When developing a Reiki practice, there are some essentials to keep in mind. After all, you’re about to put yourself on a new life venture, one that requires discipline and stability. Before doing so, ask yourself if you can afford to do Reiki full time. Is this possible? Oftentimes, when people start out giving Reiki, they do it for free. The practice is seen as more important than the money. The more practice someone receives, the better at it she or he becomes. Volunteering is an integral part for start-up Reiki practitioners. Many times, they begin their careers at hospices, clinics for the ill, nursing homes, local hospitals, etc.
When practicing, you should purchase a table for bodywork; for example, what massage therapists use. A table is essential to professionalism in your practice and making your clients feel relaxed. It may cost a bit of money upfront, but think of it as an investment for your business. Another investment would be purchasing liability insurance. Liability insurance is essential if you have clients coming into your home office or business space. Imagine if one trips and falls? Home insurance will not pay for that. Therefore, liability insurance is an absolute must.
Expensive forms of networking are unnecessary. Trying to put out newspaper, radio, and TV ads are extremely costly. Word of mouth is the best advertisement in the community, especially if you are connected with the holistic community, such as those who are involved in yoga, meditation, holistic medicine, massage, etc. It’s not enough to have business cards these days either. Have a professional website as well, where potential clients can see your services and fees upfront. Offer free Reiki sessions or ask for small donations to gain clients. Once you start making money, you can venture into larger forms of advertising. When you have a roster of clients, schedule appointments in the days you work on your practice. Write down the name of clients and set an intention for each one. As a Reiki healer, make sure you’re honest with yourself. Reiki often does not perform healing miracles; instead it intends to relax people and balance their chakras. If you set an intention for having realistic goals for clients, it will help you with your practice.
Beginning a new business venture is exciting yet scary. Reiki is a difficult business to break into, but once you have the essentials, practice, and knowhow, you can be successful. Thus, if you’d like to develop your Reiki business’s website, please contact us at Qhealer. We’ve had years of expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), social media, content creation, and management of websites, especially in regard to top search results in Google. Please contact us at 617-816-2969 or use our contact form.