Croda (Markets for ISK) has made a list of Business Blogs and he was kind enough to put me on it. I felt a bit embarrassed. The type where you rub your toe back and forth and go, "Gee, me?"
I've been working on the TCS year end post. It is not very exciting work. Mostly, I am taking screen shots of various regional market graphs. I am very pleased with them. But, with my first, conscious deployment of the CIMM and the results of 1.2 billion ISK, I was feeling a bit down.
I wasn't down that CIMM made money. I was down because 1.2 billion ISK is the type of ISK that many people sneer at and call space poor. It isn't that I am ashamed of the amount. It is 1.2 billion ISK I did not have at the start of January. It was that I worried about my Cults message.
The reason that I started calling my market practice the Cult of Reasonable Prices is because I was more interested in the social side of the experimenter than the ISK side. The ISK side was important but it was not at the top of the venture. When I started with TCS my goal was just not to lose money. That is often my goal in the ventures that I start.
But here I had been listed as a place to think or learn about making ISK and in a month I made 1.2 billion while he made oodles more. I'd like to make oodles but the path I've taken means that my oodles, are oodles of noodles. The poor, collage student's fare.
Low Sec isn't where you go to find the best market hub. It is not where you go to dump all of your goods. Khori cannot get a high enough consumption in Molden heath for his T2 production turn around. Nor is Bosena fast enough to feed traders used tot he nectar of Jita et al.
What it is, is a place, where a motivated individual can create a steady and reasonable income part time. Someone such as myself who is a resident of low sec but not defined in any one particular way.
Of course, as a Cultist, I want to preach my message. The CIMM showed that maintaining a market is reasonable enough to bring in ISK. At 1.2 billion ISK I can replace the ship losses I received while we were deployed with left overs. I can give myself a viable income while providing a service which improves my general life. I need to make pamphlets for this religion of mine. The store could support a player's PvP. That entire concept must be a success. But, pamphlets may help me spread the word.
For now, I have finished my buy orders and written a stack of contracts to get it moved. In the morning, restocking. But that will be the morning.