Selling tarot readings on Etsy is an interesting experience. If you get it right, it can be one of your more lucrative sources of income. There’s a lot to learn of course, but then there always is, especially online. There are lots of stories around about how people make a six figure income from Etsy.… Continue reading The Etsy experience…
Another post on the strange world of being a professional reader…. Mostly lovely… Before I begin once again to talk about less than ideal reading situations, I must point out that the vast majority of clients are lovely. I cannot stress that enough. Most of them are genuinely interested in a good, honest reading… Continue reading Reading ‘cold’… or misinformed.
How do you choose a name for your tarot business ? When I first started out as a professional reader, about ten years ago, I was called ‘Thoughtful Tarot’. It was ok at the time, but it had begun to sound way too old- fashioned after a few years. I changed to ‘Tarot Jane’, just… Continue reading Naming your tarot business.
To free or not to free ? Free readings. The bane of a tarot reader’s life. Or one of them, anyway. I’m not talking here about those of you who give out free readings willingly as part of what you do. This is for readers whose income depends on paying clients. Free reading requests come… Continue reading The Free Readings conundrum.
You know in your heart that you’re a good reader. But still, there are those who will try to prove you wrong. Maybe they are having a bad day. Maybe they have a subconscious fear of tarot readers. Maybe they like to prey on the weak. Who knows. Sometimes, especially when you’re just starting out,… Continue reading Don’t Take It Personally…grow some armour instead.
Come, sit down, we will find the insights that you need, and you can take away some knowledge that will help you. Sounds simple, right ? But when you consider all the factors of a reading plus a client plus the reader, there are undercurrents going on that you must be aware of. BLANK SLATE.… Continue reading The Person Not the Cards, and Ego- less reading.
Probably a bit controversial, this one. I understand that some readers find reversals helpful, but I’ve never found the sense in emphasising negative meanings in tarot cards.. All cards have a ‘flip’ side, of course, but I see that is an integral part of the card’s meaning anyway.-whether cards come up in a reading upside… Continue reading Why I don’t do Reversed Card Meanings.