They see the soaring potential for achievement and well as the dark potential for self-destruction.
And, they provide a needed service.
So, shifting career paths from practicing law to doing psychic readings can be a natural process.
As for compensation, entry-level salary for an employee of a psychic firm or independent contractor can begin at $40,000. Then, it can increase to $100,000 or more. Here is a backgrounder on that.
At well-known psychic shop - Angelica of the Angels - in Salem, Massachusetts, 30 minutes in-person or by phone with "celebrity" reader Reverend Barbara costs $70. For a lesser brandname the fee is $60. That means that hourly gross earnings can be $140.
Not quite what superlawyers David Boies or Charles Harder bill but that could provide a well-paid living, along with the satisfaction of helping others. In addition, as in all professions, those who know how to build a brand, can pull in far more than that. And have a long waiting list.
So what does it take to become a psychic?
Actually, unlike practicing law, licensing is not required. Anyone can put up a website and start doing readings. Also there are a variety of approaches. Those range from intuitive (being in touch with spirit or the forces of the universe) to using such tools as tarot cards and crystals.
Usually those with the "gift," know that they have that blessing - or curse - from an early age. Because it is scary knowing what could happen and seeing into the darkness, they might have ignored it or tried to shut it down. However, eventually they accept this mystical side of themselves. And begin doing readings for part or all of their livings.
That could start out with being a contract worker for a business such as MeetYourPsychic.com. The compensation will be significantly less than at Angelica of the Angels. But lawyers in transition can gain confidence and smooth mastery of how they guide their clients. Just key in on Google "psychic readings - being hired."
You will need to fill out an application. Also have a landline phone. Some employers such as MeetYourPsychic.com will, like "American Idol," require an audition. For that one, there will be a list of about four concerns of a potential client. Through a phone line you will provide insight into the past, present, and future. The service recommends you be detailed and operate within timelines.
Since many psychics work for multiple services, you have plenty of opportunity to make process on the learning curve. Schedules are flexible. For example, the psychics on Psychic Interactive indicate when they are on-duty. What's usual, when traffic is slow at one site, is to turn off the on-duty sign there and notify another service of availability.
If you are a talented marketer, there is no limit on how you can establish an ecosystem for your enterprise. As with Disney and Barbie, that could include merchandise, licensing, videos, special events such as conferences, and fan clubs.
In coaching psychics focused on building brands, I have found that the big-time success results from:
Creating a niche. No, you don't want to be a generalist. Instead, you need to specialize in, for example, relationships. Or creating abundance.
Introducing the mystical. At Angelica of the Angels, the late wizard George would communicate with Spirit when giving a reading. The mystical could also take the form of special attire such as a robe or special setting based on the paranormal.
Mixing empathy with an action plan. Yes, the job market is difficult for the new college graduate but it's necessary to take X, Y, and Z steps. Since that involves follow-up, the client could be with the psychic long term, maybe for life.
Leveraging social media. As with so many lines of work, this one is glutted. It is imperative to differentiate. Through a well-done website, blog, Facebook, LinkedIn Updates, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, the reader establishes the unique presence. That, in itself, becomes a pull force.
Publishing a book. Yes, in professional services, that's still the price of entry. For self-publishing a respected vendor is iUniverse.com.
The good news for lawyers considering multiple forms of income or an exit ramp out of what they are doing now is that this option can be tried out on a confidential basis, in a stealth mode.
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