When you’re starting a business, it’s important to keep costs low. If you’re a Reiki practitioner who is looking to start a Reiki business, a mobile practice can help you save money while you build up your clientele.
Coming up with a space for a Reiki practice can be challenging. Some Reiki practitioners use their homes, but others don’t necessarily want a broad range of clients to enter their personal space. You might not want the energy that you work with professionally to enter your living quarters.
If you rent a space instead, there is overhead that you must think about such as rent, utilities, cleaning fees and furniture. If you don’t have a lot of clients, those expenses can drain your business bank account and keep you from growing.
One way to avoid those costs, particularly if your clientele is still small, is to travel to your clients. To do this, you’ll need a portable massage table and you’ll simply set up shop in your clients’ homes. Some businesses may be open to hiring Reiki practitioners to work with their employees at retreats or as a benefit. In that case, again, you’ll simply take your massage table to the workplace.
There is also a hidden tax advantage. As a sole proprietor, you can write off the mileage you accrue while working. So keep track of your travels and at the end of the tax year, you might be surprised by the difference that it can make.
Starting a mobile Reiki business is also a good way to make your business stand out from other Reiki businesses. For people who don’t want to go out of their homes — or people who can’t go out of their homes, such as the elderly or those who are sick — your business could be viewed as a Godsend.