Behind the Fortune Tellers Tent: A Complete Business Guide to Fortune Telling at Parties and Events


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Fortune Telling: Using one’s tools, skills and intuition to help others examine their present circumstances, or “fortune”, what brought them to it, and what their options might be going forward.

Doing this professionally can take many forms from offering reading for small private parties, all the way to making a full time business offering Fortune Telling at corporate events, fairs, festival, and many other types of events. It is enjoyable and lucrative work, if you are prepared for it.

Yet, there is very little in the way of “how to” information to guide someone in the various aspects of setting up a formal business in this field. This book offers a comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial covering every aspect of the process. It draws on years of experience, working hundreds of events and giving thousands of readings , to help you learn how to make money and be successful as a professional Fortune Teller. The extensive information in this book includes:

What Professional Fortune Telling entails
Creating an effective business name
Registering as a legal business entity
Website design considerations
Your Tax ID, banking, and payment processor
Deciding which type of events best suit you
Guidance on how to price your services
Marketing and Advertising
Designing promotional materials
Contracts and Insurance
Assembling the tools of the trade
Working with themed events
Costuming, decor and booth design
Developing and managing clients
Managing event bookings
Getting in “The Zone”
Professional etiquette
Dealing with challenging people
Self-care, safety, and sanitation

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Author Jay DeForest is a Professional Fortune Teller. He works all types of events from private house parties with a few guests, to corporate events with hundreds of guests. He owns and operates a company with a large team of readers, working events throughout the year. Jay is the co-creator of the <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Living Magick Learning Card Series</a>, and Co-Director of the <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Northwest Tarot Symposium</a>. His is also a Professional Development Consultant for people creating a business as a professional reader. He can be reached through our <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Contact Page</a>.