Voice acting jobs are taking the work-from-home market by storm, and there is a lot of proof for that. Voice-over acting is about using voice for characters or other product ads. Voice-over acting can be used for many areas like cartoon movies, advertisements, book narration, announcements, etc. So the diversity of the overall voiceover talent is HUGE. According to the leading company in voice-over jobs, the number of voice-over roles for females rose by 24%. This study shows that there is an increasing demand for women in this industry. Talk about girl power!
If you have a golden voice, you can make somewhere between $56 and $72 per hour.
The essential components of a voice-over studio are:
A microphone is required to capture the sound of the talent’s voice. The quality of your microphone will have a large impact on the overall quality of your recordings.
The talent needs to be able to hear the material, so headphones are essential.
The talent shouldn’t physically handle the mic. When the mic stays in a fixed position on a mic stand, your recordings will be more consistent and even sounding.
A shock mount suspends the microphone and helps reduce unwanted vibrations and rumbling.
5.Pop filters: Sometimes mics pick up too much of the plosive and sibilant sounds that the mouth makes. A pop filter is a screen that diffuses these sounds.
6.Acoustic Treatment: Being able to hear the ambience of a room can be very distracting in a voice-over, so it must be controlled if you aim to achieve professional results.
How much can I make?
Voice actors get paid on a per-project or per-job basis. Your earnings as a voice actor range from $100 for a 15-second recording, $250 for a 30 or 60 second commercial to about $3000 per audiobook.
COMPANIES TO WORK FOR:
Fiverr is one of the best websites for those who have products and/or services to sell. This includes writing, web design, photography, Voice services, and anything else that you’re willing to offer.
Here’s how to get started:
1. Sign up for free at Fiverr*com.
2. Complete your profile and create your first gig by adding a title and description.
3. You start by offering $5 services and work your way up.
4. Promote your Fiverr gig to your social media accounts and wait for orders to come in.
5. Complete order(s), deliver the voiceover file, and you’re done!
6. Rinse and repeat.
Being an industry leader in voice-over jobs, Voices.com is quite popular with voice-over job seekers. This is a vast resource to find voice-over gigs. You need to create an account online with basic information, and once you find a potential client, you can send in your audition.
This is another voice-over platform that hires experienced voice-over artists. It has over 28,000 voice-over actors listed on its portal, and it constantly matches the right artists to the right projects.
This company is one of the leading voice-over marketplaces, where over 250,000 jobs have been posted. This marketplace works by matching client projects to the talent. The clients can choose the actors or just post projects in the pool. You simply need to create a profile online with all your details. It also has a paid membership that costs $395/year. Though paid subscription has its benefits, you can get started with a free option.
The Voice Realm is another freelance platform that has over 5,000 registered voice-over artists. You need to fill out the online form with all the details and submit it along with a demo.
There are many websites like Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr where you can find freelance voice over jobs. Though these websites are not exclusively for voiceover acting, they could be a great place to start if you are just getting started with voice acting.
Good luck, from Godstrong.