PDF e-book to download, or what?

    Answer: No! The Blueprint is a set of videos with detailed step-by-step instructions. You simply watch the videos, then do what I tell you (lol). There are more than 80 videos altogether, a little over 14 hours of entertainment, thrills (ahem), and yes… hard-hitting, surefire, Gold-making information.

    I’ve deliberately made The Massive Gold Blueprint completely different than all the other gold guides on the market, because it’s obvious that for many of you, the other gold guides *don’t work*!

  2. Can I download the videos to my own computer? Yes. But bear in mind that these are extremely high quality videos and the files are huge, several gigabytes in all. I expect most Members will watch online, and I’ve set up a high-performance video streaming system (hosted by to make sure you get fast loading, glitch-free viewing.Downloads are available in Quicktime video format (MOV files), and I’m also giving you MP3 audio files of everything, so you can listen on the move, take notes at work (hehe) etc.
  3. Do I need a Level 70 to make this work?Absolutely not. One of the cool things about the Blueprint Method is that it works without any outside help at all. In other words, you can follow the plan starting out from scratch on a new server, or even if you are just starting to play WoW. No previous experience required  🙂
  4. Is this method only useful for lowbies and noobs? Again… absolutely not. I realize this may be hard to appreciate and accept until you see the thing in action, but the fact is that even for top endgame veterans with multiple 70’s, my Blueprint method is hands down the fastest way to make Gold in the game.I’m one of those end-gamer vets myself, I have seven Level 70’s on 3 servers, and I NEVER farm or grind or do dailies for Gold anymore, it’s basically just a waste of time. Instead I spend 1 – 2 hours a day using the Blueprint technique, not even using my main  characters, and I make enough Gold every week to keep all my “big guys” happy… and then some.
  5. What’s this I hear about another Gold Speed Run?You’ve probably seen my videos about the Gold Speed Run I did a couple of months ago on a brand new server. Well, I’m doing it again, this time as a “Fast Action” bonus for owners of The Massive Gold Blueprint.Basically, I’m starting the challenge again from scratch, beginning next Tuesday (June 2). I’m going to do it on a server that YOU GUYS get to pick, and I’m even going to give all the Gold I make to one of the Speed Run II participants.PLUS – I’m doing all-new videos while I’m on the new Speed Run challenge. If you get in on this bonus, you’ll  be getting at least 6 hours more of fresh video and audio updates as the 30-day Run continues… posted to a special private area within the membership, just for Fast Action winners.

So there you have it. I really hope you’ll get the jump on the crowd, and catch the early bonuses – if you get into the Gold Speed Run II challenge, you get to race Jon and everyone else (and me) to 1,000 Gold… it’s going to be a blast!

Here’s the link again: Massive WoW Gold Blueprint

The Massive WoW Gold Blueprint Goes Live Tuesday

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May 262008

The Massive WoW Gold Blueprint is scheduled to launch at 12 noon (PST) on Tuesday, the 27th. If you need to convert that to your time, anywhere in the world, then go here.

What you need to do if you want to get in on the launch is click through and join the notification list. That way you’ll get notice as soon as this puppy goes live. While you’re at it, watch the videos (links below.)

Why hop on the launch as early as possible?

  1. You’ll get started building your gold stash before those who don’t
  2. You’ll get a pile of bonuses for buying early, including
    • Access to all the info for the Gold Speed Run 2 – this is where Jon builds new characters on a new server and earns at least 1000 gold in 30 days. No 70s to help out, no generous guilds, no sugar daddies.
    • Four Q&A sessions, only available to people who buy in early, where Jon will answer any and all questions about WoW gold and the Blueprint.
    • The logbook from Gold Speed Run #1 – with all the details on how he already did the speed run… what he bought, where he went, how he did it.
    • And there’s more
  3. You’ll save $30 over the final price. Yep, he’s going to increase the price after June 1.

