I have a few questions - hopefully, you can help:
My wife and I moved to France in March of this year, and have purchased a house in Haute-Vienne. I have retired, and have a UK State pension - We both intend registering as auto-entrepreneurs, as we would need to generate some additional revenue, as my pension income is not quite enough to cover our living costs.
My wife’s case should be relatively straightforward: she will be working as a masseuse (I believe she has to call it Technique manuelle de bien-être et de lâcher-prise or Thérapeute en drainage lymphatique?) possibly adding Crystal Therapy Lithotherapeute ?) as an additional activity - I believe that all these would come under professions libérales?
My own situation will be a bit more complicated: I would probably go for Website Design & Development Conception De Site Web, Developpement, Vente De Solutions Informatiques? as my main activity (I think professions libérales?). As additional activities I would like to add musical instrument repair (Reparation D’Instruments De Musique?) and making and selling craft items (woodturning and printmaking) online via an Etsy store - I think both of these would count as artisanal? Finally I will possibly earn some money as a musician (I was a pro musician in an earlier life!).
- Is it possible to have a mix of revenue streams like this? It is hard to say initially which of these will generate the most income.
- What is my best approach for getting up and running with this mix of activities - Is it something that I can do in one go, or is it better to register the “professions libérales” activity first and then add the others on later?
Cheers - Henry