Gil is the primary source of currency in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Everyone wants it, people covet it, and you might be asking yourself, "How do I get it".Knowing the Economy of FFXIV can do a great help, so we decided to lay it out, that way everyone had a fair chance at being absurdly wealthy.
Just like the real world, players can make fast, easy Gil if they simply pay attention to the economy of the game. Item values will fluctuate up and down on a regular basis. People who keep an eye on these trends can buy items when they are low, and sell them as they go back up. A risky maneuver, but if you play it safe, it can be a steady stream of Gil.
Another big tip for making quick, small amounts of gil is: Players pay for convenience! A quick buck can be made buy purchasing items from an NPC and reselling them on the Market Board. When Crafters get in the zone, they don't want to be bothered with teleporting around to find the cheapest materials. They will pay a premium to get it quickly, and that is where you come in. Go to NPC's and purchase mass amounts of low cost items, like Leather, or Cotton. Sell it on the Market board for a few Gil more per item than you paid, and sit back and watch as you make an easy 1-2k Gil.