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How to Find Voice Over Work Online in 2022

There has been a surge in demand for talented voice actors who can do voice over work remotely.

While the COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on in-studio recording sessions and forced movie shoots to shut down, the voice acting community was largely prepared to weather the storm and continue doing voice over work online.

With just a home studio setup and a talent profile on an audio marketplace like Voices, you can audition, record your voice, and complete voice over jobs from anywhere. 

Some real talk: The freelance professional lifestyle is often held up as an ideal. On the surface, being a freelancer appears to provide an amount of freedom and flexibility that others yearn for.

And while this is certainly true in many instances, what often goes unmentioned is that working the gig economy means spending far more time looking for employment than traditional employees might suspect.

Freelance Voice Over Work

Working as a freelance voice actor is akin to running a small business. Like any other entrepreneurial endeavor, it takes talent, time, dedication, grit, ingenuity, and a passion for lifelong learning.

This insider’s look at how the industry operates will guide you through the process of embarking on your career in the voice acting world. In this post, you’ll find answers to the following questions and more:

How Voice Actors Get Auditions

Because this profession is like running a small business, your typical voice actor’s hunt for auditions may take as much as one-quarter to one-third of their work time. This includes business-like activities such as:

  • sending out emails
  • attending networking events
  • creating demo reels
  • Maintaining a profile on marketplaces like Voices

All of these efforts are commonplace activities for freelance voice actors who primarily find their voice over work online. Online marketplaces are a critical component to getting auditions in voice over these days. At Voices, signing up for a guest account and filling out your profile to represent your skill sets is a great way to be found by clients who can then invite you to audition. Or, you can look at other membership levels that give casting calls to audition for gigs without first needing to be found and invited by the client.

Find more tips for understanding your voice over business’ marketing mix.

How to Get a Voice Over Job

Getting the audition is one thing, landing the gig is where a voice actor’s success lies! Here are eight tips that will help you get the job after finding the audition:

  1. Take a voice acting class
  2. Practice reading out loud
  3. Seek out pro-bono jobs to build your resume
  4. Network with other voice actors
  5. Practice proper breathing techniques
  6. Produce a voice over demo reel
  7. Create a Voices talent account
  8. Follow up and be persistent

1. Take a Voice Acting Class

Before you get too far ahead of yourself and buy studio equipment, get some training. When you’re exploring voice acting as a potential career, taking a class or two, or enrolling in voice over coaching can help you to determine whether voice acting is the right business for you.

Sometimes finding voice over work is a matter of experience and training. You can take control of this factor by deepening your training and industry relationships through online learning opportunities. Companies like The Voice Shop provide remote coaching services with industry experts such as Mike George and Steve Tardio. Their classes cover everything from the ‘Fundamentals of Voice Over’, Intermediate and Advanced Classes and even specialized classes about audiobooks, animation and more.

2. Practice Reading Out Loud

Read out loud often, so that you can really feel the copy, hear your voice, and play with the interpretation. Overcome any inhibitions by practicing your reading on a regular basis either on your own, with a teacher, family member or a trusted friend. Reading out loud also has many unexpected benefits, too.

3. Seek Out Pro Bono Gigs to Build Your Resume

Consider apprenticing under an established voice actor, or volunteering your talents for charities, nonprofit events, or student projects. As you are building your voice over portfolio, it is important to make the distinction between volunteer work and “giving your voice away for free”—your future colleagues will thank you.

4. Network With Other Voice Actors to Build Your Network

While coaching and training are a great place to start, don’t let your networking activities end there! Look for local Meetups, conferences, and online communities. Not only will you find kindred spirits and moral support, but you’ll also become part of a powerful referral network. When a fellow voice actor is presented with a job opportunity that they aren’t well-suited for, you can count on these peers to recommend other vocal talent in their network, including you, for said opportunities.

5. Practice Proper Breathing

Remember to breathe properly. This means being able to control your breath and shape it to create flowing phrases and energetic, articulate performances. Breathing deeply from your diaphragm, breath support, and proper placement can work miracles and keep you conditioned to deliver in top form, even through sickness.

6. Produce a Voice Over Demo

Making a voice over demo is a very personal, artistic, and technical process. You can go about this on your own, but it is advisable to consider the possibility of having a demo professionally produced for you. Your voice over demo can be your ticket to success, and often serves as the first impression of your voice that a prospective client will hear.

7. Create a Voices Talent Profile

When you’re ready to pursue voice over work, you’ll need to have a web presence and a steady source of auditions. Registering for a Voices talent account is an optimal way to get your name in front of clients, market your talent on a global scale, and most importantly, gain access to our vast job board full of amazing voice acting opportunities. 

8. Follow Up and Be Persistent

When you are pounding the pavement on your own, be sure to follow up with the prospects you have submitted your demos or marketing material to. Do everything you can to keep your name front of mind. You may not receive a response from every person you deliver your promotional materials to, but that shouldn’t deter you from marketing your services. When someone needs your voice, they will get in touch!

How Do I Make My Audition Stand Out?

If every voice actor is going through similar processes to find auditions, and many auditions are filling the client’s inbox, asking “how do I make my audition stand out” is a valid question! 

There are two primary ways to make your auditions stand out to clients:

Have next-level, totally awesome audio quality 

That means using an effective recording space free sounds like traffic going by outside, the upstairs neighbour’s laundry machine spin cycle, the air conditioning kicking on and off, and all the other sounds you don’t notice until you’re listening back and hear it underneath your audition read. 

