I am just wondering what I'm doing wrong here. I've been playing for approximately 2 weeks, am rank 10 MRD/PUG/FSH/Cooking and can barely afford keeping up with repair costs. I keep reading that making money is really easy in this game, but it seems to keep referring to the crafters (blacksmiths, goldsmiths, etc.) that are high-ranking and ahead of the competition.
I know that levequests offer some gil, but again, not a whole lot so far.
Any tips will be much appreciated.
If you're wearing gear that is far above your rank (being 10), the repair costs are going to be much higher than they should be. Not only that, but they'll be far less effective.
Also, leves are one of the easiest ways to 1. make money 2. get loot to tell 3. meet people. Rank 10 leves can be a little stingy. Once you hit 13 the rank 20 leves will open up, which give a lot more gil.
Making money in an MMO is somewhat of a skill in and of itself. You need to know what's selling in what area, and hop on that item. Having no AH makes it more difficult, but something like selling gold/cloth/alch items in Ul'dah is kind of a no brainer. Utilize your retainer to what's going to be needed for your city.