Becoming a manufacturer is very simple. Buy a blueprint for the item you want to build, get the required minerals and put it all into an assembly line, and after the required time your newly built item will be ready for you to use or sell. But like everything else in EVE, starting out is very simple, but to become a manufacturing magnet and to make serious ISK takes a deep understanding of how everything works. So let's take a closer look at all the aspects of manufacturing.
There are many pitfalls awaiting you when you start your manufacturing career. While most are insignificant and at worst will set you back a few days, there are two mistakes that can cripple your career even before it starts.