Where I'm from: Riverside County, California
Basically I have a program that "hooks" into a video game, and allows you to cheat/hack the video game. It's completely legit in that sense, there are many companies offering similar products but mine is better in a lot of ways (but at the same time for a smaller market, if this makes any sense).
I want to charge $5/mo for the use of this. I have a number of ways to ensure this licensing.
The thing is I don't want to flop down $400 on an LLC. when things might not work out. This ain't exactly a get rich quick scheme, just a little added income each month.
Money would be handled through paypal. I'd have no control over credit card info or any of that. There will also be someone else on the quote-unquote "payroll" getting 50% of the gross...
Can I operate this sole proprietorship with a fictitious name? I'd rather not attach my real name to the product. I'm not sure how it works on the net.
Any other advice?