Monday, May 16, 2011

Alto's Gold'ish Guide

Most of you should know Alto from Alto's Gold'ish Advice. And you may know that he is a gold-making coach, coming to U.S servers helping others make gold in WOW. But what you may not know about my friend Alto, is that he has his very own gold guide. Yep that's right, one of the Kings of gold-making is sharing all of his tips and tricks.

Now let me tell you about Alto, in case you have never heard of him. Alto has had his blog since last October, and always has the most up-to-date info for everything gold-making. He has hit gold-cap, and has even been interviewed for Warcraft Econ TWICE! You can read his interviews for 1 million here and his 500k interview here. Not only has he hit gold cap, and has a very successful gold blog, the first King of gold-making, Markco, has put Alto in charge of updating 20k leveling! When the King of gold-making put Alto in charge of updating his guide, who know Alto knows his stuff!

What's awesome about Alto's guide is that he took very good care to make sure not only can seasoned veterans make use of the information, that even the beginning player can take the information and get well on their way to gold cap. Something else that's cool is that he wrote it in Cata, so it's up-to-date for the latest patches out, and he even sends out updates if he finds something to make more gold! He also has a few ideas in order to keep it up-to-date for future expansions.

Now what's in this guide that's not in the others? Ever heard of The Undermine Journal? Ever wonder what all the charts and graphs and everything else means? Don't worry, Alto explains it to you. I know I have probably annoyed the crap out of Alto many times asking for explanations on every chart and graph, before he wrote this guide. But now, I don't have to ask anymore, he taught me everything I know about the Undermine Journal, and how to use every part to its fullest potential.

But Prncess, what if I don't have access to The Undermine Journal, so that doesn't apply to me?

Alright, so you live overseas and have no idea about the goodness of the Undermine Journal.

No Problem, he has you covered!
He thought about you guys overseas too, when writing this guide. He goes into detail about how you can use Auctionator and Auctioneer in order to find the markets untouched on your server, and tell you how you can pretty much see the same information with those add-ons that the Undermine Journal shows the U.S people.

At the beginner level, he explains how to install an add-on, and all the add-ons that he has used and is still using that helped him get to gold-capped and beyond. Just as he did with the Undermine Journal, he explains how all the add-ons can work together to make you tons of gold.

Now that Patch 4.1 has lowered the vendor cost of green gems, he goes into great detail how it is still profitable, and all the math involved to figure out how to make the most money, even though it's been reported in gold blogs the shuffle is "dead."

Nearly every tip or trick Alto has in his brain is in his guide. And another cool thing about Alto is that if you have any trouble understanding something in his guide, he gives you every possible way to contact him, and invites you to send him emails with any questions. He's one of the most friendly and helpful people in the gold-making community, and is always willing to help!

He condensed 40 pages of his guide down to 23 easy-to-read pages, full of screenshots to help you understand everything. No extra "fluff" to fill pages, only information that is guaranteed to make you tons of gold!

And if you have ever read his blog, you know Alto has a great sense of humor in his writing, and there is nothing short of fun, when reading his guide. If you have ever talked to Alto one-on-one, you know what I mean!

Also for my readers only, Alto is giving me a coupon for 25% off! That makes it only $15 for you! This special offer can only be found for my readers, and will only last until Friday, May 20th! You will need to click the "Add To Cart" button below, in order to get the discount. It will automatically be applied to your order. So remember, this is a limited time offer. If you have been waiting for a discount, now is your chance!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

This week in My Sales

I've had a few emails and comments asking what I sell on a normal basis. So every Sunday I'm gonna be posting My Sales of the week. 

You can see in this lovely screenshot that my top money sellers were 5 Darkmoon Faire decks, and as I am typing this, I just sold 2 more Volcanic trinkets, as well as some Bloodied PVP gear. I absolutely love the PVP gear market, because it seems no one is actively posting gear all the time. On my server it always seems to just be people leveling Leatherworking, and they get a sale and move on. But hey, I'll take the profit since I'm only making them for 300-500g each!

As I said in my post Flasks, Flasks, and more Flasks, you can see that I am selling a decent amount of flasks this week. With herb prices declining, I recommend everyone continue to check on the market. When I see prices dip below say 50g, I buy them up and reset the prices around raid times. I made some awesome profits on the Winterspring Cub, but took a small break on posting them because of the guy posting 30 stacks at a time.

Since my boyfriend has been taking a break from WOW, I just started using his Dreamcloth cooldowns for some Spellthread, so I'm interested to see my profits in that new market! As always, the trusty Netherweave bag market is still going strong, and I'm seeing stacks of cloth for 5-10g a stack, and I'm selling bags for 20-30g each.

This is what I normally sell every week, and it's interesting to see how much money I have made, and how much I'm actually keeping in my guild bank, instead of spending!

What are you selling this week? Do you see a market I'm missing in action?