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Published On: Thu, Mar 20th, 2014

Psychics and Mediums: Five Changes That Could Make The Industry More Viable

The days of Dionne Warrick are gone. But, the psychic industry is not. Today, people go to see psychics, or call into psychic hotlines to get advice about current problems they’re having or to get a glimpse into the future. Psychics promise, but many do not deliver. Here’s a few things that could help the industry survive during a time when many people struggle just to make ends meet.

Zoltar Speaks from the movie BigUse Real Names

Phony names are pretty common, but they really shouldn’t be. Your mechanic’s name isn’t “Starlight” or “Dreamweaver.” You also don’t see psychics with names like John67480. Those are obviously fictitious names, but many psychics still use gimmicks like this to hide their true identity. The question is, what are they hiding. When you lie or conceal your true identity, it shows that you have something to hide. That’s the opposite of a transparent business.

With the exception of the music and movie industries, you don’t see professionals using fictitious names. They use their real names. Clients are calling in for advice about their life and their future. The least they could get is an honest answer about who it is they’re doing business with.

Don’t Charge By The Minute

Charging by the minute used to be a more common practice. While many psychics have moved away from this model, there are still many who still use this pricing scheme – and it’s expensive. Most hotlines get $2.99 to $5.99 per minute. That’s roughly $180, and $360 per hour, respectively. Even a good financial professional can often be had for much less than this – and that’s probably what most of the people calling in need, if they’re paying these prices.

Use Real Testimonials

Before a customer gets a psychic reading from TheCircle website for example, it would be nice to read a few testimonials. But, testimonials that are out there these days can be a bit sketchy. We want people to believe that we are worthwhile, yet so many organizations and individuals still use either fake testimonials or testimonials without last names.

There’s a sense that anonymity and privacy needs to be maintained, and that’s reasonable. But, at the same time, if a psychic is worth his weight in gold, he needs to have clients willing to step forward and provide their full name. Otherwise, if he can’t, he should not be publishing testimonials.

Don’t Use Phony Costumes

The general public already looks down on psychics. The costumes don’t help out at all. While it’s not as common as it used to be, there are still some psychics out there who dress up in fancy clothing – as though they were gypsies. In reality, all they’re doing are tarot readings. They don’t really have a firm grasp of the rituals of gypsies, they’re not decedents of Roma/Romanian people, and they aren’t interested in learning any of the traditional practices.

There are times when it’s appropriate to dress this way, of course. Like a martial artist who wears a gi during practice, but the person is a real martial artist. Unless psychics are professionally trained, and understand the reason for the clothes, they should not be worn.

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Clara Green is interested in current events, and likes to share what is on people’s minds. You can find her fascinating articles on various websites and blogs.

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  1. Darth Vader's Psychic Hotline - Behind the Scenes & Bloopers | True Predictions says:

    […] Psychics and Mediums: Five Changes That Could Make The Industry More Viable The days of Dionne Warrick are gone. But, the psychic industry is not. Today, people go to see psychics, or call into psychic hotlines to get advice about current problems they're having or to get a glimpse into the future. Psychics promise, but many … Read more on The Global Dispatch […]

    • April Ashbrook says:

      I don’t promise predictions in my readings as a certified psychic. It’s like using Free Will against someone. We don’t control clients.
      I respect testimonials. Best place I have them is on Thumbtack.
      Love your article!!

  2. Voyance et médiums : Cinq changements qui pourraient rendre l’industrie plus Viable | Clairvoyante says:

    […] Utilisation réelle témoignages devant qu’un client obtient une voyance de site Web TheCircle par exemple, il serait bien de lire quelques témoignages. Mais, les témoignages qui sont là-bas ces jours peuvent être un peu louche. Nous voulons que les gens à croire que nous valent la peine, tout autant les organisations et les individus en utilisant soit des fausses témoignages ou des témoignages sans noms de famille. Theres un sentiment que l’anonymat et la confidentialité doit être maintenue, et c’est raisonnable. Mais, en même temps, si une voyante vaut son pesant d’or, il a besoin d’avoir des clients prêts à avancer et à indiquer leur nom complet. Dans le cas contraire, si il ne peux pas, il ne devrait pas publier témoignages. Costumes bidon n’utilisation que grand public déjà regarde vers le bas sur les médiums. Les costumes ne dépannent à tous.Pour la version originale, y compris les images supplémentaires ou une vidéo, visitez http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/psychics-and-mediums-five-changes-that-could-make-the-industry-more… […]

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