I am getting ready to start selling my first app on the app store. I was hoping to get some guidance from those who have gone before me on the best way to do it?
- How do you make it so you don’t have your name listed? If I start an LLC with me being the only person, I can’t get a DUNS number. Can I still use a name other than my own?
- What are the risks? I will probably never make more than a few dollars off these apps, I don’t want to lose my house over it.
Dunno about 1.
For 2 make sure you tell the taxman (well if you are in the UK - not sure the deal in other countries). Aside from the yearly developers license you may not need any other outlays.
@MrScience101 I wrote to apple about 1) and they told me to set up an LLC saying I could be the only person but to do this to be able to have a registered name. They don’t like fiction!
How come you can’t get a DUNS number? But no, you have to have a DUNS number to make an LLC. And there is not other option to hide your name.
As for #2, games are not the market to be a part of now and days. The chances of getting recognized are very slim, but it is much more fun than software development (in most cases).
I went to register as an LLC, and they had a sole proprietor/single person business option.
On apples website it says:
I’m a sole proprietor/single person business. Can I enroll as a company/organization?
No. However, you can enroll as an individual, in which case a D-U-N-S Number is not required.
I think I just misunderstood. I think if I register as an LLC as something other than a sole proprietor/single person I could probably get a duns number
I’m a single man person in my company, and I’m under 18. It shouldn’t be a problem.
@MrScience101 I’m hopefully going to get my LLC set up today (well the start of it) if I run in to any problems I’ll share them here