Yeah, you literally are just dumped in the galaxy and left to your own devices. It can be problematic to know what the to do at first.
New players have a limited choice of missions at first.
You can't mine cause you need to buy the relevant tools.
Bounty Hunting isn't a great option in your starter ship.
Piracy, again not a great option in a starter ship.
Then there is trading, which I have no idea what to do.
Then there is smuggling, which is basically illegal trading.
So yeah, erm have fun out there!