November 30, 2016
In the realms of careers, money often wins out the argument between doing what you’re passionate about and doing what’s going to make you good money. The thing is, too many people end up working jobs they dislike just so that they can live a comfortable life in the realm of finances, but if that’s affecting your happiness level because you’re spending all of your time doing something you’re not passionate about, that’s a problem.
There has to be a better way to live, right? Well, you can do anything. If you’re passionate about something, work hard until you figure out how to make good money doing that thing. Capitalism exists for that reason. You can succeed at anything you put your mind to. If you’re looking into being a massage therapist, specifically, here are 3 ways to make amazing money doing exactly that:
Get A Broad Education
Aside from acquiring the technical things you’ll need for your job, like massage tables and lotions, if you want to make great money as a massage therapist, you’ve got to get a broad education. Study every aspect of massage that you possibly can. Since you’re in the service industry, the more that you know about massage and the body, the better off you’ll be because you’ll be able to fit the needs and desires of your clients. Once you’ve acquired a wide knowledge-base, you can specialize, but in the beginning, learn as much as you can.
Offer Delivery Services
As a massage therapist, you can have a space that you rent or own to keep your practice, but if you really want to make good money, offer delivery services. Sometimes people don’t want to go somewhere to get a massage, they prefer to be in the comfort of their own homes. If you capitalize on this, and you figure out the right amount of money to charge for an in-home or on-site massage, you’ll be able to take in a lot of money for what you do.
Practice Your Sales Skills
You can go one of several ways as a massage therapist. You can work in a salon of sorts and just rent out your skill set to whatever company it is your work for, or you can go solo and open up your own enterprise. The latter is often a better option because you can take in 100% of your revenue.
To do this, you’re going to have to practice your sales skills. Know how to bring in clientele, be willing to network and mingle with new people, and know how to market and upsell your products for a greater cash flow. Do bundles on services, or while you’re giving a massage, ask if your client would like to partake of one of your other services. In the moment, they might be less likely to say no.