It also means having some audio production skills to:

  • Have proper recording technique. The sign of high quality audio is audio that needs very little fixing in the post production stage.

  • Help you clean up your audio after you’ve recorded, if needed. The ability to control and mix multiple sources, remove lip smacks, plosives, sibilance, etc. is key to delivering an audition file with spectacular audio quality, on top of proper recording technique. There are so many ways to make the production process smoother, like through the use of presets in your DAW to help control your levels, plugins to assist with the audio clean up, and more. Check out those two links for the “how to” on audio quality. 

Our in-house Content Producer made this helpful video on training your ear to hear what needs to be edited out after recording.

2. Be an *Actor

Our community manager Andrew Zuber says, “It’s voice *Acting. Capital ‘A’ on the acting because successful voice actors invest in themselves and develop acting skills through practice and guidance and more practice.” 

You’ll stand out in auditions when you can take the creative brief and interpret it meaningfully. 

What does a client mean when they say, “We want a conversational read,” or, “We’re looking for a pre-teen voice age?” Being able to interpret a script and incorporate the characteristics the client has specified is a great way to stand out in auditions. 

Again, this skill of interpreting a script comes with practice, practice, and more practice. We have a bank of voice over sample scripts, all with unique descriptions built out, so you can try your hand at a variety of roles, styles, and voice ages. 

Once you’ve identified your wheel-house, stick to it. Which leads us to our next point.

Be Selective When Auditioning for Voice Over Jobs Online

No matter whether you’ve been in the voice acting business for a while or are just starting out, when you’re looking for voice over jobs online, it pays to know both where to look and what to look for.

For instance, when you’re reviewing a voice over job posting, you’ll notice that a variety of criteria are included,  including vocal requirements, artistic direction, and more. The key to determining whether this is the right job for you comes down to how well you know your own voice and your brand

Types of Online Voice Over Jobs

The global voice over industry is more vast than you may think. While you’re likely familiar with voice acting for video games or radio spots, there are a number of other industries that are ramping up their use of voice over, especially as a means of adapting to our increasingly digital media landscape. 

There have never been more voice over job opportunities for voice actors who work from home. And according to findings from our 2021 Trends Report, internet videos, eLearning, and animation voice over jobs have seen the most rapid increase over the past year. In fact, internet video jobs increased by almost 200% year-over-year in 2020.

Now, the 2022 Trends Report affirms the momentum remains. Over the 1100 clients surveyed, 1/3 of people said they hire a voice talent more than 50 times per year.

What to Look for in a Voice Over Job Posting

For the sake of being choosy and pursuing only the voice over gigs that suit your unique set of skills, you’ll want to double-check a few key specifications on the job form, including these six criteria:

  1. Language, accent and dialect
  2. Gender and voice age
  3. Category of work
  4. Deadline
  5. How the client needs the work delivered
  6. Pay rate

Language, Accent, and Dialect:

Be honest about the languages, accents, and dialects that you can fluently perform, because many clients can distinguish an authentic sound from one that’s not as polished. If you’ve received language training or dialect coaching, indicate your level of fluency or comfort with the required language when submitting your audition and proposal.

Gender and Voice Age:

Make sure that the job posting’s requirements reflect your voice and the roles you want to book. To protect your time spent on producing audition demos, and the client’s time reviewing audition demos, make sure you stick to the jobs that represent your vocal gender and voice age. Just as a client will hire a middle aged voice actor who can convincingly and naturally sound like a child (thinking Bart Simpson here), a client will hire the voice gender they need for a project as well, so long as it convincingly and naturally sounds like the gender they’ve specified in the job description. 

Category of work: 

The different categories of voice over projects can range from radio and television, to animation and audiobooks, and even includes podcasting, internet video, movie trailers, and more. We mentioned above that honing in on what types of jobs suit your vocal skills the best was a great way to use your auditioning time wisely! If you’re not a long-form audiobook narrator, consider leaving that one for the voice actors who have built their speciality in that area. 

Deadline: 

Consider when the client has set the audition deadline. If it’s not possible for you to audition in time, or you’re booked solid when the client needs the voice over recorded, you’ll need to pass on the opportunity. You don’t want to give the impression that you’re available when you aren’t, causing you to come across as being unreliable.

How the client needs the work delivered: 

Ensure that you’re able to deliver the file in a way that works for the client. This may include the audio file format, or even the prospect of taking part in a live directed recording session via ISDN, Source-Connect, or another connective technology.

Pay rate: 

This may be your deal maker (or breaker). Does the pay line up with the amount of work required? Look for a budget range and compare it with the amount of time it will take you to complete the work. Note that you can quote whatever you choose for any voice over job, but never settle for any rates that you feel aren’t in alignment with what you want to charge.

How to Submit Auditions for Voice Over Jobs Online

In this video our Content Producer, Randy Rektor, outlines 8 tips for submitting voice over auditions.

8 Tips to Submitting Great Auditions

Bring the energy 

Get right to it! Make sure that as soon as the client hits play, they hear your voice connecting with their audience, and no delays or silence in front.

Shorter auditions

When a script is supplied, it’s best not to read the whole thing in your audition. Read approximately 15 seconds or so, and then move on. Save your time, save your voice, keep your auditions short!