So what’s in this thing? This Massive WoW Gold Blueprint?
For starters, it’s a series of modules designed to teach you how to set up your gold creation network of characters. The blueprint will walk you step by step, with videos and PDFs, through every step of setting up your gold machine.

He does recommend doing this on a non-PvP server, for the simple reason that you can have characters on both sides, Alliance and Horde. This makes it easier to do cross-faction buying and selling. If you’re on a PvP server, like all of my characters, then you can still work the blueprint, but you won’t be doing the cross-faction work unless you have two accounts.

In addition, everything is accessible to the brand new WoW player. Don’t know Stormwind from a hole in the ground? He’ll tell you everything you need to cash in on Stormwind, including how to get there from the starting area. (All the experienced Ally players now groan…)

Instead of giving advice like. “Use Auctioneer to play the Auction House…” he’ll give you a set of videos which will show you exactly, step by step, how to do that.

Never had more than a few gold to your character’s name? The Gold Blueprint will fix that. Brand new to the game and don’t know where to go? The Blueprint is for you.

No matter what level you are you’ll learn a path to getting all the gold that your characters will be able to use. The speed runs were all started with level 1 characters.

So check it out and get all the gold your characters will ever need.

The Mightly Massive WoW Gold Blueprint Contest

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May 222008

The Massive WoW Gold Blueprint is a step by step guide to putting massive amounts of World of Warcraft Gold into your account. It will come out in a few days and will include videos, PDFs, how to, why to, and where to in order to amass this gold.

And no, you don’t need to be level 70.

Do you need a copy? Enough to try to convince Jonathan Kinens that you do? Well, you have your chance. He’s announced that he’s running a contest and the winner gets a free copy of the Massive WoW Gold Blueprint. Actually, there will be two winners and each of them will get a copy. It could be you.

Here’s how it works. Click through to any of the links below and watch the videos, if you haven’t already. That way you’ll learn what the Blueprint is all about. Then click through to the blog, find the contest post, and leave a comment telling Jon just why you are the one who most deserves to win.

So why are you still here?

Massive Wow Gold Blueprint – Cash from Prarie Dogs

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May 172008

Well, actually it’s the whistles…

Video #3 from the Massive WoW Gold Blueprint gives you another technique to make a nice sum of cash, even if you’re level one. You do have to have access to the Horde though, so if you’re alliance on a PvP server you won’t be able to do this.

Check it out: The Praire Dog Trading Route

Massive WoW Gold BluePrint – The Darkmoon Faire

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May 172008

The Darkmoon Faire pops up once a month and provide fun and frolic for many. It also provide a means to make a lot of WoW gold that is accessable to even level 1 characters.

Play your cards right and you might find yourself with enough cash for some sweet gear.

The Massive WoW Gold Blueprint has posted a video on how you can do this. Just click on over and check it out.

Massive Wow Gold Blueprint

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May 172008

Looking for the gold to buy that Epic Flying mount or that nice purple weapon in the Auction House? It can be done.

I bought my EFM shortly after hitting 70 (6k gold with the training(!)) just by following some of the tips in Valkor’s Gold Guide. That’s in addition to various pieces of gear that dropped off the auction house.

Basically, making gold in WoW isn’t at all hard. Boil it all down and what you do is:

  1. Sell items to vendors
  2. Sell items to players (directly or through the AH)
  3. Do quests, but that’s only interesting as you approach 70.

The trick is in finding which items sell well and/or where to buy them cheap and then sell them for an arm and a leg.

There’s a new guide coming out, the Massive WoW Gold Blueprint, which I think will totally blow away the rest of the gold guides out there. One of the things that’s really cool is the free stuff he’s giving away.

Check out the free video’s he’s offering and see if you can make some gold with the tips he’s offering in that video (I did.) Then check his blog for more videos and more tips. You’ll get even more if you sign up for his notification list.

Massive Gold Blueprint video 1 – Getting Gold the Fast Way. You’ll be able to click through to the blog from that page.