Welcome to the fifth episode of my YouTube series, Ask Erin Pavlina. Each week I’m posting a new video that answers a question submitted by one of my readers. Please share with your friends who you think might be interested in this topic. Feel free to submit a question of your own. Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single episode.
This week’s question comes from Traci. The question is:
“How can I become a professional medium?”
And the answer is…
Here is a transcription of the video:
Hello and welcome to another episode of “Ask Erin Pavlina.” Today’s question comes from Tracy. She writes, “What is the best guidance you could give to someone who is wanting to pursue a career in mediumship, but is unsure about taking that leap of faith and leaving a stable income?”
Well, Tracy, and to everyone else who is considering becoming a medium or a psychic for a living, here’s the answer. First of all, mediumship is the ability to connect with deceased relatives and friends on the other side. Most mediums are psychics, but not all psychics are mediums. It takes a little bit of extra training and effort to be able to connect with a deceased relative. But the advice that I want to give is the same whether you want to be a medium or a professional intuitive.
So, why do you have to leave a stable income in order to take a leap of faith and become a medium? You really don’t. Keep your income where it is, keep your job, keep your source of steady income while you practice and learn the art of mediumship or being psychic. What you really want to do is practice. You want to practice until you get to the point where you’re very comfortable doing readings and where you’re very comfortable asking for money for this service and begin to build your clientele.
When I was first starting out as a professional intuitive I did free readings as practice for about 60 to 70 people before I ever decided I was ready to begin charging for the service. Even after that I still did free readings often as practice and hone my skills and get better. I was doing all this while I was still running my other businesses. When I got to the point where my intuitive business was making a lot more money on the side than my other businesses were, I let go of the businesses I was running and began doing the intuitive work full-time.
So there’s no need to take a big leap. Start now. Practice. Get good at it. Do readings for people for free to get practice and when you’re in very high demand and when you know you’re very good and when you trust your ability, that’s the time to segue out of your job and move into your mediumship practice. Good question.