This series addresses the logistics of starting, maintaining, and succeeding at owning a spiritual practice whether you are a psychic or a healer. #cindysummerpsychic #cindysummerspiritualteacher
So often, I have come across practitioners who have a philosophy that they ought not to charge or charge below market value for their services. I disagree, and I will tell you why. My reasons are directly in line with Sir Issac Newton’s third law of physics. “To any action there is always an opposite and equal reaction; in other words, the actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal and always opposite in direction.” Therefore, when you do not charge market value, you have put yourself in a state of imbalance. If that example doesn’t resonate with you, how about the notion that you have not taken a vow of poverty? After all, you are not a monk or a nun. Respect yourself and charge fair market value. Let this simmer on the back burner in case you still struggle with this idea, my fellow metaphysicians.
Prior to starting a practice, determine what types of services you will offer and how long in duration for each. It is not necessarily a good idea to offer a huge variety of services since you may be perceived as a jack of all trades and a master of none. Start with a service and decide the length. For instance, mediumship can be a twenty minute, thirty minute, or sixty minute reading. This may work for a psychic fair but do you want to go to the office for a single twenty minute reading? My guess is no. What if you have several short readings back-to-back? It is an option but it is likely you will find yourself drained from having switched energies quickly. If your not sure what you want, give it a try for a year and see how you feel. Trust your gut on what works and what doesn’t work for you.
What about fair market value? My inner CPA says that you have a higher chance of attracting clients if you charge the going rate for that geographical area. Be sure to compare apples with apples. Don’t compare yourself with a self-proclaimed healer who has not yet sharpened their skill set with certifications. Are you the new kid on the block? If so, don’t charge the same as the thirty year veteran who is highly established with a great reputation. Rural areas have lower rates than suburban or urban areas, but again, it is relative. My rates in Cleveland would be far too low in New York City and far too high in depressed areas of the same state.
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