No, there really isn't. Don't even think of hiring them as sub--contractors. We've been over that one several times here. Do a search to find out more about why that's a really bad idea. Other than hiring temporary labor there's no way around doing payroll. Furthermore, if you think temporary workers are expensive, then I think you are grossly underestimating the cost of doing it yourself. Because it will cost you at least as much as the temporary place charges per hour to do it yourself. For instance, a local temporary agency might charge $13 per hour and pay the employee $8 per hour. And you might think it'd just be cheaper to hire your own employee and pay him $8 an hour. Well, I am telling you, that is far from true (unless you do something illegal). Once you add in workers' comp., taxes, Accounting fees, etc. it will easily be $13 per hour to have that employee work for you.