No appointment needed: Inside the billion dollar business of online psychics

The marketplace is overflowing, the websites are rubbish, but business is booming. Idealog takes a look into the big money industry of psychic readings in the digital age.

In 2015, one could be forgiven for thinking that psychics – the sideshow staple, heavy with portent and faux gold jewellery – may have gone the way of the cobbler, a quaint relic of a bygone area, an anachronism in this cynical age.

Think again. Psychic business is a booming multi-billion dollar industry boasting 2.2% growth year on year and with a customer base ready and willing to cough up real money for the supernatural goods.

For an industry that still calls to mind gypsy caravans, black cats and bored Victorian housewives, tech-savvy psychics are, in fact, alive and well in 2015 and have taken to the internet in their silk-draped droves.

Keep reading at Idealog


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