Many ppls do not do this anymore because they don‘t think it‘s worth the time.Grinding is still the premier method of farming gold because it‘s so simple and basic.
If you are a new ppl, or on a lower level character you are going to want to stick to killing humanoids, unless you are a skinner. Humanoids drop both cloth and coin which is a large portion of your money, and they also have the highest drop percentage for green‘s and blues (generally speaking).
Now if you are a higher level a few things you will need to target is motes, think items and vanity items. The first two are fairly obvious on where to farm them, so I‘m not going to go into detail.
But vanity items raise a good question with most ppls.
These are very easy to farm or obtain but most players don‘t even know they exist! These ppls may even have a few in their inventory and they wont make gold they SHOULD!
Vanity items are those items that very simply make the characters look pretty. They have no other purpose at all.
These range from foods or drinks that alter characters effect, to clothing that makes a character look like afisherman or a ninja!
This also includes pets that ppls don‘t know about. Ppls love collecting things. Buying pets and reselling them can make you a lot of gold for this exact reason. In fact theres a few pets that sell for hundreds of gold because they are a rare drop.
Now some of these items are hard to find (That‘s why they make you so much gold). But once you find these locations, they bring in money like it‘s clockwork!
It could take you a very long time to gather these spots because 99% of the players don‘t know they exist.
To be completely honest with you, I would have never thought of these spots if it wasn‘t for Derek. He showed me all of these Wow tips for gold, spots and he has helped me use these spots efficiently.
I had his help long before his guide came out, and I was lucky to do that. You don‘t get the opportunity to speak to ppls that are as busy as he is so often. But his guide is still available at http://warcraftriches.goldlevelingguide.com/