Bulk process auditions

A time saving tip, carve out a time of day or full day of the week to complete all of your auditions at once. And then, rest your voice while you keep the productivity train rolling— after the bulk auditioning comes the batch processing of your audio, and that is another great time saver as well. 

No slating 

Tieing into tip number one, get right to it! The job number, job title, and your name is all information the client can see right next to the play button. Let the job proposal cover that info for you so you can get right to bringing the client’s script to life.

More volume

We’ve seen time and time again that quiet auditions don’t book the gig. Our recommendation is to normalize your audio files to around -1dB.

No watermarking

This especially applies if you’re following our advice about shorter auditions! It’s just one of those things that isn’t necessary to add to your audio files when working with an online marketplace like Voices. If a client ever used your audition audio somewhere, we would go to bat for you!

No music

Adding music is a risk. The client already has an idea in their mind of what they want to hear behind the voice so adding music can distract the client from truly hearing your audition and could move onto the next voice actor. Focus on your vocal delivery instead. It will save you time from surfing stock music websites in your post production, too. 

Audio read = final project expectation

The client believes your audition audio quality and performance to be what the final project would also sound like. So invest the time to make sure your audio quality is as good as it can get and that your performance will be duplicatable after you’re hired!

Writing a Strong Proposal

Along with your audition, you should submit a cover letter—also commonly known as a proposal—which will inform the client why you believe you’re the best candidate for the job. It’s easy to dismiss this step because it doesn’t seem to have much to do with your voice. However, if you pause and recognize that the client can only see a few things when evaluating your submission—your audition, your quote, and your proposal—you’ll realize that it’s one of the three aspects up for consideration.

Learn how to write a clear and compelling proposal (and make use of proposal templates) to wow clients and communicate why you’re the right voice for the job.

Bonus Tip: Ask for the next gig and a referral.

After you’ve booked the job and delivered the final files, that’s the absolute best time to ask your client how you can be helpful to them in the future. Strike while the iron is hot!  If you sense that another job isn’t immediately available, at least ask for a referral to one of your client’s colleagues within the organization, by politely throwing out a suggestion like: “Is there anything else at your company that might benefit from my services? I’d welcome the introduction.”

Launch Your Career in the Voice Acting Industry

You’re now fully equipped with the essential knowledge to start landing voice over work online. Sign up for a Voices talent account, begin submitting auditions, and you’ll be well on your way to making it as a voice actor online. Happy recording!


Post was originally written by Stephanie Ciccarelli and published February, 2021.

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  • Avatar for Vandana Arleen Xavier
    Vandana Arleen Xavier
    June 7, 2019, 4:40 am

    I am interested in giving my voice to the cartoon or animation programmes…I have no idea how to start or who to contact….I can talk like a small baby….and few sounds…

    Reply
    • Avatar for Jerod
      Jerod
      October 30, 2020, 3:41 pm

      I am intrested in giving my voice in cartoon and animation and programers

      Reply
      • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
        Oliver Skinner
        November 2, 2020, 9:56 am

        Hi Jerod,

        To get into cartoon voice acting, you can start by signing up for a Voices talent account. When you’re filling out your profile, you’ll then have the opportunity to list cartoons and animation as the category of voice over work that you’re most interested in pursuing.

    • Avatar for Bryan Johnson
      Bryan Johnson
      January 20, 2022, 7:32 pm

      I have been told since I have been an adult I have the Best Announcers voice out there. Plus I can do Many other voices from Smigel/ meat wad too Casey Kasem, to a Very LOW voice, Many accents also. I have no clue how to get into this. So reaching out for some help. If it happens Great! If not it is what it is.

      Reply
      • Avatar for Niki Clark
        Niki Clark
        January 25, 2022, 8:55 am

        Hi Bryan,

        Take a read through our Beginners Guide to Voice Acting. It covers off everything you need to know to get started and gives you a lay of the land so you know what type of work load you are looking at as well. After that, you will know if this is something you want to pursue!

        Best,

        Niki

  • Avatar for Fred Williams
    Fred Williams
    August 1, 2019, 7:28 pm

    I have a rich, natural baritone voice that has been honed by years as an operatic and classical singer.
    My reading skills are amazing and interpreting story line strong.
    I have no idea as to where I might go to break into this specialty field. I did do several voice overs on Spokane on a per job basis in the radio station.

    Reply
  • Avatar for fred logue
    fred logue
    August 2, 2019, 10:36 am

    How do I get started?

    Reply
  • Avatar for Eliud
    Eliud
    August 3, 2019, 9:54 am

    Very informative, would wish some mention on how to do the voice recordings through phone.

    Reply
  • Avatar for Melanie Dotson
    Melanie Dotson
    August 4, 2019, 1:37 pm

    Hello,
    Everyone always tell me I have such A Nice Voice… i would love to see if Anyone would be interested in me yet I dont know where to begin…Please. Could someone reply to me and lead me in the right direction.
    Thank-you!

    Melanie

    Reply
  • Avatar for Jestine Caldoza
    Jestine Caldoza
    August 14, 2019, 12:54 am

    I am very interested in doing voice acting but I have no idea where to start. I had a few voice lessons with my late father when I was young but it was enough for me to get picked for an oratorical back in high school. I have a child like to teen voice.

