Inscription is my favorite profession, steady gold every day once you get started for low cost to make. It takes x1 Ink of the Sea and x1 Resilient Parchment, this costs about 3gold depending on server.
For posting Glyphs you need a bank alt that only sells glyphs, get x4 of the “Glyphs-only” bags, these hold up to 32 stacks of glyphs per bag. As a glyph seller, you won’t have to work hard. You can log in and post them one time in the morning, or before going to school/work, and of course during peak times.
On good days I get close to 5,000 gold from just the glyph market.
When canceling/Picking up the glyphs you should use /Reload when you´ve gotten all 50, this way you won’t have to wait 20+ seconds for the next batch from the mailbox.
Once you´ve learnt enough glyphs from Book of Glyph Mastery/training you should start finding people to supply you with Ink of the sea, try setting up a connection with some of your servers farmers, or gold farmers preferred because of the low prices. I got people supplying me with stacks of Ink of the sea for 60gold/stack and Adder´s tongue/icethorn for under 15g.
When all this is done, you have the character loaded with glyphs you should start setting up the addons, first up Quick Auctions 3. Do /Qa for all the different commands, the one we´ll be using is /QA Config – When doing that this screen will pop up.
Press “Item groups”. What you want to do now is press the Group name bubble and write Inscription / Glyphs or any other appropriate name and press “Okay”. Now press the group you just made and you will get many different ways to sell them, how long how much how many etc…
Fill in the information.
By doing this you will post glyphs in stacks of one, three total for 24 hours, you will undercut any competition for 2 silver unless they sell below 5gold, in this case you won´t post any glyphs(you can change the threshold to whatever you want but I recommend 4-6g). If there are no auctions up these will be posted for 98 gold.
After that go into the “Add items” tab. If you are going to sell all glyphs just write in “Glyph Of” where I did, and press “Okay”. If you are selling specific glyphs such as only druid glyphs and are going to sell other glyphs on other characters, simply press the glyphs you want to sell in the “Item List”.
Once you are done adding glyphs and fixing prices, this part is very easy, you just have to be at an auction house, once the auction window is up press the “Auctions” Tab.
Press Post to post all (3 of each kind) glyphs in your bag, and cancel to cancel the ones you´ve been undercut on. Always Cancel before you Post more. This only takes a minute post and another one to cancel, before it start canceling auctions it will scan the ones you have, so when it´s done scanning there will be a red box in the middle of the screen so when you see this just press “Start”.
Just cancel and repost when you have time, remember to use /Reload once you´ve taken the first batch of glyphs from the mailbox, this will reload the screen in a few seconds and save you a lot of time in the long run.
Use this macro if you are in a hurry or just want to cancel all your glyph auctions, in case you are in a posting war with a competitor.
/run local i=1;local n=1;while n ~= nil do local b=0;n,_,_,_,_,_,_,_,b=GetAuctionItemInfo(“owner”,i);if n~=nil and strfind(n,”^Glyph of”) then CancelAuction(i) end i=i+1 end
Because of the recent cataclysm announcement that people only need to buy glyphs once and that they will stay in their Spell book forever to use whenever people need it, there will be a lot higher demand in Cataclysm for the first few weeks, maybe a month depending on how big the server is.
I would recommend to sell off most of your glyphs before cataclysm, keep some stacks of your bestsellers like 5 stacks for each class. Some of your competitors will probably start buying all glyphs they can get their hands on a few weeks before cataclysm, this is where you make your biggest profit and start now to buy the cheap ones from AH for 2gold and just sit on them till this happens, if it doesn’t happen, then at least you have some glyphs for cataclysm.