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User ImageEarning gold on Gaia can be quick and easy. Here are some ways in one place. Good luck!

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3nodding Post. If you post the amount of gold you have now, you can watch your earnings for this session grow! You can click the icon to your right (the red check mark) to go to your own subscribed threads.

3nodding Vote in a poll. If I've failed to change this one since you were last here, check out the Chatterbox forum for threads with polls.

3nodding Get Daily Chance at Home, My Gaia, Shop, Community, World, Games, Dumpster Dive.

3nodding Play Booty Grab by visiting Gaia Aquarium Subforum and checking through a few pages of aquariums. For hints on how to play, see Booty Grab + Ultimate Guide. You can play as much as you like! Also, if you set up your own aquarium and post it in your sig and then post around Gaia, you may find yourself earning extra gold from others playing your aquarium without you doing anything more than adding more fish from time to time (goldfish don't work).

3nodding Visit your aquarium. Once per day the Overseer will grant you a gift if you have fish in your aquarium (click on it when it's open and glowing). When your fish die they also leave a gift (click the fish drop in your inventory). Aquarium FAQ gives a good summary of how to make your aquarium provide the best prizes.

3nodding Finish a jigsaw puzzle in Games. The more pieces the puzzle has, the more gold you earn when you finish it (but the longer it will take). The other games can also earn you gold, but usually not as quickly or easily. If you want to play Cards, you try to get as close to 21 without going over as possible. The trick is if you have 17 or more click "Stand" ("Stand" on 16 if you think either you or the dealer will go over 21, since dealer must play until over 16). For 11 on the first 2 cards you can try "Double Down" to double your winnings on the turn of just one more card. Anything else click "Hit."

3nodding If you have extra time, zOMG can be the most lucrative game of all of them! Check out zOMG Guides and Resources to learn more. Hint: Work with a Crew of people (up to 6) who have levels close to yours to maximize your loot.

3nodding Sell an item from your Inventory (surely of all the things you have from Daily Chance and Starter Stuff there's something you're willing to part with). Sometimes selling things in the Marketplace will get you more than the half-price the stores give, but for very inexpensive things you may find no one will buy your item at any price. Also, you need a Trading Pass (which costs 500g) to sell things in the Marketplace. This pass can be bought at the Bank after you have been on Gaia at least 3 days.

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3nodding Comment in a profile. Feel free to use mine.

User Image 3nodding Add a comment to someone's Journal (again, feel free to use mine.)

3nodding Add an entry to your own Journal. The icon here will take you there:

3nodding Shake a tree and a bush and look under a rock in Towns or Towns 2. If the first of each don't work, try another until you get some (it shouldn't take more than two or three tries). You only get a few gold and it takes a while to load so I usually skip this step.

3nodding Post the amount of gold you have now! See? You can subscribe to this thread and come back every day to do these steps. Good luck!

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Table of Contents

1. Earning Gold on Gaia Quickly and Easily! (above)
2. Table of Contents (you are here).
3. Charities
4. How to Make a Quest Thread.
5. Other Links you may find useful
6. Affiliates
7. Use Real Money to Get Gold
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POST #3: Charities

Still need more gold? Check out THE List of Charities for charities run by generous Gaians willing to donate gold (or sometimes items) to you. That forum might have unlisted charities on the first page of the forum, to.

BE SURE TO READ the WHOLE FIRST PAGE of any charity you go to so you follow their rules. It's only 15 posts at most, and if you fail to follow their rules you will probably not get a donation from them.

You must have a Trading Pass for anyone to give you gold. You can buy one for 500g at the Bank.
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Post #4: How to Make a Quest Thread

You've visited charities and some require a Quest Thread. What is it? It is a thread you start to show you are dedicated to saving up enough gold for some expensive item. Some items were given out and are not in stores. These items are only available in the Marketplace or The Gaia Exchange if someone is selling theirs. Check out Tektek: Gaia Items for an up-to-date list of everything on Gaia, how much it costs in the Marketplace, and where to get it if it's in a store.

Parts of a Quest Thread:

1. Introduction (a poll may attract more visitors) telling what you are questing for and why.

2. Progress telling how much gold you have and how much you will need to get the item.

3. Thanks Post thanking all those who have donated to your quest by name.

4. Thanks to bumpers who help keep your thread visible. (BUMP means "Bring Up My Post" and is used to move a thread to the top of its forum. Threads are listed in each forum in order of most recent posts. So the thread which has had a post most recently will be at the top of the list after the Announcements and Stickies. Any post, including just an emoticon or the word "bump" will effectively move that thread to the top of its forum, and therefore be more visible to folks browsing the forum at that time.)

5. Links to other threads (like charities that have helped you, other fellow questors, shops, or any other helpful threads you'd like to keep linked).


* Graphics make a thread more appealing, too. If you add a graphic link in your signature to your quest thread, perhaps folks might click it to visit your thread, too. Visit (and even bump) other quest threads for an idea of the possiblities! A link in your sig will also encourage some folks to visit your quest thread, maybe even bump it, and who knows, perhaps even give you a donation! Feel free to visit my shop for reasonably-priced graphics, or visit the Mini-shops:Art Freebies.

