Way back when, during the 2020 “lockdown” – you know, that part of the COVID pandemic when we were all stuck inside our homes for a few months? – I started a new project. Well, truth be told, I began that project in 2015, but at that time, I didn’t know how it would ultimately take shape!
If someone had given me a few tips back in 2020, things would have progressed much quicker, so I am sharing these 3 Tips for Starting a Metaphysical Business with you today to help YOU get off to the right start when it comes to a new business in the healing space.
This is a partnered post on behalf of GSJJ, but all opinions are my own.
3 Tips for Starting a Metaphysical Business
It began with me getting into energy healing and wearing crystals in 2015, and resulted in my becoming a certified Reiki healer, and opening an eBay store selling metaphysical products by the middle of 2021.
I even went so far as to register as an LLC, design a logo and setting up a table a local farmer’s market before I ended up taking a full time day job last summer and setting it all on the backburner for a while. I enjoyed the experience of working the farmer’s market and knew that I would incorporate that into my business strategy going forward.
As I was laid off in 2022, I returned my attention to my lifestyle blog and my metaphysical business, Our Sunny Lives. As I mentioned, I even went so far as to design a logo and began selling items!
I have an eBay store that I began promoting on Instagram, but I haven’t began doing very much with it…UNTIL NOW!
Now that Angeline and Jameson have moved into their new home, and I am in between day jobs for the time being, I have been thinking more and more about what I want to do for work. While I am still working on the blog more often than not, the travel industry really isn’t what it used to be. The travel blogging industry has all but died in wake of social media influencers on Instagram and Tik Tok.
Fortunately, I have over a decade of experience in social media marketing due to my lifestyle blog, and after working with PR for so long, I’ve learned a thing or two about marketing not only a product, but a brand!
I have figured out 3 Tips for Starting a Metaphysical Business and I am happy to share them with you today!
3 Tips for Starting a Metaphysical Business
1. Create a social media marketing plan for your metaphysical business
People don’t go to blogs for travel advice like they used to, and I really can’t blame the advertising industry for taking their marketing budgets to where the consumers are.
I have spent the last year more focused on formulating a social media strategy and use my blog to supplement that presence and provide more in-depth reading material. This is exactly what will help my metaphysical business thrive.
Step 1: Set up social media accounts using the same account name for each account. i.e. My @OurSunnyLives works on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
Step 2: Begin by filling your social media channels with catchy content that you can promote, and cross promote using established social media accounts. Ask friends and family to help by sharing your promotional content to introduce you to their followers!
Step 3: Begin sharing the products you are selling online through social media. My first sales were a result of sharing my handmade, Reiki-charged bracelets on Instagram and Facebook, then a few “spell jars.”
Make sure that you choose a brand name that is unique and CATCHY! So many people have moved towards energy healing and embracing the metaphysical over the last year or two due to us all being stuck at home watching social media while the world spiraled out of control…
Make sure that your brand name and logo are easily recognizable. I paid about $35 for a custom-made logo through Fiverr in 2020, and I love it!
Decide if you want to provide in person services or solely products and services for sale online
When I decided to open my eBay store, it was absolutely a business strategy based on my experience as a blogger. I began with a Shopify and Etsy store, but I soon realized that I was working to drive traffic to those stores, yet I wasn’t seeing results.
So I opened an eBay store instead – did you know that your eBay listings show up in Google search engine results? Now I have two audiences: existing eBay shoppers and folks who are Googling certain products and phrases.
I decided on a 3-prong approach: I offer products for sale in my eBay store, I will set up tables at farmer’s markets and also offer Reiki healing services in-person.
I will be setting up tables at local farmer’s markets in the near future, as the kinds of things I sell in my shop are pretty varied and unique! It is also a great way to get customers for my in-person healing services, as they begin to ask questions about different crystals and candles and then the conversations evolve from there!
What works for you? Do you have time to attend local trade shows, farmer’s markets, and the like? You may even want to try to sell your wares to local metaphysical shops.
Use High Quality Products and promotional materials to advertise your metaphysical business
Now that you have your “storefront” set up, it’s time to think about marketing. Regardless of whether you have a physical store, an online store, or are merely offering services and no products, it’s so fun to hand out something with your branding on it that others can get excited about.
I have also found that it helps lend more credibility to your new business when you have something physical to hand to potential customers.
They have everything that you could possibly need to help promote your business – or even just for a special occasion like a family reunion or girl’s trip!
I am using GSJJ’s sister site, customsticker.com to create labels for my shipping packages, as well as to hand out as promotional materials.
Imagine how cute these custom stickers will look on thermoses and coolers this summer!
The entire process of creating customer sticks for my Our Sunny Lives project was very easy and I am so excited to see the end result!
CustomSticker offers custom stickers in all sorts of shapes, sizes and materials. CustomSticker.com provides a free sticker template as well as design services.
All you have to do is submit your order and tell them to move forward with your idea, and they will create a sticker for you!
The stickers printed by CustomSticker are made from materials that are high quality and advanced full-color technology with no minimum orders and wholesale services are even available.
Their custom stickers include options like bumper stickers, sticker sheets and even vinyl lettering!
I used CustomSticker.com’s free template and used my existing logo to begin the process, then added my Instagram to direct people where to go to find out more about the business; there is also a link to my eBay store so that they can shop.
GSJJ products are also great for souvenirs, decoration, giveaways, awards, gifts, DIY, activities, and anything else you can think of!
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customsticker.com offers custom-made stickers, of course, but they also offer labels, buttons, magnets and wall decals!
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