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I think, not sure, you have two options.
1. You can function as a sole proprietor / DBA ("doing business as") and the way that sort of works is you are operating let's say as "Joe's sneakers" but you're really just Joe Jones and there is no such thing as the legal entity "Joe's sneakers" - I am not 100% on this. You may still need to register with your Secretary of State or equivalent state organization.
2. You create a corporation or LLC, register with the state, file taxes every year, etc etc.
Either way, I believe it's a bit more complicated than you're assuming it is.
It's one thing if it's your only income because when you file your taxes there is no complication. It's also another if it's just you operating this "business". It gets more complicated if you start to add partners and employees etc etc.
Hope that was a helpful step one.
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