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Five “Must Haves” on Your Voice Over Invoices

July 25, 2013 by

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Part of being a professional voice actor is being professional in how you conduct your business. It really is a package deal. You can’t have one without the other. How you conduct your business is going to directly impact how much business you enjoy. One of the foundational pieces of any business, including your voice […]

Keep it Simple & Save Your Sanity

May 16, 2013 by

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Have you ever worked on a script that initially seemed really simple to do but turned out to be way more complicated than you ever imagined? It may have seemed simple for a number of reasons. Maybe it was short, well written or was the type of read you normally excel at. Then you get […]

The delicate necessary business skill of making people angry

November 12, 2012 by

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This is a post for all voice over talent, who remain deathly afraid to ask to be paid upfront. Working online, regardless of your business, requires the delicate necessary business skill of making people angry. But you have to do it the right way. The theory goes is that “if you are making someone angry, […]

Those funny things we do when starting out in voice overs

July 25, 2012 by

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Working at Voice123, we see and hear lots of interesting things. Every so often, something happens that reminds us very much of what happened when first struck with the bug of wanting to do voice overs. Sure…we read lots of online content from those stating the business is saturated, and giving reasons why, and it […]

How any commute helps sense of urgency in copy reading

July 18, 2012 by

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The Voice123 staff has listened to over 3 million auditions and screened 100,000 uploaded demos in the past 5 years. One would think that the ears will become wooden after all that time, but during this time period we have come to learn “what gets work” and “what does not”. Is it arrogant to say […]

Online etiquette that leads to loss of voice over work

July 10, 2012 by

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Before you read this, I want to thank the Voice123 talent involved, who helped inspire this post. There is a great deal to be learned from the emails I am sent, in which I am asked for personal help. Comparing that to voice seeker emails sent to me about what it is like to work […]

Updated Voice123 training video on how to get voice over work

June 30, 2012 by

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Every week, we take an hour to show voice talent how to get work using the Voice123. After the changes we have done to Voice123 in recent months involving: Not resetting stats Removing a software policy that did not invite 7% of voice talent We saw it was time to update the video. We cannot […]