Skinning

Skinning can be a lucrative profession as well, since like Mining and Herbalism, it takes little more than a few seconds between adventuring. Here are some stats on leather supplies and the level mobs you need to farm. Leather is in high demand because Engineers, Tailors, Blacksmiths and of course Leatherworkers need it to craft their goods. Unfortunately, without leatherworking you can't make the higher end leather trade supplies. That's ok because unless you plan on going the route of...

Arcane Crystals level

With new profession recipes being released after patch, mining strategies and server economies change. Mining Arcane Crystals for blacksmithing is currently a booming business and can be very profitable. Arcane Crystals can fetch anywhere from 20g - 40g (30g seems to be average) in the Auction House and are very much in demand right now. Arcane crystals are rare (approximately 3 drop rate) and are found in Rich Thorium Veins. Burning steps, Ungoro, Winterspring, and Eastern Plaguelands seem to...

Gathering Routes

If you are planning on gathering herbs and selling them in the Auction House your route throughout Azeroth is important since some zones are better for picking herbs than others. Time is a factor as is zone population and risk of death. As mentioned before, Kingsblood is one of the most profitable common herbs because of demand from faction turn in quests for the Thorium Brotherhood, and its use in healing and mana potions. Alterac Mountains level 35 - One of the best routes for gathering...

Prices

Here are some Auction house prices on stacks of herbs - As you can see from chart, Wild Steelbloom and Kingsblood are the most in demand among the common plants. The problem is that most of these herbs are only found in certain areas that may be farmed extensively by other players. Grave moss, for instance, is only found in high concentrations in Duskwood and Wetlands. Use http www.thottbot.com to pull up a map on where to find them. Wild Steelbloom can be found in large quantities in...