A friend recommended this simplified version of quickbooks to me about a year ago now. I felt, at the time, that it wouldn't be simple enough for me because I didn't have the time to "learn" the program. I had always heard that there was a bit of a learning curve with Quickbooks. But, I have FINALLY signed up and it has changed my entrepreneurial life. I dread the bookkeeping part of small business...and it's taken me a long time to admit it, but I'm not as organized as I'd like to be. I sell on ETSY, too...and reconciling those numbers monthly was such a chore that I avoided it entirely last year! Yup, so last month, after seeing a special offer on ETSY for one month free and $5.00 a month after that (it'll go to $10.00 after 6 months, I think), I had to give it a try. I made a New Year's Resolution to, at least TRY, to get organized in 2017! WOW. I'm so thankful I did. The program makes it easy to link to sites that you sell your goods, and ETSY of course, and it sticks all the numbers in the appropriate places. If you advertise on ETSY, it'll drop that monthly figure into the advertising expense...no work on your part. And it puts all the other small listing fees in to the right places...it's all an automatic sync. I was so pleasantly surprised to realize that I could backtrack into 2016 (it automatically pulled that info from ETSY when I signed up) and add expenses & other sales in 2016. I sell WiLDWooD CoLLeCTiF on Amazon Handmade, too, and they don't offer a link to there yet, plus the program does not pull my ETSY wholesale expenses from my ETSY account, so I've had to manually input those to get true figures for the year. AND...the program also gives you your quarterly tax payment estimate. YAY. It's mobile, too, so you can take pictures of receipts (you don't have to) and log all expenses and sales as you go! All for $5 a month.
Quickbooks Intuit Self-employed is so well worth it!! Perhaps I will succeed in getting organized in 2017. At the very least, I'll be a little less stressed come tax season next year!
Here's a link to take a look or get started. You'll get the same deal I have.
Happy New Year!