Best WoW Professions for Gold

Click here to get WoW CrusherProfessions can be a great way to make gold in World of Warcraft. However, not all professions are created equal. Some professions make almost no money, while others are very profitable. In this article, I will discuss the two best WoW professions for gold.


Without a doubt, Jewelcrafting is by far and away the most profitable profession in game and is likely always to be that way. The best thing about Jewelcrafting is that you can put gems on the auction house.

This may not seem very exciting, but in other professions like Blacksmithing or Enchanting, most players are looking to provide their own materials and tip the crafter 5 to 20g. While this is a nice gesture, it is not very profitable because you have to wait around for people to come to you with materials in order to make any gold. People looking for rare recipes just do not come by often enough for the traditional crafting professions to make this worthwhile.

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Additionally, other professions have to sell to a segment of the population. For example, Leatherworkers only make money off Druids and Rogues or Hunters and Shaman depending on their specialty. These are disqualified from the list of best WoW professions for gold just because the buying audience is much smaller than the crafting audience.

Compare that to Jewelcrafting. Every player in the game needs gems, so literally everyone on your server is a buyer. Additionally, you do not have to wait for buyers to come to you. You can buy 20 uncut gems, cut them, mark them up 10 to 50 gold (depending on the gem), and then put them on the auction house. What other profession offers you such a quick and easy route to 500g every 2 days?

Additionally, the Jewelcrafting Daily Quest which can allow Jewelcrafters to buy a Dragons Eye is incredibly valuable. Even a year after WotLK has been out, this daily quest reward sells for 90 gold and takes 5 minutes to complete. This is the most profitable daily quest in game and it is Jewelcrafting only.


Mining is next on my list of Best WoW Professions for Gold. Now, before you think that I am suggesting riding around on your mount looking for mineral nodes is a good use of time, allow me to explain myself.

Mining is a very easy task. Many players have it and as a result it is not inherently valuable most of the time. However, every time a new expansion comes out, miners have a chance to make literally 10,000 gold in a week's time, without even trying!

You see, when Cataclysm comes out, players looking to powerlevel Blacksmithing, Jewelcrafting, and Engineering will need all the new ore they can get. Now, for some unknown reason, every player on the server gets the idea that they need to keep their own ore and level up Jewelcrafting and Blacksmithing themselves. A terribly and costly mistake those players have made (+10 nerd points if you get that WoW reference!).

In the first two weeks after release of Cataclysm, players will be willing to pay 150g a stack for the new ore types. You can easily net a few stacks a day just by mining as you do the quests. You do not need to even go out of your way to collect this valuable ore.

However, there are two other reasons why mining is #2 on my list of my best WoW professions for gold list. If you leveled up Jewelcrafting, you can use the ore and gems you mine to cut and sell on the auction house. This will save you some gold since you will not have to deal with Auction House fees.

Furthermore, I find that mining is one of the best WoW professions for gold for low level players. In fact, it is probably the best one, as Copper Ore, Iron Ore, and Thorium Ore all maintain a pretty value and a low level player can easily net close to 1,000 gold worth of ore just by mining nodes near quests as he levels up.


Without a doubt, the best WoW professions for gold are Jewelcrafting and Mining. Jewelcrafting will produce significant profits year-round, while Mining produces a gold surge with each new expansion, can supplement your Jewelcrafting profits, and is great for low level players. 

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