That certainly is the question.
I’m frequently asked by my clients things like “Is this tip enough?” or “How much should I tip you?” Starting out as a new therapist I was a little flustered on how to answer this question. But eventually I came up with the response I was looking for.
“While a cash tip is always appreciated, it is never expected. I work for myself and set my rates accordingly. The best way to show your appreciation is to tell your friends, family, co-workers, etc about me. Word of mouth is my best form of advertising and nothing makes me feel better than when a client recommends me to someone else.”
Please don’t get me wrong, I truly do appreciate any cash tips that I receive. But I will most likely just spend it on coffee or sweet tea 🙂 A referral allows me to grow my business and pay you back at the same time! Did you know that I offer a referral program? Anyone referred by a current client receives $10 off their first massage and you receive $10 off your next appointment! All you need to do is ask me for a couple of referral cards at your next appointment.
I appreciate each and every one of you.