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WoW Gold Tip: From 1,000 to 2,000 Gold

September 2, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

wow vanity pet gold tipIn today’s gold farming tutorial we’re going to answer one simple question. How can we go from 1,000 gold to 2,000 gold in the fastest way possible? This little question was proposed by a good friend of mine, Markco Polo, blogger over at Needless to say, there’s a number of ways we could turn 1,000 gold into 2,000 gold…we could use professions, grinding techniques, auction house buy / resale tactics, etc. But I wanted to do something a little different for this gold farming tip.

Vanity Pet Selling

When WoW introduced achievements it brought a whole new type of “grinding” with it. Players love completing achievements, and one fun one that a huge portion of the WoW population engages in is the rare vanity pet collecting. These pets are attained through a wide variety of places, but for our purposes we’re going to just focus on the ones we can purchase. This strategy may sound simplistic, and it is, but it’s insanely effective, profitable, and a speedy way to go from 1,000 to 2,000 gold.

First things first, we need to make our pet collection rounds. I generally buy about 10 of each individual pet that I will take back and sell over a number of days.

Neutral Vendors

Dealer Rashaad, Netherstorm

  • Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling, 10g
  • Brown Rabbit Crate, 10g
  • Cat Carrier (Siamese), 60s
  • Cockroach, 50s
  • Crimson Snake, 50s,
  • Mana Wyrmling, 40g
  • Parrot Cage (Senegal), 40s
  • Red Moth Egg, 10g

Magus Tirth, Shimmering Flats

  • Ancona Chicken, 1g

Narkk, Booty Bay

  • Parrot Cage (Cockatiel), 40s
  • Parrot Cage (Senegal), 40s

Alliance Vendors

Sixx, The Exodar

  • Blue Moth Egg, 50s
  • White Moth Egg, 50s
  • Yellow Moth Egg, 50s

Donni Anthania, Elwynn Forest

  • Cat Carrier (Bombay), 40s
  • Cat Carrier (Cornish Rex), 40s
  • Cat Carrier (Orange Tabby), 40s
  • Cat Carrier (Silver Tabby), 40s

Shylenai, Darnassus

  • Great Horned Owl, 50s
  • Hawk Owl, 50s

Yarlyn Amberstill, Dun Morogh

  • Rabit Crate (Snowshoe), 20s

Horde Vendors

Xan’tish, Orgrimmar

  • Black Kingsnake, 50s
  • Brown Snake, 50s
  • Crimson Snake, 50s

Halpa, Thunder Bluff

  • Prairie Dog Whistle, 50s

Jilanne, Eversong Woods

  • Golden Dragonhawk Hatchling, 50s
  • Red Dragonhawk Hatchling, 50s
  • Silver Dragonhawk Hatchling, 50s

It may take some time to gather all of the pets. Obviously, some of these locations are a bit out of the way, but this is why we really want to make it worth our trip by buying up a decent stock of these pets. After a few trips you may get a better idea for the demand on your server, and increase or decrease the types of pets you are focusing on. In addition, this strategy does deal with some cross faction trading. If you’re not comfortable with that, just stick with your faction and the neutral vendor. The neutral vendor in Netherstorm is really the big one we want to make sure we hit.

Here’s the total we spent (assuming we bought 10 of each), 816 gold.

Pricing Our Items

The next big step is pricing our items. This is tricky with any item, but especially true for an item that is so ambiguous in value. Now, at a certain level you simply have to keep your prices in line to compete on your server, but if there is low supply we can simply set our own. For an item like this bigger is always better. Here is the model I generally use:

  • Pets 1g or less, multiply by 5x – 10x
  • Pets 10g, multiply by 3x – 5x
  • Pets 40g, multiply by 2x – 3x

I’ve been selling pets like this for a long time, and week after week I continue to unload the same pets for an extrordinary profit margin. All it takes is a quick “world buying tour” to stock up for a week or so, and then all the work is done. I list my pets for auctions every 2 days, takes me around 90 seconds to list everything. Even when I factor in the time it took to fly around and purchase the pets this strategy still has resulted in one of the highest gold per hour strategies I’ve devised to date.

Here’s what my net looked like last week.

