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Wilbraham, MA
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Profile of xanatos
Just wondering what other palm readers (and readers of other types of media- tarot, runes, etc), are charging for their services.

I've discovered that after some long term study of many books on the subject, helped by some languaging from the CR arena, I've become quite good and am developing a good rep at palm reading. I'd like to hear from other readers about appropriate charging, mainly doing restaurants and private parties.


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New York
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I’ts very personal.

A good reference for me is the cost of a haircut, for example. That gives you an idea how how much that kind of client is wiling to pay for a service.

But the thing that most work for me is just ask the clients to payme whatever they thing my reading worth. Is a powerful premise, an elegant way to claim self confidence without make a claim about how accurated you are.

I have been using that for long, but this option is also on Brad Henderson’s “The Dance”.
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Wilbraham, MA
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Ah, The Dance. Yes, I also read that, an excellent book. The other book I've recently read ( and need to re-read due to the volume and density of useful info) is Full Facts of Cold Reading by Ian Rowland.

I have found that most readers who are doing private parties are getting $500.00 a night or more. That's the kind of work I'm looking for, and I believe I will get, if the testimonials I am getting are any indication.

I am just building my career as a wizard at this time, and I'm carefully feeling my way along with regards to charging for various services I perform. For people I know well, just the warmth of their company and a good meal, perhaps some wine, is sufficient. For those who hire me solely on my well spoken merits, however, I feel I should be getting a significant token.

Still looking to hear from the working pros out there...

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Profile of sgrossberg
Xanatos - I hope this helps. I am in Southern California. I charge a minimum of $500 for a private party. For that amount, the client receives palm/tarot reading, parlour/close-up effects and a short hypnosis routine. If I am also asked to MC an event, as well, the price goes up according to location and time.
For a simple close-up magic shows, I know some professionals who are charging $350 an hour if there is not much travel involved.
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I've just started doing quick, fun readings.

I do 5 minutes of numerology, 5 minutes of palm reading and 5 minutes of tarot reading (a 3 card reading...1 card for the past, 1 for the present and 1 for the future).

I charge $25 Aussie dollars for these 15 minute readings (that's about $20 US) and they're very popular. By charging a lower price, it becames an impulse purchase.

I like these short, fun, happy readings. I don't think I could ever do long, serious readings.
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