Nev from Auction House Addict has created a community project for the gold makers among us 20 Days of Gold Making You can find a list of all of the participants in this blog post at AH addict. Today's question is:
What were the first techniques/tricks/tips you used when starting out?
My first techniques were pretty basic and not very complicated even for the complete beginner. I simply went out in the world and farmed mobs for specific drops. I didn't start by aiming for a common drop and stack it high and sell em fast I opted for the rare drop and sell it for loads of gold, at least by Vanilla standards as I farmed some rare drops (Cold Basilisk Eye and the Big Iron Fishing Pole spring to mind) after reading something on http://wow.allakhazam.com/ which I sold for something like 40g each.
I really would recommend that any new character starting out in the game or on a new server start with farming to give you a few gold to start your empire with as a few hours spent early will help you progress much faster and unlike my start I really would not aim to farm rare stuff but rather start off with selling stuff like copper ore and light leather as these are things that power levelers are generally too lazy to go get yet are incredibly easy to get regardless of your level (assuming you have hit level 5, which you need to be to get professions of course).