I confess: I'm a little let down by all my former regular clients. When I decided to take the plunge and "go rogue" to open my own place, I told all of my regulars and they all encouraged me and made it seem like they were going to follow me to my new place of business, but now it's 8 months later and all I'm hearing are crickets. Part of what made me strike out on my own is the impression I got from most of them that I would continue to have them as clients, and, therefore, have a steady stream of income.
I confess: I'm an amazing massage therapist, but I have no idea how to get new clients. I've tried a few things but they don't seem to be working. If I continue without seeing new clients (and retaining them as regulars) my business is going to fail. I love being a massage therapist, but the thought of having to find a place to work and essentially being the low man on the totem pole and having a shit schedule not only scares me, but makes me really angry.