The following is a guide for "The Shuffle". Turning ore into a bunch of stuff for profit. If you have suggestions, please let me know!
This only works if you have the professions needed or have a friend that does. I have made about 100k gold in the last 2 weeks from doing this. (the amount you earn will differ depending on how many people are doing the same thing, population, and material saturation)
Ore's you will need
Ghost Iron Ore
*Do not prospect Trillium ore as it is better used to create bars*
Obtain as much ore as you can, be it mining, or buying. The more ore you have the better. Once you have as much ore as you can possibly get, prospect it all.
For those that prospect the old fashion way, I suggest making a macro, it will save you time (which is $$$) Use the macro listed below if you do not currently use one.
/showtooltip Ghost Iron Ore
/use Ghost Iron Ore (or what ever ore you want)
There are a few different directions you can go from here.
Once you have learned all the JC recipes from the trainer in the Jade Forrest, Mai the Jade Shaper.(48.0, 35.0) There are some ilevel 450 rings you can make. These sell very well, but you will make more gold using the methods below. If you have extra mats after, then making these items will just add to your profits.
If you have a Alchemist, you can transmute the: Wild Jade, Vermilion Onyx, Imperial Amethyst, into Primal Diamond. That will make you from 1400g for the raw gem to 2400g for the actual Meta Gem cut, depending on your servers economy.
You can also transmute your Pandarian Garnet into Primordial Ruby, which are always popular(pretty much for the entire expansion)
If you have an Enchanter at your disposal, you can make probably around 100 Shadowfire Necklace, and 100 Ornate Band. Both of these recipes use the Alexandrite, Lapis Lazuli, Pandarian Garnet, Roguestone, Sunstone and Tiger Opal.
When making the rings and necklaces, you will on occasion and randomly, make a blue ring/necklace with a higher ilevel (Shadowfire Necklace and Ornate Band). These will disenchant into Small Ethereal Shard, and Ethereal Shard.
Enchanting mats, especially the amount you will have after just one round of disenchanting, will sell for a pretty penny.
For all you lazy enchanters out there, yes there is also a macro you can make to disenchant them. Use the macro below to disenchant both the blue and green rings, and the blue and green necklaces. (I usually put the blue items on the AH for around 250g-300g for 48 hours, if they dont sell, I disenchant them because the posting fee is around 5g a piece which cuts into profits)
As of right now, JC will make you a decent amount of money, but combining it with other professions maximizes your productivity.
Post all your items, mats and gems on the AH. I usually play at night, so I list auctions for 24 hours. If there are a lot of AH trolls that undercut every chance they get, you may need to cancel and re-post to see the gold pour in. I will update this thread with any new updates.
For those that Mill the old way - here is a macro to make your life much easier:
/use Green Tea Leaf
/use Fool's Cap
/use Snow Lily
/use rain Poppy
Now for this (and all the macro's) to work, you must have them in stacks of five. I suggest using one line per macro. - Cheers!