Dear aspiring Voiceover Talent: This is a business that requires you to be self-starter. Get good at it, learn all you can, and then you must build your business. Some resources to get you started, from this very generous VO community!
When I was 17 years old, I made a vow that I would never work a Monday-Friday 9-to-5 job. It made sense at the time. I’d just finished ten weeks doing just that in Manhattan, the summer before college, to earn tuition money. It had seemed like a great opportunity, assisting in the publicity department […]
Listen, oh newbies, and you shall hear of the way things were for the (…um…) voiceketeer… (ooh! reserving that domain name right now!) Whether you’re just starting your career as a voice talent, or have been at it for a few years, you’ve probably heard from some more seasoned talents that “the voiceover ?business has […]
What? Didn’t meet all your monthly voiceover goals? Look at what you did get done -both on the checklist and off it. Transfer those “un-done” tasks to the next month – and celebrate what happened instead.
Want to begin or expand your career in Voice Overs? You will hear this question, I guarantee it: “But there is so much competition. Why even bother?” Yep. That nay-sayer (even if it’s your own inner thoughts) is quite correct. Sorry, but it’s true…..well, at least the first half of the sentence is. How to […]
When you hear an ad on the radio, do you change the station, or do you listen and evaluate? Believable or fake? Interesting use of technique? The talent’s voice quality, emotional choice, use or pitch? Unusual accent or character? If you listen actively, and – even better – if you then imitate what you heard […]
You must invest in your voice over business to keep it alive, to help it grow, to help you grow – as artist, businessperson, a skilled talent in all the forms that this ever-changing business requires. Voice Over Virtual is a great investment.
When I created my Voice-Over website with the amazing folks at Artist Upgrade, we wrestled with the age-old question (well, for voice talents, anyway): “Just” a Voice Talent, or? More? I opted for the latter. Yes, I am a full-time voice talent. My VO clients are my highest work priority. If you book me, the […]
Maybe that used to be the way, in the “olden days” of voice-over, which now means, maybe, a few months ago. Things are changing fast, and will continue to. Still, a great agent (which means a good match for you, and your skills), can help you get access to opportunities you might never have seen […]
Running a voice-over business is not for sissies. Nor is it for dreamers who don’t take steps toward the dream. We know we can’t just rest on our laurels…but at times, we do need to enjoy the fruits of our labors.