Get ready to spend more time creating beautiful things, and less time worrying about your numbers.
Paper + Spark’s automated bookkeeping templates are created by an accountant/maker…especially for other makers, creators, and e-commerce sellers.
My spreadsheet tools give you everything you need to easily do your books, and NONE of the overwhelming bells & whistles (or monthly subscription costs) that you don’t need.
Are you a Square seller without a bookkeeping system to support you? Maybe you’ve tried to set up your own DIY system for doing your books, but got confused and gave up. Or maybe you’ve tried to use bookkeeping software, but got overwhelmed and stopped updating it.
Bookkeeping, accounting, tax stuff… it doesn’t come naturally to a lot of us, and it’s certainly not something most of us WANT to spend our limited free time doing! But keeping track of your shop’s finances is essential. Not only does knowing your money help you MAKE more money, but you gotta deal with taxes every year.
As an online selling, jewelry making Certified Public Accountant, I saw so many fellow makers struggling with the financial side of running their shops. I knew that doing your own books could be easy and (relatively) painless, given the right tools, direction, and support.
That’s exactly why I created my first Seller Spreadsheet back in 2015. These tools do the heavy-lifting & number-crunching for you – with crystal clear instructions and guidance. The Square Seller Spreadsheet gives you the data you need to make smart decisions for your business and helps you win back more time to do what you love – create beautiful things and make sales!
Download your own Square Seller Spreadsheet today and get caught up on & confident about your numbers in just a couple hours.
Not familiar with bookkeeping or with how to use a spreadsheet? No fear. Your purchase includes not only a detailed instruction guide in PDF form, but also a 2-part series of video tutorials to guide you through each step of how to import, use, and interpret the data on your Square Seller Spreadsheet.
How the spreadsheet works
My Seller Spreadsheets automate and simplify your monthly bookkeeping process. The Square Seller Spreadsheet imports in your Square sales & fees directly from your Square CSV files with a simple copy & paste.
The spreadsheet also helps you categorize your business expenses, enter sales from other sources, automates important sales tax info, and sums up your monthly net profit.
Not familiar with how to use a spreadsheet? No worries – your purchase includes tons of support and step-by-step video & text guidance. My video tutorials and cheat sheets will walk you through how to open, import, use, and interpret the data on your spreadsheet.
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 Square 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.