Charis Félice runs Healing Tarot providing tarot readings from Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Introduce your shop
My name is Charis Félice and HealingTarot is my Etsy webshop. I graduated in 2005 as a Multimedia Designer and in 2014 I graduated as Bachelor of Design on the Art Academy here in The Netherlands. I call myself a consciousness artist because raising consciousness in society is a theme in my art. I have different art projects. With my project HealingTarot.Net I focus on the inner world of human beings.
If you don't know yet what tarot readings do: Tarot readings can give you more overview on your situation to give you more clarity. So if you feel stuck in your business or love relationship HealingTarot can give insights on what is blocking you. The readings of HealingTarot are not so much focused on predictions but on personal development and growth so you can move forward.
Simply said: I read the pictures on tarot cards and after that I write emails to my customers. I also write readings down in PDF's (with an artwork) that you can use as wall art with an uplifting message that will touch you.
When did you turn your craft into a business?
In October 2015 I opened the HealingTarot Etsy shop and 2016 I began to sell my tarot readings on Etsy. Etsy was the first place I earned money with my tarot readings.
How did you come up with a name for your store?
I am totally fascinated by healing and so to help people to overcome feeling stuck in their situation with my tarot readings. It happens often that the cards give refreshing and helpful insights for the customer.
How did you start selling on Etsy?
I love the fact that Etsy is a community. There is a lot of knowledge to find for beginning entrepreneurs. Etsy is a fun way to start as a beginning entrepreneur. My first sales where through connecting with other Etsians.
Do you talk to your customers? Do you run your website or blog, social media?
Sure! I do offer free weekly readings on my blog. Anyone can follow me on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. I find it important what my customers like to see so I am open to messages on social media and comments on the website HealingTarot.Net.
What’s your most favorite product?
My YouTube video readings are really fun to do because I do them in one time without editing. This is a challenge but at the same time I love to do it because it makes the tarot reading pretty sharp and focused. Customers love it as well because a video reading feels more personal and body language than in a tarot reading by email for example. A video reading has a lot of value as well as live tarot readings through Skype.
What are your future goals?
I would love to develop my PDF wall art tarot readings since I am an artist. I also love to draw a tarot deck. There are so many things I love to do in the future with this project, but first I need to finish the free tarot course and put it online :)!
What’s your process from an idea to a finished product?
When I receive an order on Etsy, my customers have most of the time a specific question that is attached as a note. After I read the customers question I focus on their question and write down what I feel during the reading and connect this with the tarot reading. If a customer ordered a tarot reading through Skype I do the reading live at that moment. This is also the case with a video reading.
Where and when do you find yourself most creatively inspired?
Ideas do always pop up in my head spontaneously. There is no clear correlation when they pop up exactly.