Monday, June 10, 2013

Gaiaonline: Earning Gold

A lot of people from the Gaian community have asked me how to earn gold and I feel this is an extremely important question because running around asking others for gold can be a bit demeaning.  Gold can be earned a lot easier than you think as long as you have the time and patience.  I have listed a couple solutions below:


The strategy I have used to earn game currency since Neopets is vending.  Vending is when you buy items for less gold than they are worth and reselling them for the value that they actually are.  This takes a lot of patience so if you're looking for a get-rich-quick scheme then you should probably look elsewhere.

Before you start vending, there are things you will want to do and I have listed them below:
  • Familiarize yourself with marketplace and what items are selling
  • Check the prices every time a new item comes out
  • Make sure you're studying item prices within your budget
  • Keep the 2% tax in mind when buying an expensive item
  • Do not vend items you can buy in the stores for gold
The reason why you want to stay familiar with the marketplace is so that you won't accidentally buy an item that isn't selling or is overpriced.  You don't have to learn the prices of every single item on Gaia (that would take forever); typically, the average buy price will tell on itself.  The newest items are the quickest to sell so every time a new item is released I would suggest checking the price.  Also, always remember the 2% tax when buying an item and reselling it because if the item is more expensive the tax can be extremely hefty.  A lot of Gaians will be willing to negotiate because of the tax; just by sending a message to the seller they may trade it to you for the after tax value which will make earning money off the item a little easier.  When I vend, I always choose items from the Cash shop because those are usually the most in-demand items on the marketplace.  If you try and vend items from the basic stores that you can buy easily with gold you will be wasting your time because most people will choose to just buy them from the store.

Make sure you are using the vending page which is where the items are that people have just posted.  You are bound to catch a low priced item eventually when using this page. 

While you Vend

So, you've familiarized yourself with some items and are ready to start.  What you want to do is open up multiple tabs in your browser for each item that you've selected to start vending on.  Selecting multiple items is more efficient because you'll have more opportunity to find a deal.  It won't happen instantly but every once in a while after religiously refreshing the tabs you will come across someone who is listing the item at a super low price.  Make sure to snag the deals as fast as you can because you won't be the only one vending.  However, if someone else buys an item quicker than you don't let that be a turning point as there will always be more opportunities that arise where you will be the winner.  The main reason why I love to vend (other than the gold) is because of the excitement when you succeed in scoring a great deal.

Buying/Earning Gaia Cash

The fastest way to getting rich on gaiaonline is by purchasing Gaia Cash (with real money).  This is the easiest way to earn Gold on gaiaonline but it might not be so easy on your pockets so if you don't want to pay for it you can always check out the free offers to earn GC.

When you acquire GC you will want to take a look at the Cash Shop and find out which of the items are selling for the highest on the marketplace and use your Cash towards those items.

In the past I have purchased GC, mainly to contribute to Gaia, but the gold I earned off of it is insignificant compared to the amount of gold I have earned vending.


There are endless ways to earn gold on Gaia such as browsing, posting in the forums, aquariums, and more.  Good luck to all of my fellow Gaians on your pursuit to getting rich!

In the future I will be recording one of my vend sessions to try and give you more detailed tips.

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