What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
For most of my work online, I just have a set flat $5 fee, though tips are never turned down and are always appreciated. I offer my services at that price because I understand that many people (like myself) are on a very tight budget, and also because I want people to know that monetary gain is not my main motivation for doing what I do.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Luckily, my field is one that has been around for a very very long time. I do however stay abreast with current literature, as well as spend much time developing new methods to use my skills for others.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I had been reading tarot cards and doing natal charts for friends throughout my high school years and on into college. One day I was helping a friend at a summer street festival and we came up with the idea of me taking my deck of cards and going down to the new age shop, asking if I could sit outside and do readings for people. A cardboard box and throw rug borrowed from a nearby vendor, as well as permission from the business owner led me to doing many readings over the next few hours. I loved the feeling I received from being able to help others through my readings, and I've been doing it ever since.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Tarot reading is the main avenue people choose to go, but I also receive requests for assistance with spell work consultation, or ritual advice.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Lately, I'm proud of a lot of the readings I do. I have been able to pick up on more details concerning situations and therefore becoming more able to assist those I give readings to. A lot of the recent readings I have done have been very personal to those I have given them to, so I am unable to discuss the details.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask for references! This trade is largely spread through word of mouth, and being able to gain feedback from previous customers of a particular diviner can give you a good idea as to their accuracy, their sincerity, and their general attitude about their services. Also, don't allow yourself to be overcharged. So many offer these services at exorbitantly high prices, when it's about helping people after all, isn't it?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish that customers knew that tarot reading is very subjective work and not something to be taken as a joke. I'm all for good fun, and a good dose of skepticism, but I believe that a certain level of respect must be maintained between diviner and client. I wish customers knew how much of myself I put into what appears to be a simple tarot reading, and how much I honestly care about their well-being, and my hope that I am able to help them with whatever they may be struggling with.