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So what is the secret to making gold in guild wars 2?
It's all about your attitude. No, I'm not trying to dodge the question: What's the Secret to Making Gold? I'm actually giving you an honest answer that applies to the rest of your life as well. If you've ever dedicated yourself to a hobby or job, you'll know that having a positive, aggressive attitude does wonders for making you better at whatever it is you're doing.
Let's look at a question that a lot of people ask me:
"What market can I buy and sell quickly for big profits? Which items should I be flipping?"
If I had a sink or swim attitude to GW2 economics, I would just tell the people who ask this question that they need to find markets which are profitable and have higher demand than supply. This is the obvious answer, without the details of which markets fit into this category. Usually I will throw them a bone and say that it's mid level crafting materials or mid level jewelry. For example, here's 30 markets (may not be entirely complete yet when you read this, but scroll down after clicking the link to see them all).
But the core idea here is to get the people who ask this question to look up the answer for themselves. Why? Because that sort of inquisitive attitude will lead them to success.
The secret to making gold in GW2 is not knowing the right item to buy and sell, it's the abillity to learn this information for yourself on a daily basis. Why? Because the answer can change at any moment.