As ever, I only spend 30 to 45 minutes online during week days - assuming I am not away on business.
Wealth increased by 7.3bn ISK to 30.6bn ISK. Which is an average of 236m ISK per day.
I am now buying a Plex a month to finance my second account and from January i will be buying two Plex per month as my Main account will need financing.
I have been fortunate enough that some people have been using the Buddy Programme link to the right >>>> which has financed my Main account to the end of the year.
As ever, i sit with too much surplus ISK which needs to be invested. Current surplus is 8.6bn ISK – it is dead money.
Dodixie trader: Life remains good for this trader. Items for sale are sitting at a steady level of 11.3bn ISK whilst items for purchase have risen to 1.6bn ISK compared to 0.9bn ISK in the last month – this alt is slowly entering the station trading market. The alt is currently using 115 of the 141 trading slots. I have found some new higher priced items to sell which still make the 20% margin - the plan is to continue to find a few of these a month.
I suspect this trader makes 120m ISK profit per day at least when i am not away from the game, and i suspect this can still rise from here as i increase my “station trading” and find higher priced items to “Regional trade”.
It pays 0.80% broker fees to post an order and a further 0.90% sales tax on a successful sale. No longer training.
There are no medium term goals for this alt – just sticking to business as usual whilst increasing its station trading income.
Hek trader: Life is slow here though no slower than last month. I mean to look into what else this trader can sell but October was otherwise busy. The main items it sells are skillbooks. It is using 79 of the 129 trading slots.
I suspect this trader operates 30% of the level of the Dodixie trader. Even if i log in every day i don’t always sell enough items in Hek to justify a replenishment haul from Jita every day.
Pays 0.80% broker fees to post an order and a further 0.90% sales tax on a successful sale. No longer training.
The pre-xmas plan is to find new income sources for this trader.
Mental note to self that i really need to look into Corporations. At present i use my Corporation to hold spare cash, do all the purchasing and issue the hauling contracts. For now, it serves to streamline my business process. It does, though, look like a lot of fun to be had with all the corporation mechanics available.
The new account: I started a new account in September which will cost me a plex a month to maintain, i.e. 580m ISK per month at todays prices.
I am training this character up in Research skills. Whilst it is doing this it is my buyer in Jita – so he buys the items for the traders to sell in Dodixie and Hek. As ever, the items are hauled there by Pushx Industries.
Similarly to my manufacturing alt, the medium term plan is ticking over given i am away alot on business. Currently training Advanced Laboratory Operation Level 5 which will allow me to run 11 Laboratory slots at once.
My pre-Christmas goals for this alt is also to determine its career path which will require me to do a lot of reading up on Research and also for this alt to start contributing to my wealth.
November will see me away from the game again for almost half of it - so it may end up being a slow month.
Expected business purchases in the next 30 days
Plex 580,000,000 ISK
* I take a 20% provision against the items I am selling. Eve calculates wealth by adding up the value of the sell orders hence it is possible to increase your wealth by buying an item for 100m ISK and putting a sell order for 120m ISK (in this case your wealth would increase by 20m ISK). For me, I want my wealth to be calculated at cost until i finally hold it as ISK. I know that the value of my sell orders will likely fall over time as I update my orders downwards as competition reduces their prices before my items are sold. Hence the 20% provision is my best guess as to what cost is or at least the maximum reduction I would need to make to my sell orders as a whole before they are sold.