How To Price Your Tarot Readings - A Newbies Guide
So, you're ready to strike out on your own and make a career from doing what you love most - reading tarot cards and helping people! After teaching tarot to students all over the world, I've discovered that one of the biggest questions students have is - "How do I know how much the charge"?
When you're just getting started, this is probably one of those questions that makes every new tarot professional cringe just a little bit. I get it!
As a professional tarot reader, one of the most important aspects of running your business is determining the right price for your readings. Pricing your services correctly is essential for attracting and retaining clients while also ensuring that you can earn a fair income for your time and expertise. In this blog post, I wanted to give you some tips and strategies for effectively pricing your tarot readings.
Research the market: Before setting your prices, it's important to research the market and see
your area and those who offer similar services and experience. This will give you a better idea of the going rate for tarot readings in your area
and help you determine a fair price for your own services. Whatever you do - make sure you stay competitive... DO NOT lower your price because you want to attract customers or because you feel unqualified. Choose a price in the middle, not too high and not too low. This will ensure that you get business while also not undercutting yourself.
Consider your experience and qualifications: Your level of experience and qualifications should be a factor in determining your prices. If you have been reading tarot for many years and have a lot of experience, you may be able to charge more than someone who is just starting out. Additionally, if you have certifications or training in other areas, such as counselling or coaching, you may be able to charge more for your services. Keep in mind that even if you are starting out, you can still charge a fair amount.
Factor in your expenses: When pricing your readings, you should also consider the expenses associated with running your business. This includes the cost of your website, internet, business cards, advertising, and any equipment or materials you may need. The good thing is that you may be able to include your expenses into your accounting when you do your taxes.
Offer different price points: Not every client is able to afford the same price point, so it's a good idea to offer different price points to cater to different budgets. You can offer a basic reading at a lower price point and a more in-depth, longer reading at a higher price point. You can use many strategies to create different-priced readings, including combining tarot with other modalities you offer. To entice customers, you can also use marketing strategies like bo-go readings, discounts, or other incentives. Just play around and experiment with different approaches.
Be transparent: Be upfront and clear about your pricing, including any additional costs or fees. This will help avoid any confusion or dissatisfaction from clients and will also establish trust and a professional image. So, for example, if you have to charge taxes, describe that in your pricing. Also, there is some debate about whether to post your prices on your website or social media. I say that you should openly post your prices.
Review your prices regularly: It's a good idea to review your prices regularly to ensure that they are still in line with the market and that you are able to earn a fair income for your services.
In summary, pricing your tarot readings is an important aspect of running your business and requires some research and consideration. By researching the market, considering your experience and qualifications, factoring in your expenses, offering different price points, being flexible, being transparent, and reviewing your prices regularly, you can determine fair prices for your services that will attract and retain clients while also ensuring that you are able to earn a fair income.
In my career, I am what you might call a professional mystic. I teach and work with spiritual seekers from all over the world. My love and passion for the mystic arts are what drives me to keep creating, sharing and educating others. I love to bring my diverse knowledge of metaphysical knowledge and depth of experience to my clients and students through providing intuitive and spiritual services. I'm Known for my ability to blend fun with professionalism, and I'm proud to offer nearly three decades of esoteric experience, which includes the co-creation of the Sirian Starseed Tarot, several books, classes, manuals & the Seekers Oracle.
In my professional practice, I am a master tarot reader & teacher, second-generation traditional western astrologer, numerologist, certified professional past-life regressionist, Reiki Grand Master Teacher, Certified Life coach, author, artist, and founder of North Star Mystic Academy, which opened in 2019.
I live and work in Ontario, Canada.
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