Wool production, spinning, weaving, wool shearing, washing and dyeing were developed highly therefore textile industry had a great extent in Hierapolis.
The tradesmen of Hierapolis used to sell goods by exporting them to various parts of the empire.
Other sources of income were farming, producing copperware and stockbreeding. Also tourism had become an important source. Tourists from all of the empire visited Hierapolis for its temples, thermal waters also for literature and music competitions and festivals.
People could benefit from the thermal waters to get treatment or to enjoy themselves, or even to make sacrifice for their god.