A quick way to get gold without stealing or fighting for it is to join a guild. When you join a guild you will have access to a number of guild halls all over Tamriel. You can pick up nearly any item in the various guilds without making it a crime, and without labeling your items as stolen. By doing this you can just loot the guild halls and sell them to the closest merchant for an easy profit.
Easy Speech level
Find a person whom you do not care about them liking you (preferably a guard). Go into Persuade mode and rapidly rotate the Left Analog-stick and tap A. It does not matter what you pick; just rotate and tap. You can go over level 40 Speech in about five minutes.
Easy Sneak level
An easy way to increase your Sneak skill is to find someone who is sleeping. Find a wall that they are near, then run against the wall while sneaking. As long as no one can see you, your skill will increase until the person wakes. If this happens, wait until night and allow them go back to sleep.
When you have the option to join the Thieves Guild by meeting Armand Christope at the Imperial Water Front garden around 11 p.m., accept his task. He will offer you the option to buy lockpicks, but do not buy any. Go into Sneak mode and get behind him. Not only will you get the lockpicks from him, you can also repeatedly pickpocket him to build up your Sneak skill. He will just tell you to go ahead, and that he does not need it anyway.
Easy Ebony and Umbra Sword
Go to the Arena and get a few claymores. Then, go directly south of the Imperial Waterfront to a place called the Old Bridge. Move west and follow the road until you reach a ruin that starts with a “V”. Go inside and get past the minor creatures. You will find a girl named Umbra. There is one broken pillar in the room. Use the bench next to it to jump on top of it, then stand at the edge. Use a ranged attack to have her start attacking you. Then, take out the claymore and just start hitting her. She has a lot of health and does a lot of damage — do not fall off the pillar. If done correctly, you will have full Ebony and a great sword without getting touched.
Easy Imperial Arena
Get a bow or some decent spells. Make sure you have at least 30 in Acrobatics. Immediately after the gate drops, run to your right, to where the right gate meets the fence. Jump onto the stone piece that juts out, then jump again to get on top of the little piece sticking out above it. Once on top, turn and fire on your helpless victims. When you have to fight mages or archers, stay on the ground and strafe behind the four central pillars for easy kills.
Stuck in jail forever
Note: Save your game before attempting this glitch. Do something bad so that the guards will go after you. When they catch you, chose go to jail. While in jail, stand next to the cell door while in Sneak/Crouch mode. The guard should walk by after a few minutes. When he does, press A to pickpocket him. Keep stealing from him until he catches you. This time the guard will not ask you to go to jail, pay the fine, etc., he will just try to kill you. The guard however cannot open the cell door. He will just keep running toward you, but cannot do anything. You cannot hurt him because you cannot punch through the cell door. If you go to your bed and select “Sleep your sentence”, it will say that you cannot because enemies are nearby. You are now stuck in jail forever, or until you load another game.
Easy Alteration level
To get quickly increase your Alteration skill, make sure you have these spells: Open Average Lock, Open Easy Lock, and Open Very Easy Lock. Then, find a chest that you would normaly need a key or have to lock pick. Use the opposite spell of the chest. For example, if the chest requires the easy spell, use the very easy spell on it. Make sure you have some Magicka potions or you can just wait an hour every time you exhaust your Magicka supply. In a short period of time you will have leveled your Alteration skill dramaticaly.
Easy Conjuration level
Near the town of Bruna, go east, then southeast. If you reach The Red Ruby Cave you went too far. You will need to go back west slightly. You should see a shrine, that once activated, will give you Conjuration points as well as a temporary bound weapon and/or greaves. You can keep activating the shrine every 24 hours. Wait in front of it for 24 hours, then activate it again. Repeat this as many times as desired.
The Unicorn can be found northeast of Inn Of III Omen and east of Mingo Cave. It is protected by four Minotaurs — do not waste anytime taking it.
There is a broken down fort that is the base for some relatively weak vampires directly south of Chorrol. The fort is called Fort Carmala, and it is located near Hackdirt, very close to northeast of Weatherleah. To reach it, if you have not done the Hackdirt or Weatherleah quests, go to Chorrol. Leave from the south gate and move directly south. If you reach the city of Hackdirt, you are near it. Look for a group of white rocky ruins. The door to the cave is among the ruins.
When you must make your way through a series of caves at the beginning of the game, there will be some ropes hanging from the ceiling with four skulls attached to them toward the end of those caves (just before you get outside). Shoot the far top and far right skull with your bow. This should make that line of skulls go berserk.
Cannot fast travel anywhere
Note: This glitch requires that you are a part of the Thieves Guild. This glitch will be easier to undo if you save your game beforehand so that it can be reloaded. Do something to where a guard will chase you. When he confronts you, select “Resist Arrest”. Run to any person in the Thieves Guild that can take your bounty away. Once you get to that person, make sure that the guards are still by you and are chasing you. Before the guards can get to you, talk to that thief and select the “Take Off My Bounty” option. After he takes it off, the guards will still be chasing you. Go up to a guard, hold Block, and select “Talk” to say that you surrender. This is in the game because if you hurt a friend and he starts hitting you, it allows you to tell the friend that you are sorry and he will stop. The guard will stop hitting you. Go to your map and try to fast travel anywhere. The game will say you cannot because guards are chasing you.