Part of the reason for this is that my NoHo gig is only part-time. I actually NEED to build this as an income generating occupation. The other part is that I could use some write-offs for all the materials I have to buy for these projects. I'd eventually like to get myself at Cintiq, and being able to deduct that expense alone is a pretty big deal.
I started looking into this process and it's a little... Scary? It's much deeper than I thought it would be at any rate... I'll need to get a business bank account, register as a business, keep financial records, etc... Yeah, I'm a total n00b. Hell, I don't even know how to go about paying myself.
I found a small business organization that I am going to apply to for a consultation since all of this is so new to me, hopefully they will be able to see me sooner rather than later b/c I'd like to get this rolling!
I don't think I'll need business insurance since I work at this from home right now, and my product can't really cause any damage/harm to anyone.
I'm having one of those cold-feet moments where some small part of me is telling me that I can't do this, so I just shouldn't bother, it's more trouble than it's worth, etc... etc... I CAN do this, but right now, I don't really feel like I can. Ugh, it feels awful! What am afraid of? It's just stuff I don't know yet, and there are people out there who can help me so.... Stupid self-doubt!!!
Any advice, words of encouragement, etc... would be most welcome - I may not be able to get back to this post until later on today, but I really would appreciate hearing from folks who have gone thru this process before. Maybe it's not as heavy as I seem to think it is.