I hire out a lot of my work to qualified people. If you have a independent contractors agreement it covers your arse. (Thats a** for my American mates) Ok here are the pros and cons. First it frees you up to do your other work and advertising and consulting. If you have a qualified person or crew it makes better business sense. You get the contract or individual job and they do the work and you see the work and if you and the customer are happy then you have done your job. I would add that a noncompete clause be added in the sub contractors contract. As you have employed them as a independent contractor you are released from any insurance and taxes due,its their duty. I normally pay around 35% of the cost of a job to them. This is a basic contractors deal when doing almost anything. I pay my people in a check and then the taxes are on them. Get a good accountant and he will say the same. Form 1099. If you have a good volume of work this all makes sense. Just my two cents worth. Happy New Years to all and may this year make us all rich!