with a full farm the average is a bit less than 5 golden lotus per char
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Run enchanting. Whenever you replace an item, DE it and sell the blood\haunting\<new 5.4> spirit ... starts out at 6-8k, and stabilizes at about 1.5-2k near the end of a patch.
Run low level dungeons. Sell the greens and boe blues for profit. Make sure to check prices before selling. Some of the items are worth 1-2k+.
If you got a smith/leatherworker you can craft some transmogg items too and try to turn them into money. Making old classic items is sth I can suggest.
Other than that...money making is really easy. Make yourself a bank toon. Sent all the stuff to him that is boe. Anything that could be put into the AH.
Just put the stuff into the AH. You will get the hang of it pretty quickly. It is no problem to have like 100-200 auctions running that way. Some of that will sell.
Hell I even sell matching white items for 50gold. No clue who buys this but it gets sold.
Of course every economy is different, but I find it hard to believe the shuffle isn't profitable -- unless the ore prices are really high -- or there is zero market.
On my realm, ore is about 45g a stack for Ghost Iron Ore (way less if it's Kyparite) and I could still make a profit even if I vendored all my blue gems and only did enchanting.
1. My name is spelt "God" not "Loucious-sama".
2. I'm not a man, because man is inherently flawed. I am in fact a being so far beyond your comprehension that archaic constraints like flesh, blood, time and consequently, gender, have no meaning to me.