5 Websites Every Voice Over Should Bookmark

The Internet has a wealth of information for your voice over business. You should bookmark websites that are geared to the voice over industry because it changes just as often as many other industries do. The following websites should be a good start, as you get deeper into the voice over business world.

Golden Throat Weekly

Golden Throat Weekly has been a personal favorite for quite some time now. They have the latest news about the industry and helpful tips for even voice overs who have been in the industry for decades. Take a look at their website and you’ll be hooked.

Voice Over Xtra

This website features marketing advice for voice overs. Much of the marketing information is how to improve your brand awareness online, so it’s good for those of you wanting to increase your visibility in this way. There’s also information about your home studio, how to set your prices, and more. Browse around it and you’ll likely find some tips you can use.

Voice Over Herald

As previously mentioned, the voice over industry is changing. You need to keep up on the advancements, and this website is great for doing that. It compiles the latest news, so you can stay up to date.

The Voice Over Insider

This website combines news and advice. You’ll be able to learn from voice overs with decades of experience, and keep up with the latest changes in the industry. It’s a fun website that’s updated regularly, so visit it often.

Voice Over Times

When you’re looking for entertainment having to do with the voice over business, Voice Over Times is great. You’ll get to read what others are doing in the industry. You’ll also be able to read about other news that might be of interest to you.

You now have five websites to add to your list of bookmarks. You can visit these sites every day, weekly, or just bi-weekly. As you read the articles, you’ll probably find other websites that are worthy of a bookmark. If so, come back and share your favorite sites. It’s always good to find valuable information about the voice over industry that everyone can appreciate.

Of course, bookmark my blog. Each week, I publish a new post to help you if you’re in the voice over business. Some of the posts are geared to our consumers, but they will help you in showing you how to market your business. In any case, you’ll be able to get the tips you need to start and grow your business.

Top 5 Things that May Hurt your Voice-Over Business

Have you just recently put up your own voice-over business? Do you have trouble attracting the right prospects for your voice-over services? Or do you find establishing yourself as a stable online voice artist difficult?

If it seems like your voice over business can’t take off in the right direction, you may be doing a few things wrong. Here is a list of 5 things that may be hurting your chances at audio narration success:

You don’t take care of your voice or your clients. 

While voice talent is just one factor in your success, it is still the most important factor.  Thus, you need to be able to take care of your voice at all times.  Avoid things that may cause dry mouth, mucus formation, and hoarse throat.  When you take care of your voice you also take care of your clients who are, after all, paying for your voice acting services.

You allow distractions to take over. 

You may not notice it at once, but little distractions can affect your audio recording performance. Thus, regardless of the problems you have outside of work, you need to focus on your voice-overs wholeheartedly. As a voice artist, you have to be totally involved in what you are doing. Otherwise, you’ll end up with half-baked performances that fail to establish your spot in the competitive voice-over market. 

You don’t update your website. 

Have you recently changed your e-mail address or contact numbers? Have you decided to expand your voice acting services to include commercial voice-overs?   Is your website well- ranked in popular search engines? When you don’t update your website, you are missing out on a lot of opportunities out there.

You forget to take care of business matters. 

Your voice-over business should be a legitimate business. Thus, you have to get the right permits and pay the right taxes. Clients will want to transact with legally-operating entities especially on the web. This way, your audio recording company will be a legitimate, responsible business that your clients can rely on.

You don’t network with the right people.

If you think your voice-over business is not moving in the way you’d want it to go,  you may       want to expand your contacts and participate in offline events. Surely, the Internet is a great   way to network and earn more contacts. But getting involved in actual events such as meetings, conferences and seminars with fellow voice artists can help establish your presence in your chosen profession. These events can also serve as opportunities for you to get in touch with people or organizations that may need your voice over services now or in the future.

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