21st June 2019 You will not get many people who are more experienced than me, not more able to understand how varied people can be. Yet it still astounds me that there are people out there who get it into their head that they fancy a psychic reading (fancy , want but never NEED) and think they can go online and google it and find various websites like mine and then drop a line to the owner of the website saying something like
Hope you are well. I need a reading about my boyfriend John, he went off with another woman again and he is always cheating on me. His date of birth is xxxxx and mine is xxxxxx and I need to know what is going to happen. Will he come back? Will he dump this other woman? blah blah blah.
They know there is an email reading page on the site and they know all of the other clients use it.
But they avoid it because it means paying..
They think if they drop me a "POLITE" line going on about it then somehow they can avoid paying altogether.
Which is the same as saying that my website does not cost me a fortune each week, my three ladies who come in and sort out all of the bookings etc will work for free, and I am happy to work all day every day for free too. Really?
Let me tell you something. I am now in my sixties. I love to help people and have been working as a clairvoyant psychic and tarot reader, therapist and relationship expert - full time, for many years. I gave up a much better and safer job - financially - to do this instead. I have made a lot of sacrifices to work as a full time professional psychic. I have studied and developed and trained for a long time to be an expert at i ching, rune stones, crystal ball , tarot and all of the rest. Because I want to really help people.
But I do not get some sort of windfall every week - £3000 or so - which would cover the cost of the website office and staff, and that would be even if I were (silly enough) to work for free.
If people knew I did some free readings it would not be long before I get more and more people writing for them. The only way I would have time to do them is to cancel my dates with my boyfriend, yes even though I am in my sixties I date and have a boyfriend, shame on me, my family, my friends, my outings, my social life. I would have to forget about walking my dogs, forget about all of the normal things like sitting and watching a film on the tv, because I would be so snowed under with requests to do free readings I would not have a second for anything else.
This would mean I have no life and am forever exhausted and worn out.
It would also mean that people would take me for granted. Because I know from hearing from other psychics clairvoyants and mediums that if you do freebies those people expect to be able to come back to you over and over again for more freebies. Where they would save up to consult you again when they can afford it there would be nothing to stop them wanting another one tomorrow, because it is all easy and free, they would maybe ask for two the same day! They would totally take up your time and monopolise you.
I once knew a little old lady who did free readings. She was a lovely lady and meant well but rather naive and gullible. She soon had everyone in the area turning up on her doorstep for freebies whenever it suited them. She was scared to go out in case she missed someone and disappointed them. She never took her dogs out for a walk because of that and because she was too busy with readings. She never had time to clean her house or bake herself a cake. She never had time to ring her sister for a long chat or sit and do a crossword book or watch a film in peace from start to finish, she belonged to everyone, and nobody did a thing for her in return. Not one bought her a box of chocolates or a bunch of flowers or offered to walk her dogs or offer to clean her house to show they were not just taking all of the time.
And if you think about this logically and follow that through it would get to the stage where women come over to chat about their miserable marriage or their nasty boyfriend or their lack of a love life and she would say yes same here. I am miserable too.I have no life. I do not even know what sex or a love life is. I am always too busy doing readings to have a normal life! How would she be able to understand how a wife feels if she argues with her husband if she is on her own all day and the only time she is with someone is when someone turns up for a free reading? She would no longer have any relationships or understand relationships!
The crunch came when this poor lady was taken to hospital with kidney problems. None of these people who were forever eager to go to her for free psychic clairvoyant readings bothered to come to the hospital, feed her dogs, tidy up for her or come over to help her when she returned. And this lady who had liked and trusted people realised what a waste of time that all was and stopped doing readings.
Most do what I did and decide that the only way it works and is fair is to charge for readings. I only started charging originally because otherwise the phone was ringing off the hook and people were forever turning up on the doorstep all hours expecting to just walk in and exhaust me for hours and walk out again.
I don't charge because I am short of money, I charge to cover my expenses of running this business, and to cover my time and the exhaustion that can come from doing clairvoyant psychic and medium readings.. I don't want to be doing readings 24 7, I need to relax and have fun and go out and do normal things too, and if I did not charge I would be getting far too many asking for my help. It would mean I have to do nothing but this and have no time for anything else,which would be ridiculous. It would also mean that I have to find a way to raise a lot of money to pay for the website and staff and office out of nothing.
In fact you should be very wary of so called psychics clairvoyants and mediums who charge because they are short of money, they are usually the fakes and charlatans who are only in it in the hope of getting money and have no sympathy or care for others whatsoever.
The other day I had to go and see my consultant doctor about something. She is a caring person. Like me she is qualified and experienced and works full time. And guess what - she charged me. She charged me the full price. I did not get a discount because I am a clairvoyant psychic and medium or because I am also a caring people person. And she charges about five times what I charge and did not help me very much at all. But that is how life works. I then choose whether to see her again. If you cannot afford something or you think it is not worth the price go elsewhere or leave it.
Beth Shepherd psychic medium