Good news is- business exploded this year (I do custom cakes and edibles, mostly wedding cakes from my legal home). I was twice as busy as I thought I would be and even my off season has filled up. I am anticipating next year being even busier. Bad news- I am afraid I will lose my mind. I have been hiring occasional help (family and friends) to work under the table when I need it. They basically do a lot of cleaning and other grunt work (zesting lemons, chopping chocolate etc). I have been considering hiring someone else to do the baking so I can just deal with decorating and be able to take on more. What are your opinions for paying someone "per job" as an independent contractor vs. paying someone hourly? Just to give you an idea of my long term goals- I would like a shop in a year or two (sick of having this mess in my house, I'm running out of room) but would like to have as much business as possible before making a leap like that.