So my main is a JC/BS but this requires me to spend more than I can generally make since I don't have a way to easily farm the ore I need to prospect outside of my farm (I use only Snakeroot seeds) and farming Motes of Harmony which is inefficient. I have difficulty making money off of JC due to the random cuts, as most of the blue gems I do prospect get used for the research, and I've been unlucky in cuts to where I mostly have useless cuts like +320 Dodge or +PVP Power that don't sell, and a ton of green gems that I pretty much vendor if I don't get a Perfect cut because they're all but useless.
Anyways, I am going to take one of my 90s that are untouched with professions and make them into a mule/farm alt. I'm planning on taking Mining so I can at least farm the ore for my main, but I'm not sure what the second profession should be in order to try and maximize what I can make as far as gold; I'm not excessively greedy but I need a steady supply of gold to finance my gems/enchants/reforges and upcoming things like buying a second Legendary Meta or Cloak, which would deplete my entire funds (I only have around 14k gold right now).
Ideally I'd like to have something that I don't need to spend thousands of gold to level or buy expensive mats off the AH and that I can turn around to make a profit on as well as funnel the ore to my main for cuts.