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How to legalize your photography business

  1. Yara says:

    This is extremely helpful and I Thank you for taking time to share these juice details with the rest of us. But I do have one question, if you’re not getting as many paying clients as you’d like and you’re in the beginning/ middle stage of your career, should you still legalize your business so soon or wait until you start getting more clients?
    Does this make sense?

    • Molly Grunewald says:

      Depending on your filing status, income, and dependency status would determine if you legally need to file/pay taxes! I would check with an actual accountant on the laws on this. However, I definitely think registering your business is super important to do right away, rather than waiting. It only makes you more professional and reputable.

      xx, Molls

    • Natasha says:

      Thanks for the advice but where do we find contracts that we’ll need

      • Molly Grunewald says:

        I offer a boudoir contract template & model release in my shop (www.mollygrunewald.com/shop) but highly recommend an attorney as well! There are also some other amazing resources for contracts like The Legal Paige or Lawtog.

  2. Mallory Mae says:

    Hey Molly! This is really awesome information, I wish I had you when I was trying to figure it all out in the beginning. Now I’ve been a LLC for a year and a half, but can’t figure out the numbers. How much do I set aside for taxes when I receive a payment? What percentage do you recommend? Thanks!

    • Molly Grunewald says:

      I suggest finding a CPA! He calculated it all for me and gave me numbers for my quarterly taxes!

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