There are many ways to make money in Skyrim, even without cheating.
One of the easiest ways I seem to make money is with the Alchemy skill. It’s a rather simple process. Find ingredients, make potions, and then sell them. With some potions easily bringing over 100 Gold each this is one of the fastest ways I use to earn some extra cash in between quests.
Since I purchases the Breezehome in Whiterun I usually travel back to there where I have all my ingredients stored in a chest. Once I get enough stored up to make a decent amount of potions I start brewing away in the Alchemist Lab. When your done with that go ahead and drop of your extra ingredients in your chest and head on over to the little market area where there is a couple of food stands set up with the well in the middle.
Look around and head on in to Arcadia’s Cauldron. Once in there you will see mostly potions and alchemy ingredients. Look for Ardadia, she is usually behind the counter. Sell all the potions you don’t want to keep until she has no more money.
Then you have an option. You can either choose for her to train you in Alchemy to give her more gold and then sell more potions until you have depleted her bankroll once again. Or you can just take the rest of your potions and drop them off at your house and wait for her money to refresh.
You can obviously go anywhere to sell potions. The only reason i prefer this place at this time is because it’s conveniently located with only being right down the road from my home.
Leave a comment and let us know where some other great merchants are. And don’t forget, when you get high enough in Level you are able to get the … perk that allows you to sell any type of item to any merchant which will make selling potions an even more efficient way of making cash in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.