Keep your day job. And, unless you’ve got money saved up for advertising expenses and a lot of time to devote to marketing, don’t expect to be rich–or very busy–during your first year as a massage therapist. If you’re fortunate enough to get hired at a spa, or a place that has a lot of people coming in and requesting massage, don’t overbook yourself. You may burn out in a short time or injure yourself. Also, you’ll still have to prove yourself to clients who’ve had massages before and know what to expect. Be confident, continue your education and stick with it. You will succeed.