I made a quick video on why I think you should make content for your voice-over business.
To me, creating content and sending it out in the world, via social media, is like investing.
When you create a blog post, video, podcast, etc, you create something that will last and has the potential to grow your business. Unless you take it down, it never goes away.
Many people are worried about creating content for voice-over because they don't know what they should say or they don't know how to format things.
As of right now, there are millions and millions of videos, articles, and podcasts explaining this very topic and for good reason.
This is the age we live in. If you are not putting out content in some form, either about your journey or about your thoughts or research on another business, you are missing a monumental opportunity.
Check out the video and I hope you enjoy it!
So, what exactly is a voice actor rate card anyway? A VO rate card is simply a chart, document, graph, etc. that outlines monetary prices to work with you and to license your work.
Why is it important?
How is a rate card formatted (Simple example)
A. Rates determined by length of the script:
B. Broadcast Rates and Sizes Online
How do you price your rate card?
3 ways to do it:
Do you post it?
Setting up a phone patch for direction in your vocal booth for voice-over is easier than ever. There are five different ways I recommend setting this up without spending any money.
** The critical thing to remember is that you do not have to pay for this.
Free Method #1: Use your phone
Free Method #2: Zoom
Editing breaths in my voice overs used to plague me all the time. I literally would spend hours taking out breaths because I thought they sounded horrible and made the voice over seem amateurish.
But I quickly realized that it wasn't the breaths I needed to be paying attention to, but the type of voice over I was doing.
Let me explain ... Was I narrating an audiobook or doing a car commercial?
Both are voice overs but have a defined style of narration. There are always exceptions to the rule, but one (audiobook) should have breaths and one (car commercial) should not.
As I grew as a practitioner of audio, I learned how to differentiate between the two.
So ... there are times, especially during long form narration, elearning, conversational reads in longer form, etc. that should have breaths. It is natural to breath while talking and will actually sound quite odd if excluded.
But, shorter spots, quick reads, commercials, etc. should...