How To Become A Professional Tarot Reader

How To Become A Professional Tarot Reader
How to start getting clients as a new professional tarot reader…

If you have discovered a love for tarot reading, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t make a living reading the cards for other people. If you feel confident in your skills, making the leap to becoming a professional is not nearly as difficult as it may seem. It just requires a little willingness, trust in your self, and the ability to put yourself out there.

The three most important elements to earning a living as a Tarot reader include: your skill at reading the cards, your ability to connect with others, and most importantly, your ability to market yourself.  By far, the most difficult aspect to becoming a professional is self-promotion. While it is true that word of mouth can certainly help to get your name out there, you usually have to get a few happy clients to help get you started.

So how exactly do you get your first clients? I always suggest reading for friends. After you read for your friends, ask them if they have any friends that they can recommend to you. One really successful method is to host a Tarot party. Invite all of your friends and ask them to each bring one guest. Offer free mini readings and make sure you have the opportunity to let your guests know who you are and how long you’ve been working with the Tarot. Make sure you have business cards and leave out a guest book. Get emails! In the future, you can contact people via email with new client specials (another topic).

Believe it or not, a really successful way to attract new clients is to associate yourself with either a metaphysical store or coffee shop. Websites like Craigslist, bulletin boards and local weekly papers are other great places where you can promote yourself at little or no cost. You may not initially generate the income you may want, but you will get repeat clients. Over time, some of them will become loyal customers. More importantly, you will develop relationships with them. This is how one develops a word of mouth clientele. It’s always about your relationships with your clients. Part of being a professional tarot reader includes conducting your business with integrity, honesty and open-mindedness.

Finally, another great method for getting new clients is to rent a booth at psychic fairs or new age conventions. In this type of setting, you are already considered a professional. The good news is that you don’t have to sell yourself as much as you have to in other settings. This is a great arena to really let people see your skills.

Again, you may not generate the type of income you eventually see yourself earning, but it’s a start. Even if you start by doing occasional reading for clients, it can still be a great second income until you feel confident enough in your earning abilities to leave your present job.

©2011 All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.


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