If you have massage qualifications to be a massage therapist, you should consider going self-employed. There is no need to share your wages with others since you can have it all to yourself. Working in the spa, the hotel of a fitness club can be quite comfortable because you know that you will always have the clients. However, having a full-time job might limit your opportunities. If you start working for yourself, you will be able to create your own schedule, choose your clients and workplace. More than that, your income will also increase.
A lot of people are afraid to start working for themselves because they think they won’t have enough resources at the beginning or won’t be able to find their patients. It’s time to debunk myths! Here is a beginner’s guide to becoming a self-employed massage therapist:
Invest In Your Start-up:
You can’t give people massages on the bed. That’s why you need to invest in a portable massage table so that you will be able to work at any place you like. Also, you will need to buy some towels, creams, and massage oils. If you want to create an unforgettable atmosphere for your patients, you can also buy some aroma candles and portable speakers that you can connect to your phone. Rent your own massage place only after you have a list of regular clients.
Set Up A Price:
As a self-employed massage therapist, you need to set a price for service on your own. To do so, research the local market, check how much other therapists make per hour and calculate your costs (towels, oils, car fuel,etc.). Also, you can gather feedback on your price – ask your friends and family members what they think about your pricing list.