I've been roaming about these halls for a while now, so I think an introduction is in order.
I'm Jennifer. I've been playing WoW since early 2008, where I stumbled across it and tried it out of desperation because I'd run out of games to play on my Macs. This was my first MMO. For the next nine months, I leveled up my fire mage and more or less struggled like others players to make gold. I recall killing elementals in Nagrand to get enough to afford my flying training. When WotLK rolled around, a very old friend who has returned to WoW told me about how he'd been making good gold with inscription. I'd heard rumblings from other players that it was a moneymaker, but I'd dismissed them. But I decided if my RL friend was having good success with it, I should at least give it a try. So try it I did and ... wow! Suddenly I was making gold, and before I knew it I had enough to buy epic flyers for me and my best friend. Then I had enough for a Traveler's Tundra Mammoth. And so on and so forth.
I kept making gold and spending most of it on myself and my friends. But more importantly, I found I really enjoyed making glyphs. It was something I could do with plenty of interruptions whenever needed (I'm a non-fiction author who works at home). And I found it a good way to start my day -- it seems to organize my mind somehow. I happily earned and spent hundreds of thousands of gold on myself, my friends, and my guild. This summer I ran out of stuff to spend my gold on and decided I should try for the goldcap. I got it a month earlier than I projected. I'm focused right now on preparing for 4.0 and Cataclysm.
In addition to the steadiness of glyphs, I love to make gold off holidays. I made a killing off Lovely Charms during Love is in the Air, and did very well at Pilgrim's Bounty, too. I've dabbled in Jewelcrafting, selling cooking recipes, and selling pets -- I do these now and again, but they don't have the same staying power for me as inscription.
Unlike some gold-makers on my realm, I am very quiet about my activities. Very few people know about the wealth of my characters -- which is just fine with me, as I really dislike unwanted attention. I am a really nice person in virtually all respects, but the auction house allows me to let my aggressive, ruthless side run free -- which isn't something females normally feel okay about doing without getting labelled. So I keep quiet.
And that's my story. Nice to meet you!