We've seen so many posts recently with people complaining about having no gold or that 'something' is too expensive. Well I'm here to tell you that those days are gone, prepare to get rich (no hacks, cheats or bots needed)
I'll go through a few easy steps, ones that I do myself on a regular basis when I play. This is not 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week, grind after grind. I probably play 4-5 hours a day and I do other things too, PvE story, PvP, dungeons here and there.
Anyway... here goes...
Step One - Professions and Free stuff
Make sure you level your chosen crafting ability. If you intend on wearing plate, then make sure you level plate. Same with cloth and leather (or all three if you are going to diversify) This will enable you to make new gear when you need it and joins on nicely to 'Step two'
The other thing is get hirelings, ALL OF THEM ! Yes you may think this is a waste of skill points, but it isn't, not if your into making gold ! They will send you lots of 'Free Stuff'. some of this will be useful for your chosen profession some will not. Keep what you need and SELL everything else !
Step Two - Throw away gear
While levelling 1-50 DO NOT buy or repair gear, its a money sink and will burn through your gold. Most new players seem to think they need to be in the best gear all the time... NONSENSE !
Run your gear down till it is broken (or close) and as I said above DO NOT repair. Get to a crafting station, take off all your clothes and make new gear. That way you do not pay any repair bills.
At this point you also have two choices. Firstly you can deconstruct everything in your profession line and level your crafting fast as possible.
(I recommend doing this as its just as easy to level early on and the gear you will deconstruct now costs less, meaning the gear that what you sell later is worth more therefor more profit)
Or you can just deconstruct enough to get the materials needed for new gear and sell everything ! (crafting levelling takes longer but you will have a bit more gold sooner)
Step Three - Farm, Farm, Farm
By this I mean nodes. Nodes are your friends, they are a constant supply of free gold. OK there isn't actually a gold node but its close. Free mats to sell all you have to do is collect them. So do just that, you see any wood, ore, fibres, herbs (anything) farm it and SELL IT ! (unless you need that type)
The good thing about materials is they can be stacked in 100s, meaning its easy to collect a lot of them !
It's up to you if you want to spend a skill point on the 'Keen eye' perk. Personally I do, but its not essential, especially once you get to the point where you recognise all the materials easily.
Step Four - Increase Bag Space & Step Five - Buy a Horse
Make your bags bigger ! More bag space means you can carry more, means you can sell more = more gold !
I'd suggest buying your first couple of upgrades as soon as you can. They are reasonable cheap and you can start mass collecting sooner.
Which leads nicely too 'Step Five'
Now I know this sounds like a money sink and 'at first' it is (unless you have the Imperial Edition) but listen on.
Bag space in this game costs a premium, I mean these prices are highway robbery.
Once you get to the 90+ bag slots you are looking at over 10,000g, and it keeps getting higher after that !
When you buy a horse you have the ability to upgrade that horses carrying ability. This makes your bags bigger. Every time you upgrade your horse (oats upgrade) you increase your bag size by 1 extra space. It costs 250g to upgrade a horse and you can do that every 20 hours.
Think about it... at that rate/cost you will gain 10 extra bag slots for 2500g. MUCH better than 10k, 15k, 20k per 10 slots from a vendor !
Step Six - Sell items fast on Chat
DON'T BE GREEDY ! If you get a blue item (or even a green from a set) Try to sell it in chat. Just remember to sell it sensibly. Yes you can try to be clever and ask 1000g for that item, but chances are you won't get it. Sell that same item for 150g-200g and you're much more likely to sell it.
Why so cheap? well its not really. When you come to sell your stuff at a vendor you will most likely get 20g-50g for that item which is ok. But if you sell that same item for 150g-200g that's 4X the profit !
(which is better, asking 1000g and getting no sale or selling cheap and making 4X what you'd get from a vendor)
Step Seven - Open Everything
This one isn't for everybody, personally I'm a containerholic and run at every container I see...lol
Seriously though, containers can be a good source of income. A lot of the time you will get worthless stuff, but then almost as much you will get materials, recipes ( I upgraded the 20,500g bank slot just by collecting/selling green recipes)
The other thing about containers is 'Motifs'. Yes the drop rate for container items has been raised and this means motifs are easier to find. (bad luck gold selling scumbags) However you will still easily get 500-1000g for a normal motif and 15k-35k (yes that's THOUSAND) for a rare motif. Finding any of these can and will seriously bump up the contents of your wallet !
Step Eight - Quest like a Hero
Questing may not be for everybody, but at levels 1-50 its a good earner. Quests normally give good pay-outs and if you do all the above while you are questing you will soon see your gold total rapidly rise !
PvP questing - Cyrodiil also has good quests, repeatable too. So those that are into PvP this is also a good little earner !