July 13, 2022

Over the past ten years, I’ve talked with a lot of new Etsy sellers who wanted to make sure they were doing a good job with their shop finances. They were putting in the work to track their income and expenses and doing some sort of bookkeeping throughout the year, but QuickBooks Online was more

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June 20, 2022

Over the past ten years, I’ve helped a lot of Etsy shop owners and eCommerce sellers with their bookkeeping. This has allowed me to test different bookkeeping software and understand the various challenges small business owners face with their financial records so that I could create solutions. About five years ago, I began creating video

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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

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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

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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

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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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