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1.31.2013

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 053


Episode 053 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. We bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your host Jim Younkin discusses the anniversary of Power Word: Gold Guide, 83-84 MoP Items, Uber Blues, new 5.2 Engineering and Blacksmithing items and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 053:
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1.30.2013

Celebrating One Year Of The Power Word: Gold Guide


Exactly one year ago today we put The Power Word: Gold Guide up for sale.

Asking people for real-world money was a big change for Power Word: Gold. It was first step in an effort to move Power Word: Gold toward profitability.

Over the previous year we have learned a lot by selling the guide. We have learned about selling products online. We have learned about distribution. We have learned about about pricing. We have learned about marketing. We have learned about customer support.

Most of all, however, we have learned to appreciate the community.

We want to thank each and every one of you who has shown your support for the blog, podcast and livestream by purchasing The Power Word: Gold Guide.

Your support has meant the world to us. Thank you.


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1.28.2013

Getting Great Gold Goals Goes Good



This the second post of our participation in 20 Days of Gold-Making. Be sure to also check out everyone else who is participating.

The prompt for today's post is "If you set yourself a goal what was your goal and at what point did you set it?" Read on past the jump for our thoughts on goals.

1.27.2013

Go Try French Opera


In this livestream we work on our normal routine as well as tactics for finding good lower level items to flip, how to hunt for competitor alts, work on cleaning out guild bank, try french opera (we don't) and much more.



Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.21.13 Pt.1/2 Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.21.13 Pt.2/2 Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin


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1.26.2013

Weekly Gold-Making Q&A: Now Taking Your Questions


First off we want to thank everyone who participated in last week's gold-making Q&A over on the official PowerWord: Gold subreddit. We had over 40 comment and answered numerous questions.

If you have a gold-making question you'd like answered head over to this week's gold-making Q&A and ask your question. Also, while you are there don't forget to subscribe to the subreddit by hitting the "subscribe" link in the upper right. We will be answering questions until late Monday night (Jan 28, 2013).

Remember, the only bad question is the one you never ask.


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1.24.2013

I Want My Darkmoon Top Hat



In this livestream we cover our normal flipping routine, discuss realm population size, cross-faction trading, new Darkmoon Faire items coming in 5.2 and much, much more.



Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.18.13 Pt.1/2 Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.18.13 Pt.2/2 Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin


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1.23.2013

A Long Time Ago In An Iron Forge Far, Far Away....



While I initially tried to resist, the urge to follow the group of writers participating in Nev's 20 Days of Gold Making project just got too strong. It just looks like so much fun.

I will be writing "20 Days of Gold Making" posts from time to time over the next few months. Read on past the jump for my first "20 Days of Gold Making" post.

1.21.2013

Too Much Information About 83-84 Item Sales


In this livestream we spend a good deal of effort and time extracting and analyzing 83-84 MoP item sales data from TradeSkillMaster Accounting.

In the process we learn quite a bit about how the 83-84 item markets have worked for us and come to some interesting conclusions. We hope to put together a post detailing our results but until then you can get much of the info from these livestreams.



Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.17.13 Pt.1/2 Sales Analysis by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.17.13 Pt.2/2 Sales Analysis by Jim Younkin


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1.20.2013

New Weekly Gold-Making Q&A on /r/PowerWordGold



I had a twitter follower ask what the best way to ask us specific questions was: blog comments? Subreddit? Some other way?

In response we've decided to start a weekly gold-making question and answer post on the /r/PowerWordGold subreddit.

  • If you have a specific gold-making question (or questions) you'd like us to answer head over and leave them on the this week's gold-making question and answer post.
  • We expect to continue to answer questions until late Monday night (Jan 21, 2013).
  • We hope to do these on a weekly basis so if you miss your chance to get your question answered please try again next weekend.

Also, if you don't already subscribe to our official subreddit you can do so by signing into (or up for) reddit, heading to /r/PowerWordGold and clicking the "Subscribe" button in the upper right.


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TSM Application Dealfinding, Mat Shuffling And Kitties


In this livestream we cover TradeSkillMaster Application Dealfinding set up, WoWuction, item flipping, TSM group set up and much more.




Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.14.13 Pt.1/2 Morning Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.14.13 Pt.2/2 Morning Routine by Jim Younkin


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1.18.2013

Zhu's Watch Farming Spot Nerfed



I think we all knew that this spot would be nerfed. It wasn't really a question of "if" it would be nerfed but "when".

Redditor beepbeep75 posted the news on /r/WoWGoldMaking. I've since been there myself and can confirm the nerf.

Beepbeep75 wrote:

"Today I went to Zhu's watch and the mobs in the phased out part of the Zhu's Despair quest gave only 200xp and they are no longer lootable, they just die and lie there."

While I am a bit sad to see this spot get nerfed it's not much of a surprise.

Also, as much as I'd like to take credit for publicizing the area (and therefore getting it nerfed) it is much more likely that it was was all the players and bots that likely farmed the spot non-stop that ultimately got Blizzard's attention.

Easy come. Easy go.


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1.17.2013

WoWuction, Spreadsheets, Transmog and More!



In this lengthy livestream we go over many topics including WoWuction.com Broker alerts, building a spreadsheet for Darkmoon Card material calculations, transmog and much much more.




Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.11.13 Pt.1/3 Evening Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.11.13 Pt.2/3 Evening Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 3: WoW Gold-Making! 1.11.13 Pt.3/3 Evening Routine by Jim Younkin


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1.16.2013

MoP "Uber" Blue TradeSkillMaster Dealfinding Lists


I've started to have some success buying and selling what I've dubbed Mists of Pandaria "Uber" blue items. These are items that were introduced in Mists of Pandaria that require level 80-85 and all have item levels over 400.

These are extremely powerful items and can fetch a premium price. I sell most of these items between 2500g to 6000g.

Due to their rarity one of the best ways I've found to find these items for the price I'm willing to pay (under 300g) is to use TradeSkillMaster Dealfinding Lists. Read on past the jump for TSM-importable lists to help you buy these items as soon as they hit the AH.

1.15.2013

Come Midnight, Let's Disperse This Petty Rabble!


In this livestream we try for a mount, farm up Essence of Water, check out the updated doppelgangers page, work on getting back into leather transmog and much much more.




Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.9.13 Pt.1/2 Evening Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.9.13 Pt.2/2 Evening Routine by Jim Younkin


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1.14.2013

The Power Word: Gold Podcast - Episode 052


Episode 052 of The Power Word: Gold Podcast. We bring you the latest World of Warcraft gold-making tips, tricks and strategies.

In this week's episode your hosts Jim Younkin and Faid discuss Mote of Harmony farming, gold-making styles, the TradeSkillMaster Application, dealfinding lists and much more. And now on with the show!

Episode 052:
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1.12.2013

My Paladin Tailor's Sparkle Pony Is Fabulous!


In this livestream we flip items, tailor on our Pally (like a boss), show how to build TSM groups, poke around Zhu's Watch again (spoiler: it's not nerfed) and more.

Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.8.13 Pt.1/2 - Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.8.13 Pt.2/2 - Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin




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1.11.2013

Setting Up TradeSkillMaster Groups - Step-By-Step



We had a request on the livestream to go over setting up TradeSkillMaster groups. Because this question comes up a lot we wanted to record it so that everyone could benefit from it.

Setting up TSM groups can feel complicated but it's worth the effort. Check out the video below.




YouTube: How To Set Up TradeSkillMaster (TSM) Groups - Simple Step-By-Step Instructions

While setting up TradeSkillMaster groups does have a steep learning curve it is something every gold-maker should know. The sheer amount of time selling items with TSM groups will save you is staggering.

If you get lost while following this video feel free to pause or rewind it as many times as you need. If you are still having issues you can try watching our previous TSM group set up video or the wonderful TSM videos by Faid.

If all else fails feel free to leave us a comment or sign up and follow us on our twitch.tv page so you can ask us the question next time we go live.


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1.10.2013

Today: Zhu's Watch. Tomorrow: The World.



In this livestream we do some tried and true gold-making. We also test out the Mote of Harmony farming spot Zhu's Watch in Krasarang Wilds (starts in Part 2). We first learned about the spot in Faid's video and she found out about if from Basmastersix's Consortium post. Tune in for Mote Madness and much, much more.

Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.7.13 Pt.1/2 - Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.7.13 Pt.2/2 - Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin




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1.09.2013

Brian Mørk, Spreadsheets And More


In this livestream we spend time figuring out how to collect and analyze auction house sales data from The Undermine Journal in a spreadsheet. We also welcome a new inductee into our prestigious doppelgangers page and much more.

Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.3.13 Pt.1/2 - Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.3.13 Pt.2/2- Afternoon Routine by Jim Younkin




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1.08.2013

77-80 Cata & 83-84 MoP Item Flipping Pricing Lists



One of the most common requests I get on the livestream is the pricing information I use when selling my 77-80 Cataclysm and 83-84 Mists of Pandaria items.

Head past the jump for my pricing information for all of the different categories of items I flip in those categories.

1.07.2013

Darkmoon Faire Is Here!



Gold-Making and the Darkmoon Faire go together like peanut butter and jellyfish! In this livestream we spend time getting the last few professions skill points via DMF quests. We also work on buying DMF pets to sell and much more.

Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 1.6.13 AM Pt.1/2 - Morning Routine by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 1.6.13 AM Pt.2/2 - Morning Routine by Jim Younkin




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1.06.2013

Auction House Sales Data Dump 1.5.13



I've been playing around with moving data from The Undermine Journal character sales pages (search for your character on your server and faction and be signed into TUJ to view sales info) into spreadsheets.

Below are some of the raw sales data from tonight's mailbox collection. I thought I'd share it so you can see what specific items are selling on my particular server. Head past the jump for the data.

1.03.2013

New Year's Eve Gold-Making Madness


We had a blast making gold with everyone on this New Year's Eve 2012 gold-making livestream. Here's to a wonderful 2013 and may it being us all not only lots of gold but also lots of fun and new ways to make gold.




Part 1: WoW Gold-Making! 12.31.12 Pt.1/2 New Year's Eve by Jim Younkin




Part 2: WoW Gold-Making! 12.31.12 Pt.2/2 New Year's Eve by Jim Younkin


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