Rags to Riches – Week 2

When we left my brand new character I had just under 20k gold that I earned from 1g over the week. It was fascinating how I managed to get that far on incredibly limited resources, and so now we’ve just finished up week two. I had set a goal of 50k for myself, but I didn’t count on how drastic my game time would be reduced, there were some days all I could do was log in for a minute or two before being pulled back into real life. As such, I did NOT manage to reach my 50k goal – but I did double my investment and I am now sitting at 40k liquid gold. There’s a problem with that though.

The problem is that I only have two items left for sale, and that’s not nearly enough. I need to get some time to sit down and resupply my stock, but I also need to do a little research. I did successfully manage to flip some callous hide for a bit of a profit, but on this medium population server things can get undercut quickly. I’ve stayed away from a lot of resources because I don’t have the time to babysit the AH right now. I’d likely have much more gold if I actually invested more time into it, but that’s just not in the cards. Remember, the more time you devote to making gold (actually DOING stuff, not just thinking about what to do) typically the more gold you’ll make.

Until now I’ve stuck with what I thought were sure sellers, bought at well below the average and sold for still below the average to make sure that they move. I have been less concerned with making a huge profit, and more concerned with lots of little sales giving some profit. I’ve also started branching into transmog items now that I have enough gold that I can afford some AH fees. I’m still trying to be cautious, but I have a bit of wiggle room. I’d LIKE to continue to double my investment each week, bringing me to 80k profit by next Wednesday – but it really depends on how much time I can devote.

If you’re new to my rags to riches challenge here’s the details: I started a new character on a new medium population server. It’s a level 10 vulpera and they get 1g. They can only use the bruto mount, and the goal is to work up from 1g to .. well, whatever I can get to. Right now it’s 1g to 40k. No questing, no crafting, no farming, nothing else besides good old auction house flips. I’m using Tradeskillmaster as my addon of choice, and I’m also using a modified profile by BilisOnyxia (you can find his stuff over on Patreon).

Will I manage to reach 80,000 gold by next Wednesday? I guess we’ll have to see! As it stands right now that answer is obviously no, I don’t even have 3k worth of items for sale. I’ll have to do some serious shopping (or sniping.. same thing, right?). As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.

Author: Stargrace

Just another gamer with too much time on her hands.

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