I don’t talk about collectives much because I have seen so few of them. BUT I think we are seeing some major sea changes in our profession that could make this more feasible. It requires maturity, commitment, and a heapin’ helpin’ of frequent communication. But it’s worth considering.
Are you considering changing up your massage practice given what covid has done to all of us? Maybe going from working for someone else to working for yourself?
Or vice-versa: tired of running a practice by yourself, have you thought about working for someone else?
But how do you compare your earning potential in different settings? Well, you could read chapter 7 where I lay out the factors in great detail….
How many income streams do you have, even within your massage life? It can be smart to have income from more than once source.
Private practice + corporate massage.
IC in a group practice + your own outcall clients.
Work in a gym + teach at a local massage school
Employee of a franchise + CE provider
The benefit is that if one income stream gets dammed up your other stream can still be free-flowing.
When my car was stolen that stopped up my ability to do outcalls for 2 weeks. But my in-home practice was fine.
Like everyone else my hands-on work was stopped short by covid but I was still able to write and create online courses from home.
Where can you bring a little fresh water into your income infrastructure?