In Guild Wars 2 the amount of gold you have is going to affect the equipment that you are able to buy and how quickly and efficiently you are able to level. Without enough gold you may not have good enough equipment and your leveling will slow down.
Salvaging Market Items
One of the quickest and easiest ways to earn money in Guild Wars 2 is to salvage items that you find on the trading post and then sell the materials that you get from those items. In order for this to be effective you need to search the trading post for items that are priced very low. When you find those items you should buy a couple of them and salvage them to see what you get.
After you know what the raw materials are for the item look up the value of that material on the trading post. Use that value as a guide to what you can pay for the items.
If the items are much cheaper than what the raw materials are worth you should buy them all up and break them down and resell them. When you finish with one set of items move on to a different set of items and repeat the process again. This method is simple and quick and a great way to start earning money at the beginning of the game.
Buy in Bulk
Another clever technique to earn a good amount of money using the Trading Post is to buy items in bulk and resell them for a profit. What I mean by buying items in bulk is picking up an entire lot of items from a seller who is just looking to get rid of them. For instance someone may be trying to sell 1000 copper ore and there won’t be that many people willing to buy it because of the massive amount. Since there is less interest in the bulk amount of items they will go for less money.
When you buy those items at a lower cost you can mark them up and sell them off in smaller lots so that they are more appealing. Even if you only mark the items up a little you are still going to make a decent profit on all of them because of the huge number that you purchased initially. This method works very well for most of the stackable items in the game, but it should go without saying that you have to do a little research to make sure you are getting a good deal on the items before you buy them. While most bulk sellers will list items at a lower price, others will have high prices and you don’t want to get stuck with those.