  • 1g and under pets, average multiplier 6.8x, total cost 120, Gross Profit: 8,16 gold
  • 10g pets, average multipler 3.4x, total cost 300, Gross Profit: 1,020 gold
  • 40g pets, average multipler 3x, total cost 400, Gross Profit: 1,200 gold

Cost / Profit Analysis

  • Gross Expenses: 816 gold
  • Gross Profit: 3,036
  • Net Profit: 2,220

When I think gold farming I think one thing, simple. Complex strategies don’t work for most people for that simple fact…they are just too hard to implement. The tactics I use, and teach, on a day to day basis revolve around simple, quantifiable, and repeatable strategies that  a player of any skill level can employ. Aside from my insider’s club students I haven’t revealed my pet strategy to anyone outside my inner circle…but for Markco I’d say it’s worth it. =)

If you’re tired of wasting your time with boring 1.0 type farming tactics then graduate up to the Dominate WoW Gold system and discover the hundreds of other secrets, tips, and tactics designed to make thousands of gold in minutes in a day. Check it out here

WoW Gold Tips – Grinding Strategy Guide

October 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

wow gold tips grinding guideOne way to make a lot of WoW gold quickly is through the dreadful “g” word.  Many players see grinding as a dreadful, arduous task, but in actuality, grinding is a major key to making a lot of WoW gold.  The way to make grinding not seem so tedious is to have a solid grinding strategy guide.  This grinding strategy will include the path you need to take each time you grind.  It’s a straight in-and-out, grind ‘em down path.  You know what you’re grinding for when you do it, and it takes just minutes to make a lot of WoW gold.

A good grinding guide strategy will include WoW gold tactics for all types of grinding.  The most common kinds of grinding are cloth grinding, instance grinding, and mob grinding.   Here’s a quick rundown of the three major types of grinding to help you set up your grinding strategy guide.

Grinding Strategy Guide: Common Types of Grinding

The idea behind grinding for cloth is that you hit up places where the mobs are known to drop a lot of cloth.  It doesn’t really matter what type of cloth you grind for, but if you’re level 80, then Frostweave cloth will help you make the most WoW gold on the auction house.

As far as an instance grinding strategy, just set up a group and do several of your high level instances in a row.  Not only will you find yourself making a lot of WoW gold just from doing the runs, you’ll also get the chance to pick up rare items you can sell high on the auction house.

When you’re thinking about a mob grinding strategy guide, just think back to all the places where there are a lot of creatures in a small area.  The key to a mob grinding strategy is to kill a lot and loot everything.  Most of the items may be junk, but if you’re grinding in a high level area, just selling the junk to vendors will help you make plenty of WoW gold.

Grinding Strategy Guide: Locations, Routes, and More

For a complete guide on where the best places to grind are and routes for quick grinding, check out Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide.  You’ll also find details on some lesser-known ways to grind and an even more in-depth grinding strategy guide.

Zuggy’s Gold Farming Video Series

January 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

zuggy's gold mastery guide

Just a quick post to announce my newest guide…the one the only, Zuggy’s Gold Farming Video Series! This 5 part video series and associated PDF guide is designed to get you on the fast track to making maximum gold in minimum time. The videos include sections featuring the following gold making topics:

  • Auction House
  • Professions
  • Grinding & Daily Quests
  • Power Farming
  • Conclusions & Wrap Up

You can download your copy of Zuggy’s Gold Farming Video Series for free, just enter your email below. After signing up you’ll have access to the download and automatically signed up to receive additional gold farming tips, leveling hints, strategy guides, news, and more as a member of the Zug Gaming Club. Just my way of saying thanks for all your support and happy 2009!


Best Haircut of Azeroth Contest Winner!

December 4, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Congratulations to this year’s best haircut of Azeroth….Cream! Cream’s stylish night elf chick clearly WoW’d..pun intended, the Zug Gaming voters and after a close race Cream came away with 25% of the total votes! For his entry Cream is receiving a free 60-day World of Warcraft game card in addition to his own copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide.

Not only will he have a few extra IRL gold, but he’ll now have more in-game gold than he knows what to do with!

Additionally, congratulations to our 2 runners up. In 2nd place, we have Kostas aka Korasidis, with his pink haired Mohawk. And last, but certainly not least, we have Chir Sung with his unique looking undead stylings. For their accomplishments and excellent hair stylings both Kostas and Chir Sung will also be receiving a free copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide, including free updates for life!

Thanks everyone who participated in this year’s Best Haircut of Azeroth Contest. While the weekend down time was certainly an unexpected hitch in the road, I don’t think it derailed this year’s contest too much. Once again, congratulations to our winners and to all the players who submitted their haircut screenshots…you’re all winners in my book!

