Getting gold in WoW now isn’t exactly difficult, however, I was impressed by a strategy I recently used.
Those listed as optional will make a difference, but if you don’t have them you’ll just have to grind a bit more.
High Fishing (Optional, but helps A LOT)
High Gathering Profession (Herbing is optimal)
Shattered Sun Offensive Rep Honored+ (Badge Rewards Vendor MUST be active)
The intent of this guide is to get from a low amount of gold to a high amount relatively quickly. I will admit high dps classes expedites the process, hunter is optimal (elemental tracking) and server population and class (pve vs pvp), and economy (supply/demand) obviously make a HUGE difference.
As in all guides that Jame writes, speccing/gearing your character for maximum DPS is going to dramatically effect time, but it mixes questing and strategic grinding. Feel free to group up with a partner for the quests if you wish, but I found it really didn’t improve or hinder completion time.
This guide is set so that you repeat it (all parts) every day for 7 days and all parts took me on average 4-5hours a day. 4-5 hours a day may be a lot of play time for many people, but in my personal life I work 10 hours a day (plus travel), and have a family to attend to. The advantage I have, is I work over night, so farming/questing at NON PEAK times helps.
One thing I will mention is that I did the quests (part 1 and 2) after my grind (part 3) however, it may well speed up the process if you impliment Part 3, into the Nagrand/Terrokar portions of the questing guide.