Sell Orders: 1,089,970 (5/17)
Buy Orders: 1,122,050 (2/17)
Total Isk: 2,224,145
Skills Queue: Trade 4
Time Spent on Eve: 21 Minutes (4 sperate logins)
Well, this sorta made me feel like cheating, but I managed to scam a total of 1.2 mil total from two people. I used a politely worded message in local once asking for a few thousand isk so I could buy something, and two kind and gentle strangers provided me with more then enough. Newer players can avoid scamming simply by doing all the tutorial missions. They will give you more then enough isk, items, and skill books.
The very first thing I did of course was to buy the trade book, and I and now up to 17 trade slots. I ended up getting a good deal on it as well, and only had to spend 14,000 isk on it. I decided to up my trading of course and found a killer item. It let me invest over 600,000 per item, double it per trade, and the trade volume is decent enough. Sadly, I just haven't had the time to exploit the opportunity. I also decided as well that this project will need some sort of better record keeping then screen shots.
I am probably going to end up using a program like EMMA, but it has been a while since I used any sort of program like this. It makes me wonder if still works, or did everyone move on to the next big thing. The program that I am facing right now is time constraints. I am just pretty damn busy, so it will be a little bit before I have this sort of data up! Stay Tuned.
Players who wise to mimic this guide are strongly encouraged to find there own trade items, and maybe even try out different trade hubs like Amarr. The key things to look for during this phase of low isk value trading are:
1.) MARGINS: At the very least you should be doubling or tripling whatever you invest.
2.) Price: Nothing too cheap. A player can triple 2 isk and get 6 isk, or they can double 20,000 isk and get 40,000 isk. What gives you the better profit?
3.) Trade Volume: There should be at least 100 trades of that item a day.
4.) Diversify: Don't put all your isk in one item. No one can predict when a seller will come along. It is always a good idea to trade in various things instead of waiting.
5.) Turn Over: Whatever you buy, sell it as fast as you can. The more isk you have, the more stuff you can buy. Turn over is always a key factor.