Other information charities often look for include your join date and number of posts. This information can be found in your profile, found under the MY GAIA tab.

Good luck!
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POST #5. OTHER LINKS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL:


BBCode & You shows how to format text on Gaia.

How to Make Your First 100k without Begging or Bumping is a detailed, comprehensive guide to making gold in the Marketplace!

User Image Resources and Advice for New Charity Owners is also a good resource for the rest of us!

User Image Free Items Archive: Gaia's free item offers and give-aways you may have missed

GGD Resource Sticky: lists resources for Gaia games (including towns).

zOMG! Guides and Resources

User Image Aquarium information.

User Image All about Gaia items, even make dream avatars!
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POST #7: Use Real Money to Get Gaia Gold

You can also get gold by giving Gaia real money. Each month you give $2.50 US, Gaia will send you a letter with Monthly Collectibles. Also with real money you can buy items in the Cash Shop (see it listed in the Shops menu). You can sell the item in The Gaia Exchange or in the Marketplace immediately. The price of the Monthly Collectible Thank You Letter will likely jump a bit on the 15th of the month when it becomes "unsealed" revealing which new collectibles are inside. Sometimes, if at least one of the collectibles are very popular, the price continues to rise. Cash Shop items almost always increase in value, especially the costlier ones.

You can also get folks to give you gold in exchange for services or art. Visit the Mini Shops forum to see shops where others are selling their wares. Good luck!
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Using using the Marketplace (MP)


Of course the best way to make gold on the MP is to buy an item that has been priced low and sell it for a lot of gold more than you paid for it.

TIMING:
1. Generally a brand new item costs more when it first comes out and then the price drops a lot over the first few days. Free items almost never recover to their first-released prices, but most other items do eventually get back that high and sometimes even higher if you wait long enough.

2. Items sell fastest during the evenings (USA time) and over the weekends. They often sell for slightly less in the Exchange forum if you can find the item you want for sale.

3. The MP has ups and downs. If the graphs are hidden, click "Show graphs" for more information. Graphs show how an item has been selling over the past month/year, both in price and number. If very few are sold each day, you will need to set your price much lower to entice anyone to buy it. New items won't have enough data to graph and the prices are extremely volatile (moving up or down very quickly, usually down).

4. Monthly Collectibles generally rise sharply in price on the 15th when they "open" and many other items on the MP drop a bit in price as people scramble to sell stuff so they can buy the newest shiny.

4. When you sell it, the 7 days default is usually a pretty good way to be sure everyone gets a chance to see it and buy it. If it hasn't sold in 7 days, it probably won't sell at that price in 14.

PRICING:

1. Gold shop items (and some others) can be sold for half their cost (or Sellback Value) from your Inventory. If you can sell items for more than that on the MP go for it. Never buy items for more than they cost in the shops! If you want it for yourself, you can buy it at a price between the shop price and half of that, or just buy it from the shop.

2. When setting your price, make sure that you price it to cover the 3% MP tax. Selling an item that cost you a million gold for 1,009,000g will not give you a profit! You have to sell it for at least 30k (per million) more before you've covered the tax. To be sure, multiply the price you paid times 0.03 and add that onto the original price to see how much you need to sell it for just to break even.

1. Look up the item you are selling on the MP. If the Lowest Buy Price is higher than the Average Buy Price, now is probably a good time to sell. If the Average Buy Price is higher, it's probably not a good time to sell (see #5 below). Be careful to make sure that the item is being bought by checking the graphs. If only one or two were sold each day for the past several days, that item is not easy to sell. You're price will probably need to be close to the Average Buy Price to sell.

2. If the first several Lowest Buy Prices are nearly the same, that's probably a good price. If you want it to sell quickly, price it a little less than that. I don't generally mess with bidding prices. If you do use bid prices, be sure not to set the starting bid price for less than you'd be willing to see it sell for.

3. If the first several Lowest Buy Prices are increasing sharply, pick a price just a bit less than the second price to sell fairly quickly (as that lowest price will probably sell very soon and then yours will be the lowest). Again, check the graphs to be sure the items are actually selling.

4. The graphs for the last month show how the prices have been going lately on average. If the prices are going down, you only want to sell an item that was a free item recently. That price will continue to drop until those are often worth very little. But if your item is just experiencing a brief dip in price, hold off selling it for a while (days or even months) until the price comes back up. Nearly all prices come back up given enough time.

5. DOUBLE CHECK your listing! Make sure you have the right number of zeros and the numbers reflect the price you want.

6. Only sell one of a given item at a time. Don't compete with yourself! If it sells quickly at that price, you can list it's duplicate and raise the price a little.

NEVER GIVE ANYONE YOUR PASSWORD! No staff member on Gaia needs it and anyone who says they want or need it is lying and will only steal from you.
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Earned 278 just doing the things on the first post in the last few minutes. (though I didn't sell anything.) Kewl!

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