Getting started in DIY can be an intimidating thing. There seems like a lot to know and there’s so much information available that it is easy to get lost and overwhelmed. The following links are collected together to help bring all the information you need to get started into one place. And remember, if you need help or something stumps you, just ask! We were all there at one point; chances are someone has had the same question and knows the answer.
A lot of what you need can be purchased from somewhere like Amazon (scales, PG & VG, syringes, pipettes, bottles, etc.); the flavoring and nicotine are best purchased from a well known vendor, such as Ecigexpress, Bull City Vapor, Heartland, The Perfumers/Flavors Apprentice and the likes. Take a look around the resource pages here on ELR and use the search box on the forum to direct you to many post concerning getting started. Then, jump out there and post a new topic in Beginners for some serious helping hands! Lot of people here that will love to help.
My tip/s would be to start with 5 star recipes on this site or others that appeal to your tastes. Stick to the recipe percentages faithfully and the flavor suppliers as best you can. It makes a huge difference in some cases. Mix them and let them steep. Be patient as it will generally be rewarded. Do this a few times with a few recipes until you get the feel for it. Then go back and look at what you have made and think about what it was lacking or what was overdone and adjust the recipes accordingly. TAKE NOTES! Basically, practice until it becomes familiar. Then you will find yourself starting to come up with your own ideas. Don’t be afraid to fail! I have certainly created a couple of bottles of paint remover myself. ALSO I highly recommend dedicating one RDA to taste testing. I have evolved/devolved to a wickless 5 strand Mundy coil in a Magma RDA. I find that this gives me the clearest perspective on exactly what the juice tastes like. Use flavor chaser coils (with wicking) like the above in your other RDA’s. Use the Mundy, Diamond or Tri-coil and you will get the most enjoyment from the fruits of your labor. Good luck and enjoy!