I am a freelancer who works in a variety of different fields doing odd jobs for multiple people, usually weekly. Right now I make about $50 a week, however, I have been considering contacting more people so that I can work more. I was wondering what is the best way for me to make sure that all of the work I am doing is legal, and that I am not evading taxes or anything like that.

Here are a few things you should know:

  • I am only sixteen years old.
  • I plan to make over $1,000 a month. ($12,000 a year.)
  • I have a job working at an ad agency doing similar work.

My plan was to get a business license in California, register a domain, run a website, etc. Is there anything I should know? Even if it doesn't apply specifically to my situation I would love to hear it!


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    Hi Jordan, welcome to Freelancing.SE! There is a whole slew of things you can, should or need to do. We need you to focus on one aspect, and edit to ask that one focused question. If you need more help, see How to Ask, Freelancing Meta or join us in Freelancing Chat. I wish you luck, and let us know when you edit the question so we can try to open it again. – Canadian Luke Apr 22 '16 at 17:56

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