Recording payments to sub-contractors

I’m very new to this software. So far I’ve figured out how to receive payments from customers, but I can’t figure out how to record payments made to my subcontractors.

There are two ways.

If you just pay them straight from your bank account, simply record this transaction as any other payment and categorize it to expense account called Sub-contractors (you might need to create this expense account under your Chart of Accounts)

The other option is to enable new tabs Purchase Invoices and Suppliers where you will create your sub-contractors as suppliers and when they give you their invoice, you record their invoices under Purchase Invoices.