After bumbling around with all of Elder Scrolls Online’s different systems, I’ve learned that it’s possible to generate a reliable 10k gold per hour in ESO Crown Crates with naught more than a little elbow grease and the right set of tools. The byproduct of my aforementioned stumbling is this comprehensive guide to making ESO gold without breaking a sweat.

Harvest, Mine and Collect all ResourcesNot going to craft? That's fine, but you should still collect those resources you see laying around. You can turn them into vendors for moderate amounts of money, or even better, try to sell it to other players. Other players will surely be trying to craft items, and they will always be in search of materials to do so. If you can find one of these players, you might be able to offload all your items for a greater price, or even establish a working relationship, as they can make you things in exchange for you bringing in the base material.


Crafting is definitely a viable way to earn gold however it is probably best used in combination with everything else. In ESO every player can learn to be pretty self-sufficient in terms of gear, potions, and glyphs, however there is always a market these items from players who either have not levelled crafting at all, have not levelled ALL types of crafting or wish to make a convenience purchase. You can make potions, food, drinks, armor and weapons to sell to other players. Tri-Pots will always have a market due to heavy use in PVP, food and drinks are always needed and high quality armor and weapons, especially Item Sets, are often required by other players. Enchanting is difficult to level but it might end up worth it as players look for glyphs for new armor and weapons. Keep an eye on Zone Chat as people often make specific requests for specific items. You could even consider advertising on Zone or Guild Chat that you can make certain Item Sets, potions or glyphs. Make sure that you don’t spam however.

Trait Items

Just a simple piece of base quality gear with a trait on it can actually sell for a lot to other players looking for something to research. Keep an eye out in Zone Chat for people looking for certain traits or even place a few items with traits in a Guild Store and you could make anywhere from 100 to 1000 gold!

Create a Market

ESO, as we have established, is about the trade of items. A tough, but profitable way to make money is to manipulate the market. It can be a little underhanded, but you can also potentially make a fortune. The basic idea, is for you to buy up mass quantities of any one item, iron ore for example. If you own the majority of the ore in the game, then you can set the price higher, and people will be forced to pay it due to ore being so hard to come by, since you bought it all. It is a great way to make money, but you might lose a friend or two in the process!


Quests often give gold as a reward upon completion. Quests will also lead you to enemies which can drop gold – not to mention treasure chests and containers which can be looted for extra cash. If you complete quests regularly you will generate enough gold for your leveling needs and more if you actively pick up items, search containers and attack enemies.


Enemies, especially human enemies, can drop gold. You may despair at first about the small amount of gold dropped by enemies, however it all adds up over time, especially in the course of a quest or dungeon. This gold will contribute to the costs of repairing your gear and allow some of that other gold that you find to be spent elsewhere. Enemies will also drop equipment, jewelry, glyphs and scraps which can be sold.

With the above skills, you may know how to make more ESO Gold in Elder Scrolls Online . Here is a link to get further information about How to Level Up in Elder Scrolls Online or Sell/Buy ESO Crown Crates !