I'm going to be working with some friends to start up a few websites. It won't always be the same group of people working on each site. Initially we expect to make no money on any of these sites. In fact, initially we expect we'll lose a little money since we'll need to spend a little money to get them up and running.
If and when any of the sites start making money, we'll split the income on a pre-agreed percentage with each person involved in the particular site that is earning money. so, we wont really have any employees. If and when the sites start making decent money, we might have the need to hire someone to do office work or whatnot.
Also, initially if the sites do start generating money, we'll probably just take all of the money and put it back into the sites (advertising, promotion etc).
I'm just wondering if i should worry about registering as an LLC or corp of some kind? Or if that's something I should consider when any of the sites start generating some money. I did at least look at the california sec of state website and the fees for filing aren't too bad - looks like it'll cost $100 or less. And if i should register, should i just grab the form from the Sect of State website, or should i use something like legal zoom, which will cost me an additional $100 on top of the filing fee.