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". There are many ways to go about making money,but what is the best way to make tons of gil?
Maximize Profits, Do Everything!
The only way to truly make tons of Gil, is to do everything yourself. Level a few classes that complement each other, and turn a huge profit off the items you can make. For instance, right now one of the best combinations is an offensive Class with Weaver and Miner. As a level 50, you can farm Banemintes. They will drop Diremite Webbing. As a level 25+ Weaver, you can turn that webbing into Dew Yarn. Then, take the Dew Yarn and turn it into Undyed Velveteen. Sell the Velveteen, and all the money you get back will be 100% profit, since you spent nothing on the materials. Eventually you will run out of Lightning Shards, and this is where Miner comes in. When tapped out, take the Miner out and farm some Lightning Shards around the Ul'dah area. This is viable at level 1, but once you hit 20, the shard yield will double, making it much more efficient.
With those three Classes, a player can farm, craft and mine a steady supply of items without ever having to purchase anything from the Market Board. As your crafter levels up, the chance to HQ will also increase, making you much more Gil per synthesis and as Miner increases, you will farm shards faster, resulting in less time spent having to collect them. This isn't the only combination of Classes that can pull this off either, so look over the Market Board thoroughly to find items that you execute this same process on.