how to get enough gold to buy a house in skyrim

Occasionally finding this chest will spawn a mission called "Secrets of the Empire"worth it! Usually, Draugers will drop from 1-30 coin, and when you finish the boss battle, you can either disenchant the weapon you get, or you can sell it for usually about 100-3000 coin.
Although mage equipment is expensive, you get loads of things to sell by picking up armour (which is not needed if you already have robes for your mage).
If you own a house or have a secure location to keep your valuables, make a stash of items of significant value that you would be willing to sell.
When you kill the dragon in Whiterun, you can not only buy a house, but take almost everything in his castle other than the things in the wizard’s room.
Normally they don’t sell for much; however, once you learn enchantments, (they don’t even necessarily have to be super strong), you can enchant the daggers and they sell for 300+ gold.

Therefore by utilizing a variety of ingredients from several or more locations repeatedly you’ll not only increase your alchemy levels but also your overall level quick enough to please you however not as quick as you’d like and on top of the your coin purse will overflow with gold! I’m literally struggling to sell all my potions and I’m still making crazy returns just by buying more ingredients and more ingredients.
Usually I do this until either I run out of potions, I get the follower to carry half of them as I make about 500 at a time, once out of potions i make another batch with the ingredients bought, make about 10k per round and it takes anywhere between 30 mins to an hour, I’m doing this myself purely to level alchemy but the gold option is clearly a big bonus.
at these stores i make the roud by buying everything under 50-60 gold (ingredients only ofc) then i sell my potions from previous times (always have more potions than they can afford hence the general goods added for selling them to help), I do this through every store on the list in succesion, then at the last one i save, and log out to desktop (works on all platforms) as this resets the stock they have in and their gold limit.
By getting Faendel right off the bat and beginning this process immediately at the beginning of the game, it is possible to have a 50 archery skill (his max training level), speech and alchemy in the 30’s or 40’s, tens of thousands of gold in your purse, and a near-endless supply of powerful poisons for your arrows (paralyze, slow) and potions (invisibility, health regen) before you even set foot in a cave.
An effective, time efficient way for smithing is as you probably know already smithing iron daggers however most people sell them off, store them for later! Fast travel from one town to the other (I go between Riverwood, Solitude and Whiterun) buying iron ingots and making iron daggers.
Should I pick up every weapon I find, fast travel to Riverwood, and sell it off to the trader? It just seems like it's going to take forever to acquire that much gold.
I earned 8,000 gold just by doing side quests, going in caves, mining and selling it, chopping wood and selling it.
I'm currently at the "Diplomatic Immunity" stage of the main quest and only have 1,500 in gold.
Level 35, sitting on 23k gold, after buying nearly every house ingame, and rocking dragonscale armour.
I'm currently at the "Diplomatic Immunity" stage of the main quest and only have 1,500 in gold.
You get decent money for the contracts (20,000 gold for the final one), and once it's done you can do randomly generated assassinations for a good 800 gold each.
What I did was do side jobs like cutting wood and selling 12 stacks for 60 gold.
Enemies typically only have 10-15 gold on them, and the luckiest I can get is a dragon or special chest which happens to have 100 or so.
Example: I stole a 'silver and sapphire necklace' *worth aprox 30g* from someones house, put the fortify magicka enchant on it, and sold it for 350g.
and seriously, dont worry about saving the bones/scales, by the time you can use them, either you’ll have been a chump and power leveled smithing, or you’ll be tossing them away without missing it due to constant dragon fights.
dont rush into buying a house anyways, while breezehome is my favorite (mostly for its central location on the map and proximity to zone in and shops) there are plenty of others to choose from.
If, however, you are trying to be a "good" character, you may want to find other means to acquire gold.
if you dont have 5000 gold, you dont have anything worth putting in your house yet lol.
if you don’t care about role-playing that much or you’re a "bad" character, I steal as much gold as I can from people’s houses.
And the last mission rewards you with a total of 20,000 gold, and some rare gems if you respect an old mans dying wish.
hell i never loot armor or weapons unless i intend to use them and im swimming in gold.
You make loads of money, get a free item chest to dump extra items in, and you get some of the best armor in the game.
I got married asap too, had my spouse move into breezehome, so now I have a steady income, and another general merchant to sell to.
just sell the dragon bones/scales you get from dragons, and various loot.
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Now as you can see from the video, it was only a matter of tapping A and then B to snap out of the conversation, leaving Flack to continue his sentence giving you enough time to get to the cupboard and place your money away.
Pickpocket, though it's hard to do unless you are a member of the Thieves Guild with proper clothes; raid some houses (if you're in Solitude, I suggest you Vittoria Vici's and the Blue Palace) and sell the expensive items to a fence (with the perk or with the Thieves Guild's fence).
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Or wait until you have enough gold to buy a property, select the conversation option to buy the house, then quickly exit the conversation and put all your money in a container.
If you have decent smithing/enchantment/speech stats, you can make good money by crafting as many iron daggers as you can, buying filled soul gems and by going to an arcane table and enchanting your daggers with 'banish'  enhancements.
