The Bestselling Etsy Seller Spreadsheet



Etsy accounting and finances are finally easy for you.

You’re a fabulous seller on Etsy! You make gorgeous products. You love running your shop, interacting with your customers, and coming up with all the ideas!

BUT, you aren’t so in love with the other side of your business. You know – the numbers and fees and taxes and that whole accounting side.

Loads of Etsy sellers leave their numbers for the end of the year when the tax deadline comes around. Why? Because working with numbers feels overwhelming and hard. You’re a maker, not a CPA!

You’re probably not sure of the best way to keep track of your sales, expenses, and tax stuff. And THAT stuff is actually critical to keeping your shop afloat. Keeping track of your books is essential if you want to be profitable. Money experts know you have to monitor your money if you want to make more of it!

And deep down, you know tax time would be so much less stressful & headachey if you were a little bit better at keeping track of your numbers monthly.

Paper + Spark’s spreadsheets simplify the accounting for you so you can spend more time making, selling, and being awesome. Easy as that!

I’m a jewelry maker, Etsy shop owner, CPA, and number lover. So I know your pain! And I decided to do something about it and share my knowledge.

Paper + Spark spreadsheets are full of automagical formulas and come with step-by-step instructions. All you need to do is copy your Etsy CSV file and paste it into your new, sparkly spreadsheet. Then instantly know where you stand financially!

Download your own Etsy Seller Spreadsheet today and get caught up on & confident about your numbers in just a couple hours. 

“I have to tell you that your spreadsheet has changed my life. I used to have no clue about my income, and now I look forward to inputting it every month! It’s taken my from a place of being overwhelmed with the numbers, to feeling like I’m in control and I know what’s going on. It’s so funny to think that a spreadsheet can really change so much about my life, but yours has!” – Jillian

What if I don’t understand spreadsheets or numbers?

Oh hey there, normal person. You’re not alone! That’s the main reason why I founded Paper + Spark in 2015 – to help creatives like you understand this side of your biz. Most Etsy shop owners, just like you, are experts at crafting their one-of-a-kind products, not at doing their books.

The Etsy Seller Spreadsheet comes loaded with the tricks that accountants use so you don’t have to worry about crunching the numbers yourself or finding the right report here or there. All you need to do is copy & paste your Etsy info and follow the instructions. We’ll show you how to do your books for the month and record all your transactions!

What you get immediately:
  • Instantly downloadable spreadsheet file that can be used in Excel, Numbers, or Google Sheets, for any year you need to do your books
  • A Google Doc guide with crystal clear instructions 
  • Freebie ebook “Take Control of Your Bookkeeping & Build a Profitable Etsy Biz”, outlining how to set up your bookkeeping system and how to use your financial data for goal-setting and planning purposes
  • Series of video tutorials with step-by-step instructions on how to use your spreadsheet
  • Access to the Accounting Accountability Club on Facebook for support, questions, and monthly office hours
  • Monthly checklist & reminder emails

Your new community of support includes:
  • Access to the Accounting Accountability Club on Facebook for support where we answer your bookkeeping or spreadsheet questions and you can meet with like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Monthly live office hours to dish on numbers and keep you motivated, with live screen-sharing how-tos
  • Monthly checklist & reminder emails delivered straight to your inbox on the first of each month
  • Lifetime access to any updates to your spreadsheet (you can use it in future years too!)

The best part about buying a Paper + Spark spreadsheet is the support. You’re not simply getting a downloadable spreadsheet file. You’re really getting a set of resources & support that help you understand your business finances with confidence. You’ll do your biz books every month with clarity, and you’ll finally truly understand what these numbers, reports, and terms MEAN.

You’re not just buying a file. You’re buying lifetime access to a bookkeeping template, step-by-step instructions for how to understand your biz finances, access to a CPA who actually *understands* e-commerce and how your maker biz operates, an easier tax time for yourself, monthly accountability and a community that will support you throughout your journey as an entrepreneur.

Can you say the same about an out-of-the-box, one-size-fits-all bookkeeping software option? 


Six magical ways the Etsy Seller Spreadsheet simplifies your money matters and your business life:

  1. Quickly import Etsy data – Save time by quickly importing your Etsy sales each month, along with some of your Etsy fees & sales taxes collected. The spreadsheet takes the data it needs for you, making less work for you.
  2. See all your sales in one place – You can also manually input your sales from all your other sources, such as Paypal, eBay, your own site, craft shows, etc.
  3. Plug in business expenses & receipts – Your spreadsheet keeps track of your expenses, too. Expenses categories each have their own tab. As you make purchases or pay bills throughout the month, you can enter your expenses in the matching category. Now you’ll have precise tracking of your expense totals for tax time and your accountant will love you!
  4. Make tax time a breeze – The spreadsheet is set up to make tax time simple for you. The revenue & expense categories roughly correlate to the ones on your business’ tax forms, making the process of doing your taxes a lot more streamlined and less stressful for you or your accountant.
  5. Calculate net profit or loss each month – Know instantly whether your biz is making a profit or a loss throughout the year, enabling you to make smarter budgeting and goal-setting decisions.
  6. Deal with sales taxes – The Etsy Seller Spreadsheet includes a tab that will quickly tell you some of the most important data for your state sales tax return, including total in-state sales each month, and sales per state for economic nexus tracking.