    Reply
    • Avatar for Lubna
      Lubna
      September 6, 2019, 10:21 am

      Hi Jestine,

      To get started, I’d recommend signing up for a voice talent profile at voices.com/signup and completing your voice actor profile.

      Happy Auditioning!

      – Lubna

      Reply
  • Avatar for Awais Qarni
    Awais Qarni
    August 18, 2019, 10:50 am

    Very nice field

    Reply
  • Avatar for Wessam kabil
    Wessam kabil
    September 25, 2019, 4:39 pm

    Hi,

    I am an Arabic female voice over. Are you accepting publishing arabic voice over samples at voices site ?

    Reply
    • Avatar for Lubna
      Lubna
      September 26, 2019, 3:25 pm

      Hi Wessam,

      Thank you for reading our blog. You can upload your Arabic voice over demo to your Voices.com profile. So, clients looking for Arabic voice overs can hear your demos and potentially hire you for their projects.

      Good luck!

      – Lubna

      Reply
  • Avatar for Randolph Langford
    Randolph Langford
    December 9, 2019, 12:05 pm

    My name is Randolph, I love doing voiceovers and it a dream to do imitations of Hollywood superstars and heroes alike.

    Reply
  • Avatar for Jekee
    Jekee
    January 9, 2020, 11:53 am

    My dream is to be the best voice actor

    Reply
  • Avatar for Jekee
    Jekee
    January 9, 2020, 11:55 am

    My dream is be a best voice actor.But I don’t know how is it possible .But I will work hard for this.

    Reply
    • Avatar for oliver
      oliver
      January 15, 2020, 1:21 pm

      Hey Jekee,

      Thanks for your comment. Leafing through the Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting is a worthy starting point as you embark on your voice acting journey!

      Wishing you the best,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Avatar for Archana priya
    Archana priya
    March 21, 2020, 5:34 pm

    Hi this is Archana. I’m interested to do work speaking voice job

    Reply
    • Avatar for oliver
      oliver
      March 23, 2020, 9:52 am

      Hey Archana,

      You’ve come to the right place! First things first: when you sign up for a Voices account, and you’ll have the opportunity to build a talent profile, browse through job postings, and begin auditioning for the voice over work that most appeals to you.

      I’d encourage you to read up on our membership levels and peruse our Talent Help page. Feel free to contact us for support whenever you need by sending an email to [email protected].

      If you still need some pointers on getting started in the industry, you also ought to pop your head into our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting. It’s jam-packed with useful info for newcomers.

      Happy auditioning!
      Oliver

      Reply
      • Avatar for sumedha ojale
        sumedha ojale
        November 18, 2021, 6:18 am

        Hi
        I m ready to give my voice in Marathi language, I have a natural but sweet voice

      • Avatar for Niki Clark
        Niki Clark
        November 23, 2021, 10:32 am

        Hi!

        Sounds good, head over to our sign up page and build out your profile with demos that showcase your voice over talent. You can use these sample scripts for your demo reads. And here is an article on how best to fill out your profile.

        Best,

        Niki

  • Avatar for M.K. manju
    M.K. manju
    March 24, 2020, 2:11 am

    I have interested cartoon voices and spiritual things

    Reply
    • Avatar for oliver
      oliver
      March 25, 2020, 11:44 am

      Hey M.K.,

      Well, you’ve come to the right place. If you want to pursue your interest in cartoon voices further, I’d recommend signing up for a talent account with Voices!

      You can read up on our membership levels, peruse our Talent Help page, and contact us at any point if any questions arise by sending an email to [email protected].

      If you’re still in need of some pointers after that, pop your head into our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting, where you’re bound to find some useful info.

      Happy auditioning!
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Avatar for Cody jones
    Cody jones
    March 27, 2020, 1:26 pm

    Hi there my name is cody jones im a 14 yr old high school student and i love video games and i allways wondered hiw to acctualy become a voiceover for video games but unfortunately ive found out im too young to take game voiceover jobs and with my voice i have a casual english accent and i can do some impressions but there not to great although i can change mt voice to the moment like if u want the character to be angry i can do that or even to be joyful i can do that i can do many things like that so if anyone could help me id love it thankyou from cody jones.

    Reply
    • Avatar for oliver
      oliver
      April 2, 2020, 10:21 am

      Hey Cody,

      Thanks for your comment! The good news, actually, is that there’s no minimum age you must reach before becoming eligible to be a voice actor. You’re free to start whenever! In fact, there are a number of casting calls on our platform that specifically seek out Teen (aged 13-17) voices.

      To embark on a career as a voice actor, the best place to begin is by signing up for a Voices talent profile. You can read up on our membership levels to identify which option is the best choice for you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at [email protected].

      If you’re unsure where to get started, you ought to take a look through our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting. It’s jam-packed with illuminating info about getting to know the industry, recording your demos, and how to promote your talents.

      I hope that helps!

      Oliver

      Reply
  • Avatar for Jayanti Sharma
    Jayanti Sharma
    May 11, 2020, 6:46 am

    Hi ! Myself Jayanti
    I am interested in giving my voice for any of your projects.
    Thanks and Regards

    Reply
    • Avatar for oliver
      oliver
      May 19, 2020, 5:14 pm

      Hi Jayanti,

      Thanks for your comment. To start auditioning for voice over work, you should first register for a Voices talent account! From there, you’ll get 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 is a helpful resource that’s jam-packed with info about the voice over world.

