I am learning various strategies to day trade the emini SP500 futures contract (ES) based largely around order flow principles and price action. I have been wanting to learn more about market making styles that can be used on a manual basis rather than automated basis. From what I have read, most market making styles revolve around getting filled on the bid/ask and trying to take one tick and either scratch or take a very small loss if that one tick is not realized. Is this the case? I realize the ES is used for a huge number of reasons from stat-arb to position trades/hedging and virtually everything in between. As a day trader, being risk averse is very important to me and from what I have heard, market making styles tend to be highly risk averse. Any input on being a market maker in these markets is appreciated. I know many prop firms hire traders (click traders, not necessarily HFT traders) to scalp or "make a market" in the index futures.