June 21, 2021

In this post, I’m going to walk you through how to transition from the journal entry method of Etsy bookkeeping that I call the Etsy Bank Method to using the Sync with Etsy App for QuickBooks Online. If you’d like to watch a video tutorial of this process, click here. Since Sync with Esty came out

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June 1, 2021

Are you wondering why the amount on your Etsy 1099 doesn’t match the numbers you have in QuickBooks Online and how to fix it? In this post, I’ll show you step-by-step how to tie out the profit and loss reports that you have in QuickBooks Online Simple Start to the 1099 you received from Etsy.

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April 28, 2021

QuickBooks Online has just released a new integration that lets you connect any version of QuickBooks Online (Simple Start, Plus or Advanced) with your Etsy shop. This free integration allows you to automatically bring your Etsy sales and fees from Etsy to QuickBooks Online. After testing this new program, I’ve been impressed with how well

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March 16, 2021

As an Etsy Seller, you’re constantly sourcing the raw materials you need to create your handmade items. But it’s easy to forget where you purchased an item, the price you paid, or the product ID. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep track of your inventory information.But let’s be honest. You didn’t start your

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December 8, 2020

The advertisements for QuickBooks for Etsy are so appealing! “Instant integration with your Etsy shop.” “Track your sales, expenses, and tax-deductions.” “Tidy up your shop’s finances.” With all of those promising claims, who wouldn’t want to use QuickBooks for Etsy, otherwise known as QuickBooks Self-Employed, for their Etsy shop? Let me explain why you might want

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March 16, 2020

Running an Etsy shop is a meaningful business venture for many creatives. You get to share your creations with others and get paid. But for most Etsy shop owners, the most dreaded part of the job is bookkeeping. It’s even scarier than marketing and social media. That’s why I put together this Ultimate Guide to

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October 20, 2019

QuickBooks Online Simple Start is my favorite accounting program. When you first begin using QuickBooks, you will find that the default chart of accounts may not meet your needs as an Etsy shop owner. Before you hit the ground running with your bookkeeping, take a few minutes in QuickBooks to customize your Etsy shop bookkeeping

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August 13, 2019

Building a successful business is exciting, but it also stretches you. But like a savvy business owner, you realize the importance of ongoing education, and you’re committed to learning everything you can in order to grow. As part of your growth strategy, you might decide to attend an out of town business conference that’s relevant

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July 19, 2019

 Taxes. The word strikes fear in most small business owners. They prefer the ostrich approach to taxes–if I keep avoiding it, everything will be ok. But as much as you dread filing your taxes, it is a necessity. So let’s walk through some of the potentially confusing things together. In this post, I’ll cover the

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February 5, 2019

South Dakota vs. Wayfair has radically changed sales tax. If you are a small business owner of any type, you now need to consider, should I collect sales tax from other states? This question used to be easy to answer, now, not so much. Let’s take a look at what has changed in the world

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