      I hope that helps. Happy recording!
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Avatar for Neha
    Neha
    May 16, 2020, 12:36 pm

    I I am interested in giving my voice and have no idea how to start and who to contact for this

    Reply
    • Avatar for oliver
      oliver
      May 19, 2020, 4:39 pm

      Hey Neha,

      Thanks for reaching out. To start auditioning for voice over work, you should first register for a Voices talent account! From there, you’ll get 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 is a helpful resource that’s jam-packed with info about the voice over world.

      I hope that helps. Happy recording, and best of luck on your voice over journey!
      Oliver

      Reply
    • Avatar for Ishika
      Ishika
      June 7, 2020, 1:41 pm

      Hyy….This is lshika i m extremely excited for voice over….. I love talking, i can talk for hrs and hrs…. This is my passion and i love making different voices ie. Children’s voice, talking in different styles e.t.c…… In free time i always record my voice and also share it with my lovely friends…. This all makes me happie without it i feels my day incomplete ….but the problem is i don’t have any idea how to do voice over job…. This job make me and my family truly happy so i request uh to plss help….thank you?

      Reply
      • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
        Oliver Skinner
        June 8, 2020, 4:10 pm

        Hey there,

        The best way to begin 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,
        Oliver

  • Avatar for Rachel Edwards
    Rachel Edwards
    May 17, 2020, 7:51 pm

    I just want to be given a chance to be a voice actor.

    Reply
    • Avatar for oliver
      oliver
      May 19, 2020, 4:43 pm

      Hi Rachel,

      Thanks for your comment. To try your hand at voice acting, you can register for a Voices talent account. From there, you’ll get 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 is a helpful resource that’s jam-packed with info about the voice over world.

      I hope that helps a bit. Happy recording, and best of luck!
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Avatar for Rama
    Rama
    May 26, 2020, 4:31 am

    I am interested to voice recording it is my fashion

    Reply
  • Avatar for Shaloo
    Shaloo
    June 7, 2020, 12:53 pm

    I am interested in working as an voice over actor, pl. Guide me in this regard , where and how to apply

    Reply
    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      June 8, 2020, 3:43 pm

      Hi Shaloo,

      The best way to begin 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 on your voice over journey!
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Avatar for Patricia Hawkins
    Patricia Hawkins
    June 19, 2020, 10:44 pm

    Let me try

    Reply
  • Avatar for Michael Bunnell
    Michael Bunnell
    June 23, 2020, 5:42 pm

    I can’t find any info about the technical aspects: what are the requirements (file type, etc.)?– how is the recording sent?

    Reply
  • Avatar for Shweta
    Shweta
    June 26, 2020, 2:27 am

    Hi, I have a flexible voice.

    Reply
    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      June 26, 2020, 9:46 am

      Hey Shweta,

      That’s great. A flexible voice can get you far in the world of voice acting.

      When you sign up for a Voices talent account, make sure to list all the vocal styles and roles that you have a knack for performing directly on your profile. That way, when clients are looking to hire actors who can perform with or possess certain vocal characteristics, they’ll be directed to your profile.

      Cheers,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Avatar for Atreyee Talapatra
    Atreyee Talapatra
    July 16, 2020, 12:41 am

    I have a strong voice and my accent in English is very good with the right accent. I have been doing plays and reading scripts, have been an emcee for a lot of programmes. I want to be a voice over artist. Please help me to get assignments –

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      July 17, 2020, 10:17 am

      Hey there,

      The best place to begin is by signing up for a Voices talent account, building up your online presence, showcasing strong demos on your profile, and then continuing to practice and audition for voice over work that seems best suited to your vocal capabilities.

      You can also better familiarize yourself with the voice over industry and our platform by checking out our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting, as well as our YouTube channel.

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  • Avatar for Vandana Narada
    Vandana Narada
    July 20, 2020, 8:58 pm

    Vandana Narada
    I am interested, I have a bold voice, I can talk for soft and arrogant characters. But I have no idea how to get the chance and whom to consult. I can give my voice for warnings giving character also and annoying character too.

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      August 11, 2020, 11:46 am

      Hey Vandana,

      When you sign up for a Voices talent account, you can begin auditioning for voice over jobs that are listed on our platform. Once you’ve made an account, you’ll be able to list the style of voice over performance — like bold or friendly — that you specialize in directly on your profile.

      Cheers,
      Oliver

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    Jayasree dor.bala
    July 27, 2020, 5:32 am

    Chaala buagundiA

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  • Avatar for TANIYA GHOSH
    TANIYA GHOSH
    August 4, 2020, 9:36 pm

    Can We Record, Edit, & Work From Android Mobiles, From Voices.com???? Is There any Separate Software For Anroid Mobiles????

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  • Avatar for Inumo Esther Oluronke
    Inumo Esther Oluronke
    August 15, 2020, 4:41 am

    I have an amazing skills in reading but I am an African lady from Nigeria. I wish to get online work in reading. How do I go about getting it?

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      August 18, 2020, 12:01 pm

      Hi Inumo,

      Thanks for reaching out! There are a number of voice actors who are based in Africa and use our site.

      When you’re filling out your profile, you’ll want to list any of the unique vocal capabilities you possess – for example, which languages you speak fluently, and whether or not you speak with an accent. For example, you can list the ability to speak in a West African (Nigerian) accent directly on your profile. That way, clients will have an easier time finding you when they’re seeking your specific vocal qualities for a project.