Why a Paper + Spark spreadsheet? 

Traditional bookkeeping software is made with accountants in mind. It’s expensive (and generally requires a monthly subscription payment), bulky, and oftentimes more complicated than a micro business like yours needs. It’s made for any and all types of small businesses, and not specific to YOUR business needs as a handmade biz owner or e-commerce seller. When your bookkeeping software is too complicated, too vague, and support or in-plain-English instruction is lacking, you tend to procrastinate on using it. Not updating your books consistently means severe stress once year end or tax deadlines hit. 

Spreadsheets are powerful but simple tools. Partner a well-crafted spreadsheet file designed by an accountant intimately acquainted with e-commerce with clear, understandable instructions and you’ve got a formula for bookkeeping success. You get everything you need to feel empowered by your numbers, and nothing you don’t need. 

Paper + Spark has been selling spreadsheets since 2015. We currently support thousands of makers and creative entrepreneurs in doing their books and understanding their money. Our spreadsheets have received countless rave reviews from shop owners. No other bookkeeping solution out there offers our level of step-by-step guidance & support. We also stay up-to-date on e-commerce reporting and platform changes. 

With a Paper + Spark spreadsheet, you’ll pay a one-time fee for lifetime access to your files and support. We provide any future year files and updates for free, forever, via the account you create at checkout. You can always reach out in the Accounting Accountability Club, or via DM or email, and get answers to your spreadsheet & bookkeeping questions.  

What do users have to say about their Paper + Spark spreadsheet? 

Responses to my recent survey highlighted these themes amongst spreadsheet users: 

  • Tax time is much easier with their Paper + Spark spreadsheet
  • Their purchase comes with a wealth of support materials created by an accountant who is down-to-earth and easy to follow (thanks y’all!)
  • The spreadsheet gives them a clean way to get organized & a bird’s eye view of their business. They love that this tool was made specifically for makers & crafters and how simple and user-friendly it is to update.
  • Many users said “My accountant loves your spreadsheet too!” — the highest form of praise!

Paper + Spark users are more likely to actually DO their books consistently and over the long term. According to survey results, 65% of spreadsheet users have been using their sheets for at least 2 years. 61% of spreadsheet users report that they update their sheets at least once a month. 

Are you looking for a spreadsheet to help you with logging supplies, tracking inventory, and pricing your goods for sale? One of our inventory spreadsheets may be a good fit. Check them out here.

Need the Etsy Seller Spreadsheet and an inventory spreadsheet too? Build your own bundle of spreadsheets and get a significant discount here.

Have questions about any of our spreadsheets? Not sure which tool best fits your needs? Check out the Spreadsheet Resource page for FAQs, videos, and more info.

The term ‘Etsy’ is a trademark of Etsy, Inc. This spreadsheet is not endorsed or certified by Etsy, Inc.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 205 reviews
Mona Baeza
This spreadsheet covers it all!

I just downloaded January data and it was such a simple process., I use it to reconcile against an excel sheet that i keep track of for individual orders and it matched up to what I had come up with! I look forward to learning more about it's functions and plan to add the shopify add on once I have my site up and running. Thanks for providing such an invaluable tool for small businesses.

Bethany P.
Game changer!

I've never been a math person, and I dreaded the tax and bookkeeping side of business for as long as I can remember - it was one of the main reasons I waited so long to start my shop. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could be doing my own taxes, let alone understanding anything about all the numbers behind them! Paper + Spark changed all of that. The spreadsheets and video tutorials explain everything in plain English and make the entire process so easy to understand. Every aspect of the bundle I purchased works perfectly, everything is so well thought out. This has been such an unexpected boost of confidence for me - I really didn't think I could do this, but I'm blown away by how much I have learned and incredibly grateful for the work Janet puts into these resources. Thank you so much!

Bridget Daniels
A Great Purchase!

Thank you for creating this amazing tool! I purchased at year end for my spreadsheet-loving husband to do my accounting and prepare for taxes. He was going to try and build me a workbook of his own but purchasing this saved him a ton of time and had several features and inputs he said he would not have thought of. While he understands excel sheets and many of their functions, I do not. It has also been simple enough for me to use and understand easily. It has already been worth the money and will be one of my most important business tools for 2024.

I feel like this is just scratching the surface of the value Paper + Spark has available too. I've enjoyed her Coffee Break Series on preparing for taxes and the other free information she has out there. I cant wait to dive into more!

Kathryn Schlosser
Great Purchase

This is a complete and affordable solution from an accountant that also does e-commerce. Perfect combination!

Connor Mack
Looks Great!

I'm just starting my shop and haven't used the spreadsheet yet, but I foresee that it will play a big role in my ability to complete tax returns in an efficient manner devoid of stress. Thanks very much for your brilliant product!

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