I'm a UK based freelance website developer, registered as self employed and trading under my own name. I have to be honest that things haven't been going all that well recently so I'm turning my attention more towards writing and social media work.
My problem is a little sensitive if I'm honest because I got talking to a few people who would like me to update their online social media on a regular basis, which is great because it would give me a steady income for as long as I'm doing it. The problem is, the websites that these networks are related to are within the foot fetish industry (Focused on modelling rather than anything pornographic)! However, as you can imagine it is still a little embarrassing for me to admit to working on this sort of thing, even though I have nothing at all against the industry!
If I was to do this I plan on being paid via paypal and would probably get the payer to put a reference number/code when paying so that I can keep a record of income - However I wouldn't want to actually tell the tax man what sites I was specifically working on. So, how would I do these jobs legitimately but keep them secret?
Also, as I'm interested in writing, I see an opportunity to make a little extra cash by opening a blog that somehow ties in with this sort of work and maybe to brand myself as a promoter in the industry, however again I wouldn't want anyone to know that this was me writing it. So if I was to do it, would I have to mention the name of the website on tax returns?F
I don't want to come across as someone who is going to be untruthful about my income, I would just like to keep certain things private if that makes sense.