      You may also want to leaf through our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting when you’re first familiarizing yourself with the platform and this exciting industry, and we also have a YouTube channel packed with videos that should guide you as you set up a profile and get started on Voices.

      I hope that helps! Happy recording,
      Oliver

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  • Avatar for Prachi
    Prachi
    August 21, 2020, 6:10 am

    Hiiii.. I am interested in giving my voice for a child and teenage girl and adult lady. I am really interested in this. I love to do this. But i don know how and from where to start.

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      August 24, 2020, 9:52 am

      Hi!

      You may want to start by taking a look at our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting to familiarize yourself with today’s voice over industry, and then following that with our onboarding video series about getting set up with Voices.

      Once you feel ready, you can sign up for a Voices account to begin auditioning for voice over work.

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    • Avatar for Margaret Kelley
      Margaret Kelley
      September 20, 2020, 10:54 am

      Hello Oliver! I have always wanted to do voiceovers. My friends tell me that I’m very talented with my voice and that I should pursue it. I can do all levels of voice from high to low. I can sound like a cartoon character. I can go through emotions. I’m 68 years young and I am a call center pharmacy tech. People tell me I have a young voice. My only worry is my age.

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      • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
        Oliver Skinner
        September 21, 2020, 10:20 am

        Hello Margaret,

        Thanks for reaching out! First of all, your age won’t hinder you from excelling in the voice over industry. There are a wide variety of voice acting opportunities for talent of all ages and backgrounds on our platform.

        When you sign up for a Voices talent account and begin filling out your profile, my first suggestion would be to list your voice age. This doesn’t have to reflect your actual age, but rather the general age categories that your voice over performances sound like. You can learn more about setting up your profile with our helpful video series.

        Given your background in call center pharmacy tech, you may be interested in seeking out voice over work in the healthcare sector — if so, make sure to highlight this particular expertise on your profile.

        I hope that helps a bit!
        Oliver

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    Ajeeta singh
    September 20, 2020, 3:19 am

    Thanks to Stephanie Ciccarelli for her blog on june 4,2020 for new people in V.O This kind off guidance from the stalwarts of the field help us choose the right direction and not get trapped.

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  • Avatar for Monica
    Monica
    September 26, 2020, 3:54 am

    I want an chance for dubbing to the actress as well for animation films

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      September 30, 2020, 4:42 pm

      Hey Monica,

      When you sign up for a Voices talent account, you can begin auditioning for voice over jobs featured on our platform. When you’re filling out your profile, you’ll have the opportunity to list cartoons and animation as the category of voice over work that you specialize in.

      Reply
  • Avatar for Jason L Melendez
    Jason L Melendez
    September 27, 2020, 3:40 pm

    I’m very interested in any and all voice over opportunities. I strongly believe I can use my voice to project across various fields of voice over projects given the right opportunity to showcase my skills

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      September 30, 2020, 4:04 pm

      Hi Jason,

      It sounds like you have just the determination you need to get started. When you sign up for a Voices talent account, you can begin auditioning for voice over jobs featured on our platform.

      Reply
  • Avatar for Alanis Miano
    Alanis Miano
    October 21, 2020, 8:16 pm

    Hello my name is Alanis Miano I’m 23 yrs old and i’m interested in commercial voice overs. I don’t have any experience in this industry but i feel like i have a good voice and thinking about how to use this to maximize my skills

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      October 22, 2020, 9:38 am

      Hi Alanis,

      To get started in the field of commercial voice over, I’d suggest signing up for a Voices talent account. Then, when you’re filling out your profile, you’ll have the opportunity to list the categories of voice over work that most interest you – for example, perhaps you’re interested in voicing internet video ads, or maybe radio spots are more your style.

      To familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the voice acting industry, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting.

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  • Avatar for Sam Goodman
    Sam Goodman
    October 27, 2020, 12:09 pm

    I have no formal training in voice overs but have a lifetime of emulating people and characters that I have found interesting. I have a deep voice that gains attention, and get constant unsolicited remarks from strangers. I have been told my whole life that I should do something with my voice and have talent going to waste. I have worked the same job in sales for 9 years and have decided I want to start building a hobby to possibly build into a career. I do not know where to start and need honest guidance.

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      October 28, 2020, 1:13 pm

      Hi Sam,

      If you’d like to break into the voice over industry, I’d highly recommend checking out our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting. You’re also bound to benefit from listening to some episodes of our podcast Mission Audition, which features professional vocal coaches evaluating a number of auditions for voice over jobs.

      Once you understand the industry and feel ready to get started, I suggest signing up for a Voices talent account. Our YouTube channel has a ton of helpful videos that can guide you through setting up your profile, recording a first-rate demo, and more.

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  • Avatar for Arpita Ganguly
    Arpita Ganguly
    November 8, 2020, 9:17 am

    I am a voice over artist looking for freelancing job.I am very expressive. I can bring out the exact emmotion in the projects through my voice

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      November 9, 2020, 11:17 am

      Hey Arpita,

      You’ve come to the right place! To get started with freelance voice over jobs, you can sign up for a Voices account. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to audition for voice over jobs listed on our site.

