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The 7 Most Popular Genres of Voiceover (and What they Pay)

Did you know there are 11 main genres of voiceover? And that doesn’t include the sub genres under each of those. You may be familiar with TV commercials and radio ads, but you may not be familiar with the other genres of voiceover that Voice Actors get paid to work on every day. Today I want to help you understand the 7 most popular genres of voiceover and what Voice Actors can possibly get paid* for each one. 1. TV Broadcast TV commercials or ads that are broadcast include loc…

Tips for Successful Live Directed Voiceover Sessions with Clients

One of the most stressful aspects of voice acting, in my opinion, are live directed sessions. It seems that no matter how many sessions I have under my belt, I always get a little stage fright before a session. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what it is about live sessions that put me on edge, and even with a lot of theatre experience and improv training, it’s the feeling of performing and the idea that ‘all eyes are on you.’ As an artist, and a Voi…

The Pros and Cons of Pay-to-Play Voice Over Websites

In the voiceover world, there are a lot of opinions floating around when it comes to Pay to Play (P2P) sites. But why? And what (if any) value do they provide for running a voiceover business? First, let’s talk about what a P2P site is. A Pay to Pay (P2P) site is exactly what it sounds like - a site where voice talent pay a membership (monthly or annually) to have access to a marketplace of auditions. A few of the most common P2P sites for voiceover are Voices.com, Voice123…

5 Essential Tools You Need to Build a Voiceover Business

When it comes to building a voiceover business, there are so many different tools out in the world (and on the Internet). But you really only need about five of them to get started. Everyone everywhere has an opinion on what you need to begin your career as a Voice Actor and how much money you need to spend to be considered a professional in this industry, but I’ve come to learn that most of that information is outdated and not helpful. So here’s my list of the five essen…

How to Run a Successful Voiceover Business in Modern-Day

Do you remember when you were a kid and you heard adults talk about ‘the way it used to be’ or even ‘how things are done now?’ That’s because the world is constantly shifting and evolving and it’s the same for how we do business. After this year is FINALLY over, we’ll be left with the residue that comes out of such a time, and some of what’s leftover may feel odd or strange while some of it may feel motivating or energizing. When we tal…

Tips for Mastering Any Audition (a Voice Actor’s Guide)

Auditioning is stressful. There’s no getting around it. But that doesn’t mean auditioning is bad! Auditioning presents us actors with the type of stress that’s actually kind of good for us - it’s an invitation to think about the copy we’re presented more deeply to deliver a product that’s more effective. While it would be wonderful to be hired for every single project we audition for, that’s just not realistic. So when auditioning, we each call …

How to Run a Fully Remote Voice Over Business

Working remotely has become synonymous with Zoom meetings and wearing pajamas. While this year has been wild in terms of life and work for people across the globe, I’m fortunate to have been working fully remotely for over a year as a voice actor. Voiceover started as a side hustle for me - something I enjoyed doing in my spare time. After some pretty decent success, I decided to pursue voiceover a little more intentionally. After about six months of working on my remote voiceove…

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