If you're an alchemist (or any crafting class) did you find any recipe you can spam? Crafting classes aren't fighters so you have to craft to level.
For Example, I don't know if this is still in the Open Beta but:
Beeswax - Beehive Chip x3, Fire Shard x3, Water Shard x3
So chances are if you have a WAR class leveled or need leveling, switch to that for your fighting and item acquisition, or if you can buy a Botanist set (Scythe/Hatchet) and do some logging and harvesting to make some gil and get items you need.