When I was first starting my psychic business, I did all the things ‘right’ that I saw other psychics doing:
drawings for giveaways
saying yes to every raffle for every charity event I was invited to
giving deep discounts on my services
offering ‘trade’ and barter to people who couldn’t or didn't want to pay
Welp, I never got anything return for any of my reading trades, and I’m still waiting on those promised Flower Essences from five years ago.
The people who won my giveaways didn’t become paying clients. I gave over 100 readings away for donations please and I made a grand $40 dollars cold hard cash - for over 100 full readings, approximating 1.5 hours in time each or 150 hours of work. This is more than three weeks of work.
So starting out, I made a lot of mistakes. I learned, grew, read books on marketing and began to see what I was doing as a way to keep myself afloat - and what I learned worked - but the whole process took about 2 years. It takes a long time to build something out of scratch - even if you love it. You have to learn what you can take, what you can’t, what’s too much and what will eventually run you into the ground. But it doesn't have to take this long.
You don't have to repeat all my mistakes - because I'm here to tell you what they are.
I gathered up input from friends and reflected upon my own experiences to talk to you about the biggest mistakes I made as I was developing my business - so you don’t have to.
Consider this my gift to the community -
6 Mistakes NOT to Make When Starting Your Psychic Business
1. Reading giveaways
I used to live near a Donut Shop that gave a warm, fresh, just-out-of-the-oven donut to everyone who walked into the store.
It was fantastic.
The first time I went, I was handed the exact thing I wanted - a fresh donut - and I wasn’t even hungry for more donut after that, but I bought something to be nice, anyway. I went looking for a Dozen, but since my craving was satisfied right as I walked in the door, I only bought 1 - out of guilt. The store closed 6 months later.
Why didn’t it work?
When you give away for free, the exact thing you sell to the people who wanted to buy it, no one buys.
Try a fun psychic game instead or a card-pull for all to guess on. Then, the people who came for the donuts, will still want to buy a donut, and they’ll be just as happy about the free lemonade they got, to boot.
2. Deep Discounts
Each year in April, a certain popular ice cream shop hosts a “Free Cone Day.” On this day, everyone who came to the store received a Kid’s cone of any flavor they liked and/or $1-2 OFF any full-size cone or treat.
It was the busiest day of the year, yet it was well known across ice cream people that free cone people are not your regular customers.
If you are going to do it, do it for the good blessings, not for the financial return.
3. giving too much away on Internet
You can never be too safe. Enough said.
4. Not Letting People Into the Real You
Let people know your likes and dislikes, who you are as a person, but make sure to follow these online safety rules.
5. Lack of a Regular Presence on Social Media
Social media is your "I'm alive and healthy" pulse.
Try to make a commitment to post an update to a Social page (ANY at all) at least 2-3 times per week. People want to know you’re alive. It doesn’t have to be multiple times a day.
6. No Easy Way to Buy from You
People love directions Provide step by steps, as often, confused people don't buy.
Do this and then this, and then you can expect me to do this.
Avoiding these mistakes is easy - now that you know about them.
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