Purchase extra passenger cabins, then go to the bulletin board and accept passengers. Then, try to purchase another ship. It will be refused, but the difference in price between your ships will be given to you -- try to purchase a cheaper ship.
Fly to the Martian moon Phobos and stop at approximately 0.5 km away from Phobos. Then, aim directly at the moon and set the Stardreamer Time Control on 3 ">>>". Repeatedly fire until a "Right On Commander" message from the Elite Federation will appear periodically. You may rise to the rank of Elite by doing this.
Press [Shift] and the cursor keys to select a system other than your intended destination that is very far from your current location. Your request will be refused and a "xx tons required", "Out of range" message will appear. Warp to the intended destination, then repeat these actions to warp again.