Note to winners: I’ll be sending out emails tomorrow afternoon regarding your prizes.

Cream – Victor and Esteemed Zug Gaming Champion

Kostas – 2nd Place

Chir Sung – 3rd Place

Final Voting Results

Who has the best haircut of Azeroth?

  • 4 (26%, 78 Votes)
  • 8 (22%, 67 Votes)
  • 3 (12%, 36 Votes)
  • 11 (10%, 29 Votes)
  • 6 (8%, 25 Votes)
  • 1 (7%, 22 Votes)
  • 7 (6%, 17 Votes)
  • 9 (4%, 13 Votes)
  • 5 (3%, 9 Votes)
  • 10 (3%, 8 Votes)
  • 2 (0%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 305

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WotLK Launch Extravaganza – Mega Sale on Gold Mastery Guide & More!

November 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

zuggy's gold mastery guide

As I write this we are just a few short hours from the official launch of the Wrath of the Lich King in north america. Soon we’ll all be on our way to Northrend and level 80…but until then, it’s time to celebrate!

In celebration of the Wrath of the Lich King’s launch I’m holding a special on my book, Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide. If you purchase now you’ll receive an instant $12.00 off the regular price! Your purchase will help support Zug Gaming as we move forward to the WotLK beyond. Just my way of saying thanks for helping Zug Gaming become such an amazing site and community.

What’s in Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide?

  • The secrets to 300g+ an hour!
  • An investment for the future, free updates for life! (including WotLK)
  • Auction House Domination, including advanced tutorial and secret market niches
  • Secret grinding locations
  • Professions gold mastery
  • Entry to the Zug Gaming Total Access Club
  • Invitation to Total Access Club Events
  • Free and unlimited one on one email support
  • a 100% unconditional money back guarantee, if it doesn’t work for you I don’t want to keep you money

Heard enough?…Find out how you can get your copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide now!

This sale will last all the way through Sunday (11/16).

More Launch Night News

Best Haircut of Azeroth Contest!

In addition the the huge sale on my gold mastery guide I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the Best Haircut of Azeroth Contest is still open for entry! Now is your chance to show the world your best hair styles using the new WoW barber shop feature. Check out this post for full contest details and see how you can win a free 60 day game card and a copy of Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide!

Site News for WotLK

Just a few final notes regarding upcoming guides and stratgies on Zug Gaming. First off, thanks for all the concerned emails regarding the talent spec guides. WoWhead made a few changes to their code and as a result left 100% of my linked talent builds broken. I’ll be creating new level 80 talent builds for all classes in the coming weeks, at which point these will be fixed.

While we’re on the topic of talent specs I’d like to go ahead and announce the rebirth of the Zug Gaming Talent Calculator. It’s fairly close, but my limited coding knowlege is slowing my progress. I’m currently looking for a programmer fluent in javascript to assist me in the final steps of completion of this project.

Additionally, I’ve got big plans for a host of new guides and strategies. I’ll be covering everything from arena to dungeons, professions to gold farming, if it’s in the WotLK you’ll find it here!

Relaunch of Zug Gaming Newsletter Club

I started the Zug Gaming Club several months ago, and while it got off to a solid start obligations with school and work kept me from really spending as much attention on it as I would have liked. With most of those obligations under relative control I’ve decided to start the Zug Gaming Club back up!

You can sign up for free using the form to the right in the side bar. After signing up you’ll receive a confirmation email, make sure you click this to start receiving members updates, announcments, tips, and more!

Join the Team!

I’m always looking for strong, personable writers to join the Team Zug Gaming writers staff. If you’re interested in the opportunity to help Zug Gaming continue to grow and have your guides read by hundreds of thousands of WoW gamers every month please don’t hesitate to send me an email at support(at)zuggaming(dot)com or click the contact link above.

Spread the Word

Want to help Zug Gaming grow even faster? …Spread the word!

  • Tell your friends and guild mates
  • Link to posts and the home page on forums, emails, in-game, etc.


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Happy Patch 3.0.2 & Mega Special for Gold Domination!

October 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey everyone and happy patch 3.0.2! In honor of the biggest patch to hit World of Warcraft since Naxx it’s time to celebrate!

For today and today only I’m offering a one day special on my gold mastery guide. If you purchase today you’ll receive my special discount price of $12.00 off! No coupon code, just an instant discount and a big thank you for your continued support of

With Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide you get it all!

