We got the fastest and most agile ships in the game.
I'm like you, I love hauling cargo and running blockades.
Max out your nav skills including MWD, fittng skills, shield skills for tanking because you don't want to use your lows for tanking, you want to use them for things like cargo expanders, warp core stabilizers, and inertia stabilizers.
Weapons you don't need. Weapons take grid, grid that can be used for bigger shields.
Cloak. Train for a prototype cloak ASAP.
Eventually train for Cov Ops.
Train for Transport ships (blockade runner.)
Train for Interceptor (super shuttle for small valuable cargo)
Start off by training for Probe. I still use one for ninja-salvaging and for moving cargo around. Stick a cap battery in mid, + tech 2 MWD, makes a great little blockade runner.
I love to ninja other people's cans like macro miners, highsec mission carebears, etc. I don't steal from regular miners or from my own corp/alliance but I love going Grand Theft Auto on other people's stuff !!!
Like if I know some empire corps are at war, I'll hang out at the gate and loot dead people's wrecks! Dude it's fun!
Execurer is also a ship any dedicated smuggler should know about.
I won't give away all the tricks of the trade but Eve is definitely the game for us "smuggler" types.