Tell me this post isn't real. People were actually able to make 30 gold an hour, for a long period of time, and it was only fixed recently? Le sigh.
Why it's hard for people to make money? Because they have certain rules they strictly abide in fear of the great ArenaNet who could ban them. If you ever want a constant flow of cash you'll either have to break these rules or acquire knowledge on how to best exploit and manipulate your fellow, less fortunate players through the market. Sure, you might now say you'll never do this and keep on farming and working like the good and lawful person you are but one day you'll realize that you cannot keep up with those who have no rules and those who no longer care about others well-being due to their greed. Should you ever choose to do the former like myself then at least be smart about it. It's certainly not in your favor using a bot program to farm mobs or use certain tools in crowded areas where you're easily spot like all these other third class gold farmers. 30g per hour was very possible up until recently and you could even automate the entire process. All with just the aid of a few programs and a bugged server. Such a shame they fixed this method. If you for some reason don't believe me, just ask players on Vabbi or Gandara, especially the latter. Entire guilds used this one method there, freely discussing it in their guild chats. It's not even funny just how many did. Keep in mind, this was just one small example of an almost infinite number. The ones to strictly obey arbitrary rules and restrictions are the ones who end up getting the short end of the stick. That being said, I don't endorse cheating or exploiting in any way, though. It's all up to everyone themselves whether they do this or not.