How To Start a Tarot Reading Business Online? 5 Things You Need
Tarot card reading is an art and science. If you’re reading this article, we can safely assume that you already have demonstrable skills in tarot card reading and now want to turn your passion into a money-making business.
5 things you need to start a tarot reading business online.
- An online presence- a personal website or a webpage on a third-party platform
- A digital appointment booking system
- Payment processor embedded in the webpage
- Email marketing tools
You can either combine various software like WP ERP, vCita CRM, PayPal, MailChimp, Mailerlite, Klaviyo, etc. or use an all-in-one software like Yottled that combines all these features and is free for tarot readers. Let’s check out all 5 features in detail and understand why they are essential for the tarot business.
1) An Online Presence
Although it looks like a no-brainer suggestion, the implementation is challenging. Making a business profile on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is easy. But to start a tarot reading business, you need an organized platform like your own website or a webpage on a third-party site.
Website: If you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on web development, you can have a website on Wix or WordPress. They have drag-and-drop website builders and ready-to-customize templates and themes. With a domain name and hosting, you can expect $600 to $1200 expenses to have a tarot reading business website.
Third-party webpage: Use all-in-one software that offers space on their website for free, where you can have a custom webpage with your logo, and colors. You can add services, take online bookings, and accept payment.
2) Online Appointment Booking
How exactly customers are going to book your tarot reading services? Call you to schedule and you write them down with a pen and paper? It neither looks professional nor is manageable when the number of clients grows. Have a digital calendar, add your availability, and let customers shelf-schedule when it’s most convenient for them and you, without any appointment conflicts.
You need to embed that digital calendar into your website or webpage. This is what it looks like.
3) Payment Card Processor
You can either send invoices and payment links directly in the email using PayPal, but it has a high processing fee. A more convenient way is to merge the payment processor in your website or webpage itself and facilitate clients to pay online directly when they schedule an appointment. Most of the merchants charge approximately 3% of the transaction value as convenience fees or credit card processing fees. Choose a service that offers a feature of shifting those fees to customers’ final bill.
Customer relationship management i.e., CRM is an organized way to store all the clients’ data of your tarot reading business. It should include customers’
- contact number,
- email address,
- appointment history,
- notes about their previous interactions.
When you start a tarot card business, you need an automated system to store and access client data. There are 3 options for getting CRM.
- If you have a WordPress site, use freemium plugins like WP ERP, Bitrix24 CRM, vCita CRM, etc.
- Get an all-in-one software, that includes CRM with all other features.
- Hire an engineer to build a CRM for your business.
5) Email Marketing Tools
Email marketing is way more powerful than you can imagine. It’s necessary to keep customers in the loop in order to gain repeated appointments and sessions for tarot readings. Create beautiful email marketing campaigns and send emails in bulk- or customized ones. Make sure you’re including images, videos, and other attractive content to make the emails eye-catching.
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Don’t forget to include the appointment booking link in the emails so that customers can book the tarot card reading session from the email itself.
To build email marketing campaigns, use tools like MailChimp, Mailerlite, Klaviyo, etc. Many all-in-one software offer email marketing tools complimentary.