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As you may have figured out already, it's hard to make gold with tailoring and that goes for any other discipline. That is of course, until you read this post.
While leveling the tailoring discipline, I quickly discovered that a large number of items at the wool level and beyond were profitable to craft and sell. We're not talking more than a few gold here and there, but getting paid to level your profession is a pretty sweet deal! Take for example all the insignia's that you can craft while attempting to discover new recipes. All you have to do is craft the two components for a piece of armor or weapon, and then add any insignia that you haven't tried yet for that item. There you go, a brand new discovered recipe and a boat load of experience.
I realized something way before I wrote blogs about video games, and that is the important notion that time equals money. Even the people taking the time to level a crafting discipline are going to get lazy. There are actually profits to be had creating insignias and selling them to tailors. I sold 15 wool insignias in a matter of minutes testing this theory out. A few more batches and I was convinced; not only can you make money selling insignias, but you basically can get paid to level tailoring.
|Strong Embroidered Wool Insignia|
1 Bolt of Wool (15 copper buy orders on 2 Wool Scraps).
5 Spools of Wool Thread (14 copper per buy order makes it 2 copper cheaper than vendor).
8 Vials of Thin Blood (73 copper per buy order).
Total: 6 Silver 84 Copper
Strong Embroidered Wool Insignia sells for...
9 Silver 24 Copper
Take off the 15% seller's fee by multiplying 924 by .85 and you get...
785 or 7 Silver 85 Copper. That's a 1 Silver 1 Copper profit per insignia.
If you think that's too small, there are several other wool insignias that make a good bit more, but I'll let you do some math and find them for yourself! While you're at it... maybe take a look at the other disciplines to see if this works there as well... HINT HINT!
--------------------Edited the night before this went live--------------
Guild Wars 2 Riches put a guest post up yesterday with one of those other profitable wool insignias I mentioned in my hint. That post was not the inspiration for this one, as I wrote this article over a week ago to be scheduled today, but they did post something similar first so I think they deserve some credit. But it ends there, as I completely disagree with going out to farm materials like the article suggests. And one more thing, the link I gave you for that site is not broken, as I purposefully left the link leading to the page on flippa where the owner is selling their website. One of the main selling points is "an email list of over 300 subscribers." When that blog is sold, any subscribing email addresses will be as well. Who knows where they could end up unwillingly with no notice or warning. I did notice that he created several posts about bad and good leveling guides, which he knowingly included paid-for-selling affiliate links in. The reason for these "reviews" is obvious; he wants to show potential buyers that his site can make money. To achieve this goal, he's willing to lie in a way, without informing the audience of his true intentions, selling their emails, and pretending to give unbiased reviews for products when he is in fact selling them.
In case anyone out there doesn't knows my history, yes I once sold my World of Warcraft website for $50,000. I still regret the decision to this day, and I did give several months of warning to all 12,000 subscribers so that they could choose whether they wanted to stay or not. As I play Guild Wars 2 and enjoy discussing it with you all so thoroughly, I can't help but wonder how much fun I've missed out on by giving up the wow site. Won't be making that mistake again, I can assure you, and I hope that Guild Wars 2 Riches doesn't either. They've definitely got potential, but if they're going to sell their site I'd prefer if they were transparent and open about it. If they clean up their act then I'll definitely put them on my blog roll.
|12 Slot Cotton Bag|
Putting all things into perspective and assuming that you can at least break even while crafting a profession and selling the bi-products, isn't that well worth it?
I look forward to leveling up every discipline and discovering new methods for gold making along the way. Like everything in Guild Wars 2, the Tailoring discipline is a journey of discovery and I intend to enjoy it.