It’s no secret that it takes lots of work to hire employees as a small business owner. There are rigid protocols to follow and the entire process can be tedious at the very least—not to mention expensive.
For some jobs, you might find that you don’t want or need to hire a full- or part-time employee. An alternative option is hiring 1099 employees who are self-employed and work on a contract basis. Using 1099 employees can save you time and money, which we’ll explain in more detail below.
Keep reading for a basic overview of 1099 workers, a rundown of how to hire 1099 workers for your business, the pros and cons of using these workers, and frequently asked questions about hiring self-employed workers.