      Reply
  • Avatar for Rahamath.H
    Rahamath.H
    November 13, 2020, 2:45 am

    Hi sir/mam.. myself Rahmath. B.ed B.c.a qualified..can sing loudly,romantic, female ,girl voice.I can even dubbed or voice to advertising field, marketing.. very much interested in giving voice to reading skill , high pitch voice, my reading skills makes impressive n amazing. Plz give me a chance in your field.very much preferred in voice in ads n airlines, network communications. Plz help me…

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      November 13, 2020, 10:46 am

      Hi there,

      To start auditoning for freelance voice over work, you should sign up for a Voices account. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to audition for an assortment of voice over jobs listed on our site.

      Reply
  • Avatar for Shirley
    Shirley
    November 27, 2020, 9:09 pm

    I’m very interested in learning more about voice over, please send me some information on your services.

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  • Avatar for Chandni mallick
    Chandni mallick
    December 4, 2020, 6:08 am

    Iam interested in giving my voice to the cartoon or animation programmes…I have no idea how to start or
    from who to contact….I can talk like a small child.and with actractive creations ….
    Everyone always tell me I have such A Nice Voice… i would love to see if Anyone would be interested in me yet I dont know where to begin…Please. Could someone reply to me and lead me in the right direction.
    Thank-you!..

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      December 14, 2020, 11:05 am

      Hi Chandni,

      If you’d like to get into voice acting, you should sign up for a Voices talent account. When you’re filling out your profile, you’ll then have the opportunity to list cartoons and animation as the category of voice over work that most interests you.

      Reply
  • Avatar for Paige
    Paige
    December 18, 2020, 11:40 am

    Im looking into voice acting because I find it fun, I’m a girl with a slightly deep, slow (but CAN be fast), calm, and strong voice. I talk fast sometimes however due to my ADHD rambling, Im good at acting, I was in theater when I was in school before COVID. I have a lot of voice actors I look up to, it is my goal to be as good as them 🙂

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      December 28, 2020, 1:29 pm

      Hi Paige,

      The best way to pursue your voice acting career aspirations is by signing up for a Voices talent account! When you’re filling out your profile, you’ll have the opportunity to list all of your vocal qualities, such as strong or calm.

      Reply
  • Avatar for Brandie Vest
    Brandie Vest
    January 14, 2021, 10:04 pm

    I want to know how can I do my favorite voice impressions of my favorite bad guy

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  • Avatar for Sufyan Tanveer
    Sufyan Tanveer
    February 1, 2021, 11:49 am

    Hello. I am interested in giving my audition for the gaming and cartoon voice overs. I can do more than 15 voices in cartoon style. With both high ad low pitch. Looking forward for your response. Thank you!

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      February 2, 2021, 9:59 am

      Hi Sufyan,

      That’s great to hear. Once you sign up for a Voices talent account, you’ll have the opportunity to audition for video game and cartoon VO jobs.

      Happy auditioning!

      Reply
  • Avatar for Robert Iclef
    Robert Iclef
    April 10, 2021, 9:55 pm

    Hi my name is Robert I have the equipment in the workstation but I need help with making files and mailing them and the kids voices ,accents, and old timer I’ve been practicing I’ve been using for since I was a child so there’s no problem with that area it’s just help with the business end of it ,
    I am best at comedy.
    I just want to make people laugh

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    • Avatar for Oliver Skinner
      Oliver Skinner
      April 12, 2021, 9:39 am

      Hi Robert,

      It really sounds like you have the expertise and equipment to dive into voice acting. If you’d like to better familiarize yourself with the industry, I’d suggest checking out our Beginner’s Guide. Then, once you’re ready, subscribe to a Voices talent membership and begin auditioning for voice over jobs.

      Reply
  • Avatar for Prameela
    Prameela
    May 21, 2021, 5:25 am

    I am intrested in giving my voice in audiobooks but I don’t know how it is.

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  • Avatar for Vasundra Razdan
    Vasundra Razdan
    May 21, 2021, 6:07 am

    Very useful tis & information.

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  • Avatar for zartashiamehwish
    zartashiamehwish
    May 23, 2021, 2:59 am

    I want to.work as a vo.artist i.can.give my voice for adds, commercials, radios etc but i dont know the procedure

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  • Avatar for Robert
    Robert
    June 1, 2021, 7:36 am

    I’m Interested in Using my voice to make money

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  • Avatar for Stephanie Anne Mace
    Stephanie Anne Mace
    June 6, 2021, 10:24 am

    Yeah I am very interested in acting, voice over I love it! and singing and dancing.

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  • Avatar for Kiron Roy
    Kiron Roy
    June 24, 2021, 7:04 am

    Hello, I’m Kiron and I’m really interested in the voice artist work, but I don’t know where to apply.

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  • Avatar for NUEL BENFORD
    NUEL BENFORD
    July 15, 2021, 1:21 am

    Hi, lm Nuel Benford while in the Marine Corps for over 20 years I taught communications and electronics. Also while in the Marines I established which I would consider an excellent to outstanding speaking voice. Upon retirement I went to college and took classes in speech communication and read essays in front of
    my speech class, I was also recommended to join the speech forensic team by my speech instructor. I like to know how land a voice over position/job Former Marine Nuel B . Benford

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  • Avatar for Ajay
    Ajay
    September 9, 2021, 8:06 am

    Need British accent female voiceover artist based in delhi

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    • Avatar for Niki Clark
      Niki Clark
      September 9, 2021, 8:39 am

      Hi Ajay!

