"What are some things you recommend players look out for while levelling a new character in wow"
Lockboxes & Chests !
You can get these while questing or doing LFD.
I was horrified to discover recently that some people vendor these.
“I’m not a rogue so I can’t use it”
“It takes bag space”
“They are always full of junk”
Being the main reasons according to my guildies
While levelling you will come across a lot of these, just send them off to a bank alt and ask rogues in your guild to help you out. Offer them a tip like 10g to open all your boxes or something but I’m sure they’ll do it for free for a guildie.
These items are a great source of transmog items, bags and recipe’s.
I love lockboxes because you never know what you are going to get. It's like a mini lottery you might get a horrible cloak, a blue twink item or even a super rare transmog item.
When you get into cataclysm zones you might stumble upon some Elementium lockboxes, these have a good chunk of gold and a green item.
Also keep a look out for chests, they can contain a wide range of good selling items from bolts to rare quality items. I use gathermate2 and it shows me on my mini map whenever I am near a chest spawn location.
Also if you find yourself in a scholomance run wait for everyone to leave then go downstairs (near Jandice) an pull the lever that looks like a flame on the wall. Then go back upstairs and loot this chest for 2 green items and very rarely a blue quality item.