Hi In am a UK university student and wish to set up a photography service/business. As a student (or just generally) what do I have to do to start this service legally? More specifically, would someone be able to explain how I would pay tax if needed. Do I have to register myself as a sole trader? All I want to do is photograph various events such as parties, weddings, clubs and get paid for this service. I know I should have a contract etc with each of my clients. Is being paid by card or cash better? Should i ask for the money before or after I shoot? Do I have to register and say how much money I make for tax purposes etc? Just dont eant to get in trouble down the road... Thanks in advance.