Yes, you could make potions and sell them, but that is what I rarely do… Once you're part of the Thieves Guild you can now start pickpocketing people for their stuff, but only if it is 86%-90% if you just started.
In this guide we’ll tell you how to line your pockets without setting foot in a single dungeon, where to find the of your life, and how to get on the property ladder.
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The book is worth 50 Gold, so by picking up copies of the book over and over again, you have a seemingly endless supply of money that is dependent largely on how long you want to pick up the book from a skeleton.
The only use for money in the game is buying soul gems and ingots/ore to raise enchanting and smithing respectively.
What I’ve been doing, which works well, is after i got the perk that allows you to sell anything to any merchant, just go to all of the word walls and keep killing the dragons! The dragon bones and dragon scales get a decent amount of money.
Repeat process, as soon as you start making money you can stop soul trapping and start buying the soul gems to save time.
Also I am not stealing anything either, I didn’t want to completely break challenge like in fallout by stealing everything I needed and hoarding money and quickly buying top gear, but yea there is no reason to cheat in Skyrim.
There is 5 gold coins in everything, and basically never buy any armor, weapons or potions anymore since spending 250 coins on one of those iron thorn helmets for only 2 seconds later pick up enough and find out that they are around every corner.
But, damn, when you are generally being a bad ass in a game and you take whatever you want, when you want, then you will always go for the easy money because their is just some stuff you cannot steal.
[edit] Female NPCs NPC Name Race Location Wife’s Property Follower Merchant† Trainer Conditions for Marriage Aela the Huntress Nord Whiterun (Jorrvaskr) Bed (Jorrvaskr) Yes Complete the Companions Questline Aeri Nord Anga’s Mill Aeri’s House No Work for her by chopping firewood Anwen Redguard Markarth (Temple of Dibella) [None] No Complete The Heart of Dibella Avrusa Sarethi Dark Elf Sarethi Farm Sarethi Farm No Complete her favor: Smooth Jazbay Borgakh the Steel Heart Orc Mor Khazgur Larak’s Longhouse Yes Convince her to become a Follower Brelyna Maryon Dark Elf Winterhold (College of Winterhold) Bed (Hall of Attainment) Yes Complete her favors in Brelyna’s Practice Camilla Valerius Imperial Riverwood (Riverwood Trader) Riverwood Trader No General* Complete The Golden Claw Dravynea the Stoneweaver Dark Elf Kynesgrove (Braidwood Inn) Bed (Braidwood Inn) No Spell Complete her favor: Dravynea’s Frost Salts Ghorza gra-Bagol Orc Markarth (Blacksmith Shed) [None] No Blacksmith Complete her favor: Skilled Apprenticeship Gilfre Imperial Mixwater Mill Gilfre’s House No Work for her by chopping firewood HilundDB Nord Thirsk Mead Hall Bed (Thirsk Mead Hall) No Complete her favor: Hilund Favor Quest Iona Nord Riften (Honeyside) Bed (Honeyside) Yes Become Thane of the Rift Jenassa Dark Elf Whiterun (The Drunken Huntsman) [None] Yes Hire her at least once Jordis the Sword-Maiden Nord Solitude (Proudspire Manor) Bed (Proudspire Manor) Yes Become Thane of Haafingar Lydia Nord Whiterun (Dragonsreach or Breezehome) Bed (Breezehome) Yes Complete Dragon Rising.
Becoming Thane is easy enough, do some simple quests for the of Whiterun and his steward will offer a deed to the house for 5000 gold.
The house takes about a total of 6800 gold to be fully furnished, but the money is well worth the extra storage space and an alchemy table of your very own to experiment with various potions in your own house.
The cheapest house in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is Breezehome, a house you can buy in Whiterun after becoming Thane of Whiterun.
The location of the house Breezehome is right near the front entrance of Whiterun, right across the street from the Drunken Hunter and just past the blacksmith on the right.
On a side note, if you intend to join the Stormcloaks early in the game, buy the house first in Whiterun before invading.
If your like me and having trouble hauling all your gear around Skyrim, you might need to look at getting a house for both storage and for resting without paying at an inn.
Right after the "prologue" part of the game there’s a mine called Embershard Mine and it’s filled with bandits.  Dispatch the two in the first chamber of the mine and move on into a short tunnel.  Lower the bridge by pulling a nearby switch (explore along the tunnel on the far wall from the entrance).  Continue through the next few rooms until you come to an area with a bandit in a sort of pit, the pit has a forge in it so look for that if you’re confused.  Destroy the bandit in the pit and you should attract the attention of the guard on the bridge, she’ll start shooting arrows at you.
 First you must have the Investor perk in the speech branch of the skill tree and at least 500 gold can do this trick.
 Then you can purchase training (you need enough gold for one level so if you want to do this at higher levels you need several thousand gold).
Make it to White Run and turn east.  Head toward the mountain until you find White River Watch, kill the two bandits outside and enter.
In fact before I could afford a second horse for Lydia, I left her behind when I left town to do the quests near the city, cos I couldn’t stand the thought of her running on foot after me.
