Who else is about to launch their astrology, new age, or spiritual counseling business? Are you looking for innovative, unique and profitable places to advertise your services … but don’t have a big budget to start with?
The truth is, as you probably already know … about 85% of all professional astrologers, psychics, mediums, energy workers, and new age advisers of ANY kind never make real money.
It’s a tough, competitive business … and success has a lot less to do with skill than strategy. (In other words, some of the best known and most successful astrologers, clairvoyants, and spiritual trainers are the least talented, and some of the BEST, wallow in the dark forever)
With that in mind, I want to offer you a series of very simple steps you can take to launch your brand and business TODAY, starting from scratch and quite frequently, getting your first clients in a matter of days.
Curious? Let’s take a look at the list below!
1 – Distribution article. Simply put, writing articles (like this one) for the purpose of spreading your message across the web is a very powerful way to spread your influence and build your brand, often to places you couldn’t get to on your own. Remember, many content directories receive millions of visitors a day, and the spiritual, personal development and new age categories are also VERY popular.
2 – Online classifieds. Believe it or not, some of my clients have built their entire business on Craigslist and Backpage.com. By virtue of your hyper-local approach, you can quickly and easily establish yourself as a credible spiritual coach or advisor in your local community with fast, fun, and FREE ads that go wild. Remember, even if you only get 2-3 responses per ad, and you’re running 1 ad a day (which is modest) and you get 1 new customer for every 3-4 calls, you can make a lot of money in 10-14 days if you keep it up. !
3 – Find hyperlocal blogs and offer to contribute content
Of course, creating your own branded blog is important … but so is finding other local blogs and news sources in your community and contributing to them. The truth is, a blog post in an arts and entertainment or lifestyle section of your online newspaper or community site can generate enough traffic to keep you busy for weeks, months, or even years. (The secret is HOW to engage visitors so they keep coming back!)
4 – Start using Tumblr aggressively! Why? Because it is a fun, easy and creative way to select content in your niche … and develop a community of fans, friends and followers that will help you spread your message and grow your audience. In many ways, Tumblr is VERY superior for business than Twitter and Facebook, and yet … not one in 50 trainers, teachers, trainers, and “spiritual professionals” has ever used it. (It’s also 100% free and a lot of fun to get started!)
The bottom line?
If you feel PURPOSE and passion for your ability to help, contribute, and offer hope and healing to people in need, you CAN build a very profitable and rewarding business by doing the work you love. But DO NOT wait. Instead, if you’re really good at what you do, follow the simple tips above and start getting your first clients, BEFORE they find someone who doesn’t have your gift.)