In less complicated times the local clairvoyant medium was well-known in the community, and clients were mostly referred to her by word-of-mouth. You knew who you were dealing with when you visited her at home for a reading. But times have changed.
Today there are countless modern psychic services to choose from online. Finding a genuine psychic website that offers a reputable spiritual service can be extremely daunting. I have worked for quite a few of these sites over the years and it is my recommendation that you look for a web service that meets the following criteria.
Carefully Selected Psychics
Go for quality not quantity. Avoid services that allow psychics to merely register and join their ranks freely. A reliable and truly professional psychic website will typically have a short list of available psychics that is simple and straightforward. This is usually a clear indication that they are selective about whom they hire, and that they don't just take on board each and every person who claims to be gifted.
Avoid sites where any willing individual can become an online psychic advisor within minutes, simply by completing a quick sign up form, uploading a photo and immediately getting to work. It is very easy to assess this. Before you spend money at the site, find their employment information or sign up section, and see what is required of psychics to join their team.
Check that they have a hiring policy and that they do in fact screen and interview their psychics, before they are let loose on the unsuspecting public. If becoming one of their representatives is easier than getting a free email account, you might want to consider looking elsewhere.
Psychics Tested & Verified
Do you even know who you are talking to in that psychic chat room? I have known of sites where so-called psychics pretended to be male when they are actually female, young when they are middle-aged, and so forth. Check their hiring policies and procedures. Do they verify the identities of the people working on their site? Have they been interviewed? Are their psychics tested for their abilities, before they are allowed to go online?
Steer clear of sites where there are countless psychics who don't show their face. If a person does not want to reveal their true identity, they probably do have something to hide. Why would you want to talk to an anonymous stranger, whose profile features a picture of a crystal ball, a unicorn or a tarot card, and let them guide you in your most intimate life decisions?
Reliable Customer Service
Ensure that the customer service department for the psychic website you select actually consists of real people; human beings who are friendly, professional, honest and available to assist you. Before you join a site, send them an email with a couple of questions. Ask them about their credentials, their refund policy and their hiring process. You will be surprised at the lack of response or support you will receive from some of these sites.
Good psychic websites will also offer opportunities for customer feedback, or some kind of rating or review system. If they do, read some of their customer comments. It will give you a good idea of the kind of people who use this site and the standard of the psychic services offered. Some sites even offer additional benefits to their loyal members, like free monthly horoscopes, free psychic readings and newsletters.
Professional & User-friendly Design
Don’t get me wrong, websites do not have to be expensive and high-tech. Some of the leading sites are often down-to-earth, minimal and unpretentious. Some psychics prefer to work on their own and not for a large online company, and their sites will often reflect this. Therefore you will sometimes find that some of the better psychics online have smaller, more affordable and less fancy websites or blogs. Do not judge a book by its cover.
But if a psychic site has to use extreme window-dressing to get your attention, they probably have very little substance to offer. I suggest you avoid those migraine-inducing creations that feature flashing, colorful headlines in multiple fonts, animated capital letters and exclamation marks all over the place. True professionals will do there utmost to ensure that their website looks as professional and intriguing as possible, even if they have to do it themselves by more affordable means. And using a spellchecker costs nothing.
Beware of sites that charge ridiculous fees, or are so cheap that you wonder how on earth they manage to make a living? Professional psychics charge respectable fees, but they are also not trying to get rich quickly. In fact, most trustworthy, reputable psychics I personally know often have very ordinary and simple, even frugal lifestyles.
I am not saying that a professional psychic should not be wealthy or prosperous, but the truth of the matter is that most of them are in fact everything but rich. I believe this may be due to the fact that they do it for the love of their work, a sincere calling, and not just for the money.
© 2010 Anthon St Maarten