How to Create a Great Voices Profile
Note: If you have a Voices guest profile, some of these tips may not apply to you, as some features are only available to paying members. If you’re interested in upgrading your Voices membership, it’s simple and easy!
Filling out Your Voices Profile
If you want to get started on the right foot in your voice acting career, filling out your profile on Voices is an important step. After all, the more accurate your profile information is, the more easily clients can find you when they search the site.
Here are eight tips to help you make the most of your Voices profile, so it is professional and attractive to clients who are looking to hire.
1. Make Sure Your Voices Profile is 100% Complete
If your profile is only 85% complete and you think that’s pretty good, you should know why it’s so important to get your profile as close to 100% as you can. If you’re not sure how to find this information, it’s easy! Just head over to your account page and check out your profile score.
A complete profile is important because your profile pairs you with jobs. Specifically:
- VoiceMatch helps send auditions to you based on how well your profile matches the job posting, so you get the opportunities you’re best suited for (and not, for example, the jobs requiring German talent, if you don’t speak German).
- There are 10 different categories of criteria that VoiceMatch looks for. In addition, the client sees auditions ranked by VoiceMatch score – not just audition order!
- Clients will use the Voices search feature to find a voice actor with a specific sound, or who speaks a certain language, etc. So, it’s important for your profile to be fully filled out to include all of your attributes and skills. This will better your chances of being found. Be sure to add your accents and languages to your demos.
2. Write Your Description in the Third Person
Doing this ensures that your profile reads more like a biography. It comes across as more professional and is easier for clients to understand.
3. Be Strategic With The Words You Choose in Your Bio and Demo Descriptions
Think of every section on your profile as an opportunity for a client to find you. This means it’s smart to do things like name-drop clients you’ve worked with, and use adjectives in your bio and demo description. Demo descriptions are often overlooked, but if you aren’t properly tagging your demos, then you’re missing out! These are fields that are included when clients search.
4. Indicate the Geographic Zone Where You are Physically Located
Even though Voices provides you the opportunity to find work from clients around the world, it’s still important to let people know your location, as sometimes clients hire based on that information. This could be for accent or dialect reasons, time zone considerations, or because they want to work with a talent in a local studio. But don’t worry, your home address isn’t required! Letting clients know where you are by citing the nearest metropolis is enough to help them when it comes to their project requirements.
5. Make Sure You Have an Updated Profile Photo
While this is a hot topic in voice-over, having an up-to-date profile photo increases your chances of clients clicking on your profile (and possibly hiring you) over a logo alone. Having a photo of yourself is more personal, and it’s a great idea to have an awesome photo to help others promote you online.
6. Include Testimonials Related to Your Past Work
Regardless if your previous clients came through Voices or not, it’s beneficial to make sure that prospective clients know that other companies have worked with you and that you have experience. As you start to accumulate more and more recognizable brands as past or current clients, make sure to update this too!
7. Keep Your Profile Up to Date with Changes
If you invest in new equipment, move, have new demos, work with a cool new client, or get fresh headshots done – make sure you let everyone know by including it in your profile!
8. Highlight Your Other Strengths
In addition to being a talented voice-over artist, it’s likely that you have some other amazing skills as well. For instance, you may offer copywriting, full production, or even translation. Don’t take these skills for granted or assume that they don’t relate to your voice over career. Clients appreciate when talent can offer additional services and they will pay a premium for the ease of keeping everything in one place.
If you want your clients on Voices to know what you can do, make sure to fill out the service description aspect of your profile. Here are some common additional services that professional voice actors may add to their profile, as a way to demonstrate that they can add extra value to potential clients:
- Full production
- Level of customer service (limited number of free edits, etc.)
- Do you do directed sessions?
- Do you have Source-Connect, ISDN, or ipDTL?
Ideally, when you are chosen for a job, the client knows exactly what you bring to the table; that way you are able to charge your full value.
Make The Most of Your Profile
Your Voices profile can be an integral part of your marketing strategy; if you haven’t filled it out in full, you could be missing out! Now is the time to fill out any missing information, optimize your descriptions, including your extra skills and make the most of this piece of your marketing strategy.
