INCOME: Basics – Some information for beginners - #00007

'Money, money, money makes the world go round' - Everyone

Elite Dangerous doesn't differ much from ancient times on earth, i.e. the 21st century. One needs money, lots of it, for fulfilling dreams or just having options in life.

As in real life, there are numerous ways to create income and – luckily – in Elite's world you can earn quite some with not much of an effort.

Absolute Beginners
… should stick to easy delivery missions for a start. Do these until you feel yourself at home in your sidewinder or bigger. Check mission section on this site, you'll find valuable infos there.

Beginners
… should learn some basic combat by equipping a kill warrant scanner and assist the police for earning some bounties. Check income section on this site for a howto.

Explorers
… can practice exploration by doing 'forced' exploration to known systems. Cash in on money and exploration rank while learning near home. Check income section on this site for a howto.

Fighters
… should equip a good ship for harvesting bounties in mining areas. Check income section on this site for a howto.

Miners
… should use one of the lucrative mining methods. Deep core mining or dual hotspot mining. Check income section on this site for a howto.

Traders
… should use a trade tool like eddb.io and a big ship for space trucking. Check trade section on this site for more information.

Everyone
… should at least once do some passenger missions. They not only provide income, they increase your exploration rank by doing sightseeing missions. Check missions section on this site for more information.

No matter what you do for income. Keep in mind that every single credit earned counts towards your trade rank. With about 1-1.2 billion credits you will be elite ranked, which is not only prestigious and brag-worthy, it also gives you access to Shinrarta Dezhra's Jameson Memorial Station with all ships and all modules available at one place with a discount. Go for it!