In Skyrim a horse was the first thing I bought, and I didn’t leave White Run until I had one for myself and Lydia (mod for follower horse).
I didn’t buy the Imperial Edition cos I didn’t particularly want to play Imperial and I don’t plan to play competitively, so I didn’t need the Rings of Mara xp bonuses.
I’d like to explore the great outdoors, but I rather hate footslogging it, mostly for roleplay reasons cos I think it’s hugely unrealistic to trek regularly across countries by foot.
Unloading the daggers you’ll only be able to sell a couple cause let’s face it, the shops only have about 1000 Septims so make sure to buy all the leather, leather strips, iron ingots and soul gems as you can too.
Keep in mind that Rings have different possible enchantments than daggers though, so you will need different money making enchantments.
An alternative money method is to get the Transmutation spell and transmute Iron Ore into Silver, and then into Gold ore and make Gold Ingots and then Gold Rings.
There’s a book located in a easy to find place (not going to say where) for the transmute iron to silver to gold enchant.
I should keep a stack of enchanted rings on hand to sell to mages since they generally don’t want daggers, but haven’t bothered yet.
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I remember I bought the first house and completely furnished it before I was level 10.. That's like 6500 gold right there and I was still buying armor and spells the entire time.
dark brotherhood does have a payout of 20k gold with the last mission when you kill the emperor too… to make good money you have to be sneaky and have some patience.
i always just rushed missions killing whoever i needed to kill and paying the bounty and going back for next mission haha then again i could do that because i was rich from enchanting gear and selling it o.O thieves guild is best i guess only requirements are being able to quick tele to other cities.
You had 6000 gold by the time you were level 4? You're either a pro or lying.
easiest way to make money is to find a weapon with soul trap disenchant it(to learn the soul trap enchantment) and then enchant your weapon with 1 second soul trap then buy a crapload of empty soul gems from everyone who has em in town just waste your cash on this.
good tactic is to go to whever you buy soul gems and sell them the enchanted equipment then buy the gems then sell some more equipment since obviously they dont have enough money to buy it all.
Thieves guild and Dark Brotherhood are also good for making money, my level 30 assassin has like 60k from just those 2.
hmm I’m a one hand weapon specialist so i have no need for spending money but right now I’m carrying over 25,000 gold from just exploring and i have about 50,000 gold+ in items in my Whiterun home it’s all just a matter of doing quest, exploring dungeons and looting.I,m also for some reason a bit of a hoarder in video games.
Secondly, a great way to make money is doing smaller dungeons, they’re more common than dragons and they have a lot of loot for you to take, plus, draugrs (could someone tell me how to pronounce that?) drop a lot of arrows, so that will help you as well.
I just dread having to eventually start using Iron Arrows again for a while, or worse, Falmer Arrows… But yeah, I have rarely even been to any of the stores, so I’ve horded money.
That is why, You don’t need the most powerful arrows, I haven’t bought a single arrow and I can easily 1 shot mobs with my bow and the stealth bonus.
I’ve made … a hell of a lot (won’t post my cash count, don’t want to see people cry) … But thats because i’ve spent hours clearing out dungeons and travelling between the dungeon and my house to store all the loot and then travelling around selling it all.
I’ve also had an excess of arrows (I currently have 400 iron, around 80 steel, 100 of the ancient nord, some Dwarven) I’ve been going around 2 shotting most monsters on master difficulty… Iunno how you’re having troubles with arrows.
So i find that i am blazing all my money away on the arrows I need for combat.
Also, go to places with draugrs and skeletons, they drop a lot of Ancient Nord Arrows, which I think are as powerful as steel ones.
– Dragons drop scales and bones which as mentioned above are used for crafting dragon armor (with 100 skill in smithing.) The other loot that they drop is random.
Is the smithing skill useful? Should you level it? Besides making weapons and armor, using the smithing skill you can improve weapons and armor you already have.
Buying your very first house: (*MINOR SPOILERS*) After you’ve defeated the dragon at the little tower out in the middle of nowhere near Whiterun, where the guards standing nearby say “Hey, you’re the dragonborn, that guy from legend” and “never would have believed it if I hadn’t seen it myself”, immediately go talk to the Jarl at Dragonreach in Whiterun, and he’ll give you the title of Thane and offer you a house to buy for 5000 in the city.
Two-handed weapons still viable: Since Dragon Shouts fufill all your occasional magic needs (“Man, some fire damage would be good right now”) the only thing you’ll need magic for is healing when the potions run out.
If you don’t want to look for them yourself, check out our skill book locations guide to find the skill books which raise your skills.
When do dragons start spawning? (MINOR SPOILERS) They only start spawning once you’ve talked to the Jarl of Whiterun as part of the main quest and fulfill a quest from his mage (the Gold Claw quest I mentioned above).
Don’t Neglect Combat Skills: Be careful when leveling non-combat skills to early in the game this can really be pain, I had a thief character who spent his time pickpockting everyone in town and then everytime I left I would get one-shotted by sabres and other big animals.

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