So I was watching an episode of Christiana's Psychic Cafe and she was interviewing one of my favorite Tarot business gurus, Theresa Reed (you might know her as the Tarot Lady). She was talking about how she encourages other readers to get away from "metaphysical pimps" and be able to set out on their own. Now I hear you saying, "What is a metaphysical pimp?!" and imagining Jay Z reading your Tarot cards at the 40/40 club. That's not it (unfortunately). What she meant was occult/holistic/wellness shop or center owners who take advantage of readers and other practitioners who are trying to start their own professional practices with their own following. Now, when you are starting your own tarot business, not everyone is up for going at it alone. Many people enjoy working at a shop and that's just fine, but you need to be weary of where you going to work. But you may also think to yourself, "Wait, aren't these shops where I'm going to find my customers?! How could anything be bad about that?" Yes, but this isn't the whole and only truth. When you are a holistic or spiritual practitioner, it can be hard to find clients at first. Trying to get yourself out there is made a bit easier when you aline yourself with like minded people who are into the same things as you are. Also, obviously, people who shop in these kind of places are your customers so you might think "JACKPOT!" when you get hired to work at a shop.
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