Hi I have been trying to upload my demo through the voice recorder on my phone it does not allow me , what can i do. Thank you
Thanks for reading our blog! You can find helpful tips on uploading your demo in this article https://www.voices.com/blog/video-add-demos-voice-actor-profile/
I have a good voice and personality according to others.
Hello my name is Tukahirwa Tiara from Uganda in Africa. I can do the best voice acting if am tried out. Please your reply waits
Thanks for your comment! One way to begin your voice acting career is by signing up for a Voices talent account. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to fill out your profile, get access to our vast job board of voice over casting calls, and post your demo.
Feel free to check out our Talent Help page, and never hesitate to send us an email with any questions at [email protected].
If you’re still in need of some tips on cutting your teeth in the industry, our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting and our YouTube channel are both helpful resources.
Best of luck,
If I get a job as a voice actor.. will it able to do using an android phones?
That’s a good question. There are a number of mobile apps for android that will allow you to record good quality voice over. However, for the majority of job postings listed on our platform, the client will expect to receive top-notch quality voice over recorded using a professional microphone. It’s best to be honest and upfront about the equipment you’ll be using to record, because if you’re the perfect voice for a particular project, the client may be alright with receiving a recording from an android phone. It all depends on the job.
I’d suggest taking a look at this chapter in our Professional’s Guide to Voice Acting for more details on android mic attachments and recording using a mobile phone.
I hope that helps!
I have been a street performer for ove 20 yrs
I’ve Been told hundreds of times that I should seek a radio voice career I’m on fixed income and have absolutely no spare funds. But people constantly say I should be doing radio please help me .
Thanks for reaching out. The best way to begin is by creating a Voices talent account. We have a few different membership options, including our Guest Membership, which is free. Once you’ve created your account, you can list Radio as the category of voice over work that you would most like to pursue.
We also have a number of free resources that you can access to brush up on your voice over skills! Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting and the Tools and Resources section on the Voices blog.
Wishing you the best as you embark on your voice over career,
hi.. how do i get paid? im from egypt btw
When you complete a job, our payment protective service, SurePay, ensures that you are compensated for your work. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact [email protected].
Awesome. I I had submitted all that. So I look forward to working in the community.
Great and excellent
I’m cut out to do voice overs. I believe I can make a decent living at this.
You can start auditioning for voice over work by signing up for a Voices account at: https://www.voices.com/signup
Hola me ha servido tener estos consejos, sería bueno poder tener ejemplos de que poner en los formularios para uno tener más noción de como hacerlo, como el perfil de tercera persona por ejemplo
Hola Jose, aquí hay algunos recursos para construir una mejor cartera: https://www.voices.com/blog/how-to-maximize-your-talent-profile-and-portfolio-samples/
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i noticed the content initally stated it was free to apply but then in the next paragraph there is noted to be a 499.00 fee what does this fee entail for work thru your company?
Yes there are different membership levels available to you as a Voices talent. The free membership—called a guest account—gives you a Voices profile and the opportunity to be invited to private jobs by clients searching for a specific set of skills. If your demos sound like the right fit to the client, then they can invite you to audition for their job!
The other membership levels—called Premium and Platinum memberships—come with added benefits such as being able to see job listings that you can audition for without having to wait for a client to invite you! There are many benefits to each membership type and choosing one very much depends on what is best for your situation. Take a look through the membership types here to see how they differ and how upgrading can help you pursue a freelance career in voice over, audio production, music, or singing!
Thank You Team ,
Yes i have gone through the profile check and as for now i think i am 100%.
But thanks all the same , and i will keep loading demos regularly.
I’m brand “spanking” new to this field and career so I’m not sure what my strengths and weaknesses are exactly or how I can promote myself! There’s a TON I need to learn first! Any Directional help would be appreciated!
You’re in the right place. You’ll get a solid foundation by working through our Beginners Guide. It covers everything you need to know as a beginner quite extensively. Take a read through there and let us know if you have any questions!
Hi I have been trying to upload my demo through the voice recorder on my phone it does not allow me , what can i do. Thank you.
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Please reach out to our support team by emailing [email protected] and a team member will help you.