      We have a pretty comprehensive database of voiceover artists and can help you find what you need. You can start your search for a British voice based in Delhi by signing up for an account on Voices and then working with an account manager to help you locate the voiceover artist you need for your project.

      Best of luck,

      Niki

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  • Avatar for ESTHER OJI
    ESTHER OJI
    September 21, 2021, 7:04 am

    Hi, I have an amazing skills in reading but I am an African lady from Nigeria. I wish to get an online voice over artist work. How do I go it?

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    • Avatar for Niki Clark
      Niki Clark
      September 21, 2021, 9:21 am

      Hi Esther!

      The beauty of online marketplaces and remote work is that, yes, you can sign up as a voice over artist. Voice over work is equal parts creative, skill, and persistence!
      We’d love to get you started. Take a read through our getting started guide to get a feel for what is needed to become a successful voice over artist.

      You can also visit our community forum to talk with other voice over artists who are successful on Voices and can lend their advice to you on how you can do the same.

      Best,

      Niki

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  • Avatar for Vijay Kumar
    Vijay Kumar
    October 9, 2021, 10:16 am

    I m voice over artist in Delhi mimicry .as we singing ?
    Need ur support

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    • Avatar for Niki Clark
      Niki Clark
      October 12, 2021, 8:29 am

      Welcome Vijay!

      You can get started by creating a Voices Account and setting up your profile to reflect your voice over and singing skill sets. Make sure to upload some demos of yourself so clients can hear you! I’ll share our getting started guide with you as well. It covers everything you need to know about getting yourself set up as a freelance voice artist.

      Best,

      Niki

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  • Avatar for Jolina M. Guevarra
    Jolina M. Guevarra
    November 5, 2021, 1:03 am

    I’m an apsiring voice over actor also job seeker on the said matter. Badly want to improve my skills. Willing to learn and a lot more.

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    • Avatar for Niki Clark
      Niki Clark
      November 9, 2021, 8:45 am

      Hi Jolina!

      You’re in the right place. Our blog has plenty of resources for you to use and improve your skills. I would start with the sample scripts. Practice reading them out loud and record yourself so you can listen back on what you sound like and re-record with your improvements!

      Subscribe to the blog to get a weekly roundup of articles packed with more helpful tips and tricks.

      Thanks for your comment,

      Niki

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  • Avatar for Olowo Goodness
    Olowo Goodness
    November 30, 2021, 2:49 am

    I am also interested in giving my voice to the cartoons and to do charity

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  • Avatar for Chantal Ramathula
    Chantal Ramathula
    January 12, 2022, 3:26 pm

    How do I get started

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  • Avatar for Lubega Godfrey
    Lubega Godfrey
    February 7, 2022, 10:39 pm

    For over years,people whenever I speak jokingly,sing or participate in any act of talking people would not fail to mention,” you have aunique voice and you can do very many things with it”.I have always doubted that for years till now when afriend was in full absession with my voice to find a place in voice over trend.I didn’t know about it but this forced me to research daily about this and this information has boosted my self esteem to do something with my voice.Now I really desire to engage in this job but how to start is the problem for see my self lacking in whatever it takes pliz anyone be of help to me on how to do.

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    • Avatar for Niki Clark
      Niki Clark
      February 8, 2022, 9:22 am

      Hi Lubega,

      It sounds like you’re ready to dive on in! A great place to start is by reading through our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting. It’s quite thorough and will help you understand the steps to take in getting started. It will outline what equipment you need, how to fill out a profile on Voices, how to get voice over training, and so much more!

      Best of luck,

      Niki

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  • Avatar for KAPIL SHARMA
    KAPIL SHARMA
    February 19, 2022, 11:34 pm

    Hi, I am Kapil Sharma and interested in voice over acting in movies. Now a days there are multiple movies getting dubbed in Hindi, being it other Indian languages or foreign language. I don’t have experience in this industry but I have done plays during my school days. Kindly help me to understand how can I go about it?
    Secondly, is it possible to start a new beginning at the age of 43. I have love for the showbiz since my childhood but could not pursue the same due to many personal reasons.
    Looking forward to hear from you.
    Thanks & Regards
    Kapil Sharma

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    • Avatar for Niki Clark
      Niki Clark
      February 22, 2022, 8:44 am

      Hello Kapil,

      You’re right! Translation and dubbing is huge right now. Before you can offer these skills to producers, you need to learn how dubbing works. We have a few resources that will help you get some foundational knowledge of the dubbing industry:
      Dubbing for International Markets
      How Entertainment One Hired Dubbing Artists for Their Children’s Show

      One of the nuances of dubbing is that the translation needs to be both accurate and closely match the on-screen actor’s lip movements. It’s an art, for sure!
      After you learn a bit more about what is involved in providing dubbing services, sign up for an account on Voices to start finding work!

      Secondly, you can absolutely start this career path at your age. We have many voice actors join the platform and become full time voice actors after 25+ years in other careers. That sort of transition is becoming more and more common in all industries I believe.

      Hope that helps!

      Best,

      Niki

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    Ted Mulvehill
    April 16, 2022, 11:46 pm

    Wow, extremely helpful to a rookie like me. I have a lot of work to do.

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    • Avatar for Ted Mulvehill
      Ted Mulvehill
      April 16, 2022, 11:47 pm

      Thank you

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