After absolutely STUMBLING my way into the Voice Over industry, what I’ve always wanted to do is help beginners in this industry avoid that struggle and establish a solid foundation. When I started, as is the case for many people, I had no clear direction and was led astray by multiple sources with bad advice and preyed upon by “coaches” and “companies” that wanted to take advantage of my ignorance. When I finally got on my way, I had almost thrown away a year of my time and wasted some resources on mostly unhelpful things. However, though I found my way, I realized the entry into this VO business was steep. You needed coaching, training, equipment, software and so much more. What you notice quickly is seemingly all the “required” VO information and the “good” coaches are locked behind premium prices (close to $200/hr for most trusted coaches) and extremely long waiting lists. read more…
In my quest to help newer voice talent get established, on top of posting blogs with specific, actionable advice, I want to create a medium that you can directly communicate with me through. At the moment, I will be using an email address you can send questions to (firstname.lastname@example.org) and creating a Discord Community where you can private message me or use the open format within the server to ask questions for everyone to see and learn from. Because I experienced what it was like to try to figure out how to establish myself in this industry all by myself, taking endless classes, buying MANY expensive coaching sessions, getting fed conflicting information from other voice talent and just all in all being extremely inefficient with my time and money, I want to help you avoid all of that. Below are some of the ways I want to do that: read more…
- First things first, air out all the questions regarding this business to ensure this is something you realistically want to do. Look into the different genres, the investment requirements, the oodles of learning and training, the day-to-day responsibilities, and any other business-related question, then confirm this is something you want to attack head on.
- Can you handle the stress and pressure of being your own boss, controlling all the different aspects of a business in a service/performance industry that requires the very best out of everything you do?
Finding a pro-level coach is probably one of the biggest decisions of your career. A coach will help separate you from the crowd. SO, it is VERY important you pick one who will not waste your time and your money, and who will actually teach you skills that will move you to a level beyond your competitors.
- First things first: You need to work with a coach THAT FITS YOUR STYLE to teach you and carry you into the Demo-Making Process.