I’m a plumber. I take jobs I can do myself. I do great work at a reasonable rates. The income is letting us pay our bills and put away for our retirement. My wife works as a nurse. Her income contributes to the kids’ college money, our mortgage and some other expenses. You know as well as I do that it is not cheap to raise a family. My brother-in-law works for me a few hours here and there for extra money. I use a check stub maker online to do his payroll since I do not have any regular full time employees. He probably works about 12 days or so on average every couple of months. I get him to help with jobs I cannot do myself.
He is happy with the extra work, and I am happy to have help when I need it. I save a fortune not having to support a full time employee. It is just too expensive. I could not in good conscience hire a full time guy and not offer him health insurance and benefits. I cannot afford that, so I keep my brother-in-law in steady part time work. When he needs more money, I use him as a helper for jobs I could do myself but would enjoy getting done faster having the help. Sometimes you get a customer that is annoying enough that you want to get the job done faster than you planned. If you are a business owner, you know exactly what I am talking about.
I have accounting software, but I do not have the one that does payroll. I am not putting out the money for it when it is not necessary. After all, it is just my brother-in-law working for me a few days a month. However, I still need to do the withholding the right way. The check stub maker makes that easy to do. It keeps a running record of the information from paycheck to paycheck for me.