Making gold in your Garrison
Instead of wasting the resources, get a Trading Post up if you haven't already, so you get the merchant NPC that will sell trade goods in exchange for garrison resources. It takes a medium plot.
|Too close to cap? Spend them!|
|Trading Post offers a fast way to spend|
your excess Garrison Resources.
To get more Scavenger followers, you need a level 2 Inn to recruit them.
To raise the ilvl of your followers effectively, have the Dwarven Bunker or horde equivalent on one of your plots.
When using the trader npc to spend your garrison resources, you should first check the auction house prices. Usually Draenic Dust has the best value. 5 Draenic Dust costs 20 Garrison Resources. This equals in about 25 gold on average, so for me it's a good investment. Enchanting dust also has coppers as the listing fee, so you'll only get the auction house cut taken.
|Using the Trading Post I turned about half of my resources into|
almost 7000 wow gold, in the form of Draenic Dust. It took no
longer than several days to get the resources on one toon alone.
The Smuggled Sack of Gold gives gold directly, but it costs 50 resources and gives only about 15 gold usually. However, it does count towards the gold looting achievements like Got My Mind On My Draenor Money.
Keep in mind that you can do this on every toon. Get a Trading Post, Mill and a Dwarven Bunker up for each of your alts and you'll swim in gold in no time! But never flood the auction house with thousands of items at the same time.