  • The secrets to 300g+ an hour!
  • An investment for the future, free updates for life! (including WotLK)
  • Auction House Domination, including advanced tutorial and secret market niches
  • Secret grinding locations
  • Professions gold mastery
  • Entry to the ZugGaming Total Access Club
  • Free and unlimited one on one email support
  • a 100% unconditional money back guarantee, if it doesn’t work for you I don’t want to keep you money

Don’t be left behind again at the expansion, start discovering how Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide can take your game…and more importantly gold to the next level!

…heard enough? Click here to get your discount!

Thanks again for supporting and have a wonderful patch 3.0.2!

Update: Due to the overwhelmning response yesterday I’ve decided to extend my one day mega sale for an additional 18 hours! So don’t worry if you didn’t see this post yesterday, you can still get the $12.00 until 12:00 a.m. CST 10/16/08!

Gold Making Strategy #4 – Fishing Gold Tips

September 8, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

Many people think making lots of gold in World of Warcraft comes in 2 varieties…

  1. Spending countless hours killing the same group of mobs again and again
  2. Using gimmicks to somehow turn a switch for 300g / hour to the “on” position

This just couldn’t be further from the truth. I can’t tell you the number of people I’ve personally known who fall into that second category. Fortunately, there are solutions, and this week’s gold tip exposes one of those. For those of you who didn’t pick up from the title, we’re talking about fishing this week.

Fishing is just one of those professions that I think a lot of people really miss the boat on…queue the drums, lol, but really you can make a lot of gold with fishing in a very reasonable amount of gold. Check out the short video below to see how I’m making 195-200g an hour by just using standard fishing practices in combination with sound economic principles…and how you can use these same techniques to start making a lot of gold every day with fishing!

Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide 3.0 Now Live!

August 27, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

zuggy's gold mastery guideWell, it’s official, Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide 3.0 is now live! For this update I have completely overhauled the entire guide. Virtually every page of the guide was updated to reflect new information, updated farming strategy, and the newest techniques you can put to work immediately to start making a ton of gold!

My new gold farming system features 7 unique aspects.

  1. Auction House Gold Farming System
  2. Secret Grinding Techniques and Strategies
  3. Professions Gold Guide
  4. Insider’s Tools, Tips, and Tricks
  5. Daily Quests Compendium
  6. Limited Item Supply Resource List
  7. Total Access Package (ie. unlimited updates including wotlk and personalized email support)

Unlike other guides that just offer you a couple different avenues to make gold I cover it all, from the basics of grinding to the most advanced nature of Auction house farming and everything in between. Check out my new guide and see how you can start making crazy gold right now!

Zuggy’s Gold Mastery Guide – The secrets to 62,000g and 300g an hour!

WoW Gold Tip Video #2 – Alchemy, Professions, and Server Economy 101

August 7, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

One of the largest areas where I think a lot of player’s really miss the boat on gold farming revolves around professions. Most are under the false impression that only gathering professions can really make gold, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Not only can you make profits from your professions, it can be your MOST profitable daily activity. The one reason I really love my professions is simply because it’s so simple and quick. When you use professions to make gold you rarely have to leave your capital city, you can quickly produce the products you want to sell and immediately start making gold.

In my most recent gold farming tutorial video I detail a little about this topic and how you can get yourself set up on the right track to really making a great deal of gold with your profession. In my video I’ve used alchemy as an example, but this type of activity can be easily ported to any other profession.

In my gold farming guide I go into great detail on how we can turn a simple profession into a virtual gold making factory. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet I highly recommend you do so. Check it out here, Zuggy’s WoW Gold Mastery Guide.

If you haven’t seen gold tip #1 make sure to check it out here, Gold Farming Tip #1 – Netherweave Cloth Domination.

WoW Gold Farming Tip #1

August 3, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

If you’re looking for WoW Gold farming tips then you’ve come to the right place. Farming WoW gold isn’t exactly as easy as a lot of people try to make it out to be. To often I think players are under the impression that making gold in WoW revolves around grinding mindlessly for hours on end.

Well, I’m here to tell you it really doesn’t have to be. There are lots of strategies you can use that employ little time investment, but can make you insane profits if used properly. This type of thinking is the very essence of my book, Zuggy’s gold mastery guide. I’m not one to go out and grind for hours, so in my book I show scores of strategies you can use to make thousands of gold, without farming for hours on end.

With that said, let’s get on to this week’s gold farming tip! This week’s wow gold farming tip revolves around one central material, netherweave cloth. In the video below I detail some very simple and easy strategies you can employ to start making easy profits today!