If any of you asked me about voice over jobs for beginners a few weeks back, I would have known NOTHING. I would have stared blankly at you wondering if this could really be a LEGIT work from home option.
But, over the course of time, I have learned a lot about becoming a voice-over artist, looking for voice over jobs for beginners and boost your voice acting career online.
Did I feel there were WAY TOO MANY “voices” in there or they actually were? Anyway!
The question today is – how can you become a voice over online artist? But before that, we have a few things to know about voice over artist jobs from home.
#4 What are the types of Voice Acting or voice over jobs?
Radio and TV commercials – Radios and TV provide a large chunk of voice over jobs. Usually, you get 15, 30 or a 60-second spot and they do not take a lot of time to record. However, commercials require you to understand the copy and give it a relatable character.
Educational E-learning – Any voice over jobs in this category require you to teach a subject you aren’t familiar with. Though it can be a challenge, the more you do it and the better you will get at it. You are generally required to deliver in a manner which keeps the audience interested over the period of time.
Audio Books – This is one of the most interesting types of voice over jobs. Audiobooks can take weeks to create and are a great source of constant income. Audiobooks could also be kids storybooks, self-help, romance, fiction etc and the style of voice depends on the subject matter.
Phone Prompts are used to keep your customers entertained when they are put on hold. Businesses uses these to assist callers in finding the right person to speak with. These announcements (when on hold) generally promote services and products provided by the company. All you need is a friendly conversational tone!
Besides that, you will also find voice over artist jobs for beginners in these niches
- dubbed foreign language films
- animation shorts or films
- tv programs
- radio or audio dramas
- video games
- live events
- awards shows
- toys and games
- vehicle and transportation
- phone message and IVR
- training / e-learning
#5 What skills do I need for voice over jobs for beginners?
Neither do you need a college degree, nor do you need an academy award for acting skills! However, you do require to work on two important skills –
- Ability to Voice Act – You are providing voice over for a character. It is becomes crucial that you understand who is speaking, who is your character speaking to and the emotions your character is experiencing. It is important to be able to interpret the script and give it character.
- Basic technical skills – You don’t have to be a coder! All you need to know is working with emails and simple audio recording software.
#6 What do you require to run a voice over artist business from home?
- A quiet place where you can do the recordings. This place should be away from any noise from the outside
- A good quality microphone in order to record
- A mic stand – Sometimes it becomes uncomfortable to hold your microphone and record the whole time. A mic stand makes it easier for you. However, you can invest in a good mic stand once you start getting better at voice over jobs
- Pop filters are put in front of the mic to reduce the noise (especially the “S” and “P” sounds) and transmit the sound evenly.
- A computer or a laptop
- Fast internet connection
- Audio software (like Audacity) to record, edit, and save your audio.
#7 How Much are Voice Actors Paid, especially voice over online artists? How much can you get paid for voice over work?
Like every other work from home option, rates vary based on experience and the job itself. That said, you can expect to make anywhere between $100 – 300 per minute of the audio.
Besides this, Julie Eickhoff has a great course on learning voice over jobs chops. She has been working from home doing voice overs since 2011. She has narrated and produced around 100 audiobooks and is an Audible Approved Producer.
She has worked on a variety of projects including eLearning training modules, web videos, movie theater ads, radio ads, television ads, telephone surveys, corporate videos and has worked with a variety of advertising agencies, production houses and project managers. Her voice has been used by Samsung, Best Western, GE, ING, Prentice Hall, Pearson Learning, Nextiva and Goodwill of the Great Plains.
#11 What you learn in this voice over training online by Julie Eickhoff?
To give you a brief, it includes
Module 1: Choosing and Preparing a Place to Record
Module 2: Recording Equipment [She says, these equipment are extremely inexpensive and recording software is covered by the course]
Module 3: Skills [this includes using microphone, mics along with warming up and protecting your voice. She also covers reading and interpretation of the script]
Module 4: Where to Find Work and how to create demos
Module 5: Running Your Business [We discuss business entities, record keeping, your company name and logo, websites, talent agents and how you get paid]
Module 6: Doing the work and rates
Module 7: Free Voice Review! You receive scripts to record and Julie will give you personalized feedback on your delivery, script reading and interpretation skills and also give you descriptors of your voice. It’s like a free coaching session!
PLUS, You’ll be invited to her Facebook Group! A great community where you can ask questions, share accomplishments, ask for feedback on demos and learn about audition opportunities.
If you are interested in this course, Julie also has a FREE voice over training course which you can access here.
#12 Is this voice over training course for you?
It has the potential to replace your full-time income. You can also do it part-time.
There you go. Everything you need to know about voice over jobs from home.
If you have any questions about voice over jobs from home, comment below and let me know
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