effort = farming! no skinning, mining or herbing!
alchemy is the sh*t. xmute master, takes 5sec, get +100-200g. thats 1k gold/hour =)
then line it up on all your alts and do the math. (i've got 7 xmute masters)
and then if you scan through it again you got much other xmutes than the daily that generates nice gold.
the ones that says engi is not a money maker has not looked through the market thoroughly, i make loads of gold with mine.