Etsy Seller’s Start Here

Welcome Etsy Seller’s! I am also an Etsy Seller, and have been selling on Etsy since 2012. If you have a moment, check out my shop, The Amateur Naturalist.

A little background. I have a B.S. in Accounting and passed the CPA exam in 2004, so when I opened my Etsy shop, I felt very comfortable with the accounting and tax side of things. For many new Etsy Seller’s this is not the case. My goal with this website is to help take the mystery and misery out of your Etsy shop accounting and taxes. While I have articles and information for all types of small businesses and side hustles on my website, I definitely have a soft spot for Etsy Seller’s like me!

Have a question I haven’t answered yet in a post? Email me at [email protected] and I will do my best to help!


Starting a business does not have to be confusing or complicated. Follow these simple steps to starting your own amazing small business.

Start your business with a strong foundation. Take a look at my series of articles walking you through important new business considerations. Follow that up by getting your free Small Business Startup Checklist when you sign up for my newsletter.

Choosing an accounting or bookkeeping program is one of the most important steps you can take. Don’t put off getting your finances in order. Once you get going it is easier than you think! For most small business owners I recommend QuickBooks Simple Start. However, Etsy seller’s have a little bit more to consider, so I created a comprehensive guide to your top choices as an Etsy Seller.

Get your Etsy shop started on the right foot by following my Top 3 Tips for New Etsy Seller’s. Rather than spending time on trial and error, walk away with some quick tips to success.

A lot of tax information for your Etsy shop can be found by poking around my website. For a complete resource on your taxes as an Etsy Seller, check out my book, The Etsy Seller’s Simple Guide to Taxes. You can get a PDF version in my Etsy shop, or a kindle version on Amazon. (FYI – the kindle version is cheaper! And you can download a free kindle app to any device.)