How important is your outcall business? Is it a priority or has it fallen by the wayside? This CAN be a booming business, but there are some guidelines to follow. In fact, I know several therapists who do nothing but mobile massages or straight outcalls, and they do very well with that. I started my business this way after I finished my schooling, but that was primarily because I didn’t have the finances to operate a brick and mortar business or even rent office space. Let’s talk about how to develop your outcall strategies for your business.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
Remember that outcalls are easier when you’re young and strong, but not sustainable as you get older The pros of an outcall business: no overhead expenses The cons of an outcall business: you have to carry your own table and supplies and take the time to set up and break down Tips for your outcall business: Try to schedule several clients at one location, business, resort, conference, etc. Keep your minimum hourly rate in mind so you don’t lose money Offer table and/or chair massages Make sure you have enough room to work (ask ahead of time about the space available) If your outcall business is on the side, then schedule it around your regular office hours and don’t let it interfere Ask questions upfront about set up and break down time and parking Set rules and expectations ahead of time so that no one is surprised Ask ahead of time about anyone with allergies Travel as light as possible (I take my table, sheepskin, sheets, bolster, towel, oils and lotions, business cards, water, and a way to accept cards for payment Set up an invoice ahead of time Be professional and have a great attitude Ask them about rebooking before you leave Follow up with a thank you card, especially if you’re dealing with a business or event Outcalls can be a great way to add to your practice or build your practice. Try some of these tips and see how they can work for you to game-change YOUR business!