A common question that people who want to become Feng Shui consultants ask is how much Feng Shui consultants charge.
Some Feng Shui teachers recommend that a Feng Shui consultant charge the same amount that architects get paid by the hour. Run a search to find out how much architects are being paid by the hour in your area, and that will give you an idea of how much to charge.
In the USA this fee can vary from $60 to $200 per hour, depending on where you live. It follows that if you live in a small town in the USA you would probably be OK starting with an hourly fee of $60, but if you live in New Your city or Los Angeles, you would need to charge about $200 per hour.
In the USA, many consultants charge $144 per hour. You may ask, why don’t they charge a nice round amount, such as $150? Well, 1+4+4 = 9 and 9 being the number of power, many consultants want to charge an amount where the numbers add up to 9. (In China, a Feng Shui consultant would never charge an amount that included the number 4 in it, because the word for “4” sounds very much like the word for “death.”)
Some consultants have a sliding scale of fees, so they can be affordable for all people. In a way, their wealthy clients help them provide services to their less affluent ones. The most common way to do this is by square footage. I find this is not a good way to charge sliding fees, because a 4 bedroom home in Misssissippi would be much cheaper than a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan! A better way to do this is to charge a percentage of the market value of the house (how much the home would sell for in the current market). 0.1% of the market value of the home is usually a good number for a 2-hour consultation. For example, you would charge $100 for a $100,000 home, but $600 for a $600,000 home. However, most Feng Shui Consultations need more than one visit (I recommend 3) and you should not spend more than 2 hours with a client per visit.
Very famous consultants, working for “the wealthiest 1%” may charge from $3600 to tens of thousands of dollars per consultation.
Back to reality.
Most Feng Shui Consultants will not become famous enough or know enough people in the “1% crowd” to be able to sustain a Feng Shui business with those high fees.
I charged $50 to my first Feng Shui client (in the year 2000) which consisted of a floor plan analysis. For a long time I used a sliding scale based on the market value of the home.
These days, I no longer do consultations on site. All my consultations are done long distance. You can see details about my home consultations and the fees I charge here.
The Feng Shui Consultant Training for Homes (Earth Level) includes (in addition to the video course) the Feng Shui consultation of the student’s home and the guided Feng Shui consultation of their first client. It’s $2,700 per student for the training, including the two consultations, but if you joined my Facebook group you can get it for $1,800, and you can see that this is a steal of a deal.
A very reasonable expectation for you is to charge between $180 and $360 per client, when you are getting started.
Do you have what it takes? (Homework)
Take pen and paper and make a list of all the jobs you have had, and right next to each, write the amount you were paid by the hour. (If you earned a yearly salary, divide that amount by 2080 to get the approximate by-the-hour amount)
How do your potential Feng Shui earnings by the hour compare?
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