I'm a hobbyist electronics engineer and I occasionally sell things that I make (electronic music devices) on eBay. It has snowballed a little bit and I have opened an online shop.
I live in the UK and would like to make this a proper business, so I've looked into setting up as a sole trader. However, it's difficult to figure out what I have to do exactly.
If I'm just selling things that I make, making probably realistically no more than £500 per month, what are the steps that I should take?
My site takes payment from PayPal, and I attempted to connect it with my personal savings account but my bank declined it. Do I need to set up a business account?
It's worth noting as well that I am unlikely to have employees or anything like that - it's really like a second income just for me.