Business Overview

Some tarot readers work exclusively online, others have their own shop front. Some set up booths at festivals, fairs, and private parties, while more are beginning to do readings live using Skype or on the phone. You might work part-time or full-time as your reputation grows.

Who is this business right for?

If you have developed your experience and knowledge through years of reading cards for your friends and acquaintances, and spend lots of time studying tarot, it might be time to start charging for the readings that everybody is begging you to do.

What happens during a typical day at a tarot reading business?

If you are working at this business full-time, you might be:

  • Completing readings for your scheduled clients
  • Working your social media contacts to promote your business
  • Marketing private tarot reading parties or line-up booths at psychic fairs
  • Balancing your books
  • Establishing and maintaining a website that accepts payment for remote readings
  • Taking phone calls and complete readings for these pop-up clients
  • Creating a Standard of Business that gives clients clearly defined expectations with regards to your readings

What is the target market?

Your best client will be the person who needs guidance on a consistent basis, so that they schedule weekly or monthly readings. Tarot parties can provide excellent income for a few short hours, but are difficult to line up. You will find clients from all walks of life and income levels. You simply need to find those with an open mind, ready to accept the wisdom provided to them.

How does a tarot reading business make money?

Reading at a fair or walk-ins are often offered at a flat rate for a small spread. More in-depth readings requiring multiple spreads will charge by the hour. Your reputation and your clientele will determine just how much or how little you are able to charge. There is very little overhead, so the more readings you do, the more money you will make.

What is the growth potential for a tarot reading business?

Many readers run their business as a sideline. If you are able to cultivate a client base of wealthy and avid customers, you might be able to operate your business on a full-time basis. Should you have a knack for befriending other readers, it may be possible to expand into a Dial-a-Tarot business with multiple readers fulfilling requested readings over the phone.