First, if you have only joined the game on your own without any recruitment bonus you should immediately create a new account using a recruitment link for the one you are using now.
This way you will get extra skill points that will more than make up for the week lost of training your current clone/account. Also you will get other bonuses on your first account for when you first subscribe to Omega on your new account.
It is a good idea because if you play this game for awhile you will have more than one account and eventually be able to multibox but it is always useful to have more than one account or clone and even as alphas you will be able to train two clones with two accounts instead of one at a time on the same account.
Which leads into my next suggestion…Don’t go Omega first, just buy some PLEX to create a bit of Bank to test things out, learn and play with.
Every alpha clone can train up to 5 million skill points worth of Alpha skills before you need to use Omega to train beyond the limit. Alphas clones can use up to 20 million SP worth of skills you don’t need Omega to use, but only to train beyond that 5m SP limit.
So you should spend the first few months soaking up some lower level skills as an alpha for free while you also learn the basics of the game. This will also help later for understanding better how to play as an alpha so you don’t need to think that being Omega is the only way to play. Then you don’t need to be Omega crazy newb like most idiots who think that you should play the game to farm ISK to buy PLEX just to continue Omega all the time.
You can actually do quite a lot especially as a new and casual player just as an alpha, you will need to train all of those basic skills that are mostly alpha before you can even train those higher level and Omega only skills anyways so going Omega the first few months doesn’t really get you using those Omega skills to their potential your just paying to cut the training time of the base skills in half before you can really take advantage of being Omega in every way.
It will take about 3 months to reach 5m SP with an alpha clone, you can also make an alternate alpha clone on the same account once you reach that limit and have worked on skills with each clone on your account for different purposes later on. Mining, ratting, combat pvp clone, etc.
By the time you are ready to pay for your subscription and use Omega you will have a lot of the basic fitting/stat skills and prerequisites for the Omega skills you will want to train. Not to mention a more thorough knowledge of how to play the game and actually use your Omega status to it’s full potential.
Try to join a corp as soon as possible for basic help and gaining experience, even if you might move onto another later on it always helps with other players and having friends.
Good luck and welcome to Eve online.