First go to and start buying cheap weapons, armor and jewlery. Then sell it to a junk dealer. I made $275,000 in under an hour doing this. Please Note that some thing junk dealers won't buy.
Take two delivery missions at the same time that both will end up in the same city (check destination coordinates). Make sure both missions pay at least 500 credits. Then purchase a one way ticket to that city for around 115 credits. You will end up with around 900 credits from two deliveries that really are like one delivery. When in that city, find another mission terminal, and repeat.
Note: This trick works better when there is a high amount of lag in the game. If you are in camp, constantly leave and immediately return. If done quickly enough, when you check your camp status you will notice that current visitor displays more than one. If not done quickly enough, it still will increase the number of visitors, but not current visitors, and this does nothing to effect experience. However, if you do succeed in getting the current visitors to more than one, you will get extra experience for Wilderness Survival. The amount continues to grow the more current visitors you have.
When using a weak characterm kill all monsters around it. Then, attack the Lair once then select "Peace". A unit will spawn, but it will not rush you. This makes it easy to kill. Repeat until four units spawn from the Lair. The maximum number of units allowed to spawn from a Lair is four.
The following tricks may only work for Zabraks, but can be attempted for other species. If one or two of your bars are low (in the white, not black), while sitting, and not in a chair, type "/equilibrium". The game will even out all three of your HAM bars the best it can. Try typing "/vitalize" to boost your adrenaline, giving you an extra 50 in both health and action, and makes all your attributes and skills perform better temporarily. Note: Innate abilities can only be done once per hour.
From my experience in space: Dogfighting can and will generate you some massive funds in a short time period.
For the components that you loot and don't want. Do not destroy them but sell them at a Chassis Broker.
Normally you can 1K to 7K credits per ship component that you loot.
It all depends on the components that you loot. Often you will get 6K, 7K and 8K of credits for levels 7 through 5. Somtimes you can get 5K for level 4 components.
Level 1s and 2s generally dish out 1-2K of credits. Somtimes 3K.
Take into account on the credit chips that you can loot from fallen starfighters. That also adds up.
Its a fine tactic for new players that wan't some easy cash in the early stages of the game. Go to any pilots profession trainer and sign up - it is always worth it.
You can communicate with anyone in the game directly, no matter how far apart you are from them by typing "/tell [name] [text]". Note: The [name] part of the command does not have to be their complete name. You can use their first name or part of it. This is also useful in determining if someone not on your friends list is logged on. Use "/tell" and the game will let you know if they are not logged in.
To make yourself think instead of talk, type "/think [text]". Your text will appear as a thought bubble instead of speech bubble.
Type either "/yell" or "/shout" before what you want to say. It will be yelled or shouted, and can be heard by more people in the chat window (people that are farther away).