Given only 10 gold to start on a high volume server (I chose US-Tichondrius being that it has a 76 million gold volume auction house) I am continuing to follow these key steps in order to make gold initially:
- Post at 24 hour duration. This cuts initial investment into depositing into the auction house, and being that I started with 10 gold, I want to find out quickly which investments, even if from a vendor are both worth the money and worth posting on the auction house.
- Make a TSM group for listing vendor crap. This includes Blacksmith Hammers, Light Parchment, Rune Thread, Crystal Vials, etc. Anything someone would buy either accidentally due to forgetting where to buy it or someone new who would check the auction house before checking wowhead. Free, easy money. This drags in very high amounts of gold on high volume servers, and shouldn't necessarily be done on lower or even medium volume auction houses, as it's a waste of gold and bag space if you're continually posting them and getting them back in the mail.
- Making a "Dump my bags" operation with TSM. Usually I use this to dump my bags of trade goods of which I've just bought odd amounts (let's say 13 illusion dust for example). I have it set up to post at 200 stack limit, at stacks of 20, while accepting any odd stacks. Let's be honest, most people don't care and just buy the odd stacks anyway if they really need it. (I usually end up dumping old-world mats with this operation, which is a low-volume supply anyway.)