If you want to progress but don't know how or in what way, take a look at the progression guides here. This does not include Money Making Methods.
You want to deal more damage? Here's a guide that explains the entire melee damage progression, from Lapis Armor to Necron. (This is purely damage focused, if you need more ehp, I'm gonna make a survivability guide sometime in the future)
Gemstones can help you with both mining and combat. Make sure to always have gems applied on every weapon/tool/armor that has gem slots.
Talismans make up a huge part of every Lategame/Endgame Players damage. Find out how to get more in the cheapest possible way and how to optimize your reforges.