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 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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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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November 26, 2018

When Etsy announced a partnership with QuickBooks to provide QuickBooks for Etsy, I knew I had to check it out. As an accountant, I am very picky about my accounting software. As an Etsy Seller, I want quick and easy financial data. This was the perfect opportunity to test and find the best accounting software

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November 16, 2018

In November 2018 Etsy created a new Etsy payment account and eliminated the separate Etsy bill. Now all Etsy fees are deducted from Etsy sales before the remaining money is deposited into your bank account. In light of these changes, the process for recording Etsy deposits and Etsy fees in QuickBooks Simple Start has changed.

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September 5, 2018

“How do I pay myself from my small business?” is one of the most common questions I am asked. Related to this question is, how much can I pay myself? If you are sole-proprietor or a single-member LLC (not filing as an S-Corp), the answer is shockingly simple. You can pay yourself how much you

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April 20, 2018

As a new Etsy seller, you want your business to thrive and grow as quickly and simply as possible. As an Etsy Seller since 2012, I have learned a few things about running a successful Etsy shop. Get ahead of the game with your shop by following my top tips for new Etsy sellers.

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