The Ultimate Business Plan for Voice Actors
If you're interested in discovering how to either start or build a voice-over business using a proven system that virtually eliminates all the guesswork, then this is going to be the most important and exciting invitation you will ever read.
"I'm a creative guy, not a business guy, which puts me in the company of at least a million other people. This new product is the answer to the prayers of frustrated non-business types like myself. Thank you Voices.com!"
Mike Holmes, Voice Actor
"This package is useful, usable, needed and well constructed. voice-over work is fun but it IS a business and this package will allow each of us the opportunity to operate as such, in a professional and efficient manner!"
Chuck Patterson, Voice Actor
Dear Internet Friend,
You don't need days, weeks, or months to take your career to the next level. There is a way to make it happen now. It's called a Business Plan.
Now, as you know, there are three essentials skills a successful voice actor requires:
- Artistic abilities
- Technical expertise
- Business skills
The first may come naturally or with training, the second comes with vested interest in learning how to record your voice as a salable product, and the third is often overlooked because most people think that there will be bags of money thrown at their feet because they have a "great voice", assuming that little to no work is required to earn business.
Fact is, voice actors are business people, and as a voice actor, you are operating a small business and that means that you need to treat your business as… a business.
First, consider the variety of work available to you:
Have you ever wondered how much your industry is worth?
The research firm, Common Sense Advisory recently stated for 2005 the total industry revenue for the language services industry, including language translation and voice-over recording, was more than $8.8 billion worldwide in 2005, and is expected to reach over $12.3 billion by the end of the decade.
Is the industry growing?
As you analyze this market research, you’ll see that the facts are right in front of you.
By 2010, 20.1 million households will listen to satellite radio, stated Forrester Research.
BBC News reports that 1 in 10 adult Americans - equivalent to 22 million people - owns an MP3 player, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Forrester Research projecting that some 12.3 million U.S. households will be listening to podcasts by the end of the decade.
IDC predicts the sale of portable audio players will grow at a rate of 135% between 2005 and 2009
"I must comment on the business plan. This is a fantastic package of information which should be used for a posturing in our voice industry. There are major areas of attention which if used in concert with existing efforts and aspects of our business, will certainly lead to more success. I thank you again for putting together another winning product for our use."
L J Jackson, Voiceover Palm Beach
"Great document! Extremely useful for both the novice and the seasoned pro. It's a document that can grow and develop as you and your voice-over career develops. Its really good to see your own aims and strategies actually in black & white and not just as some vague notion in your own head. It's something I will definitely refer to again and again."
Alison Pitman, Voice Actor
Exactly how do you capitalize on this massive opportunity?
Since you're reading this, chances are you have entrepreneurial blood pumping through your veins and are ready to take the next step to committing yourself to a career in the field of voice acting.
It comes as no surprise that you would consider writing a business plan at this point. In all honesty, it is one of the best decisions you can make for your voice acting business at any time.
A Business Plan is a strategic declaration on paper of what you need to do to achieve success as a businessperson. Your business plan is a concise yet detailed document that makes projections for the future, defines your company, core service, and prepares you for encounters with people who could change your life for the better, helping you to achieve your dreams.
One of the hardest parts about writing a business plan is discovering how indeed to write one and where to start.
"Years ago, it was only a dream to have an all inclusive professional recording studio because of high costs of top equipment alone, much less software and marketing costs. Now it's actually affordable to have it all. Voices.com, you did it again!"
Tracey Rolfe, Voice Actor
Now for the best part. I've got something special for you.
Finally, a thoroughly researched, time-tested Business Plan that outlines a proven strategy for your services, marketing, sales, operations and finances.
"The Ultimate Business Plan for Voice Actors"
We've developed the ultimate voice acting business plan to help you write, define, and dream big for your voice acting business, and that's something you can take to the bank.
With nearly 30 pages of concrete facts about the voice acting and audio industry, business outlines, marketing sections and competitive analysis information, you'll have all the tools you need to customize and complete your very own business plan.
The Business Plan will walk you right through the process of establishing a business by defining exactly what it is that you do, who you serve, how you serve them, what your competitive advantages are, and your keys to success.
I can guarantee that this plan is full of ideas, strategies and specific marketing tactics that you won’t find anywhere else. See what some of your friends in the industry have to say:
"Whether you are just getting your feet wet in the voice-over waters or are a seasoned veteran who wants to keep track of how your business is doing, The Ultimate Business Plan is a great tool for voice talents!"
Amy Taylor, Voice Actor
"What a great idea and great way to keep track of things. It sure would come in handy at tax time!"
John Weeks, Voice Actor
Here's What You Get in the "Ultimate Business Plan"
BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (See example)
In your Business Description, you'll need to include and define various aspects of your service offerings, an overview of the voice over and or audio production industry, the history of your field and any current happenings, your personal goals and objectives, elements that add to your success and the ownership of your company. This section is the backbone of your Business Plan and will set the stage for the information included in the rest of the plan.
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (See example)
Everyone has a product or service that they are offering to a prospective client. In your case, it is a voice over recording, music production, or even copy writing services. You should be able to describe what it is that you are selling as well as identify what makes your product or service unique and how you make it all happen in the studio.
THE MARKETING PLAN (See example)
This section is very important. It gives you a window into the voice over industry itself, what's going on as a whole, the state of the market, how much the general cost is of audio production and how business is acquired. It also affords you an opportunity to distinguish yourself from other competitors in the marketplace, for example, other voice actors who specialize in services that you provide.
SALES STRATEGY (See example)
An effective sales strategy is critically important for voice talent who have a web presence. We reveal our simple 5-step sales methodology that will earn your more business.
OPERATIONS (See example)
Many of you operate a one person company. This purpose of this section is to help you outline the more administrative side of your business, including how you operate, where your office is located, your staff or assistant if applicable, equipment, overhead and other expenses, legal relationships, your network of suppliers, and credit policies.
THE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND ORGANIZATION (See example)
If you have a few advisers or people who help you to manage your business, this is where you acknowledge their involvement and the capacity by which they contribute to your overall success. Also, if there is a hierarchy of positions within your company, you would detail that hierarchy and the relevancy of each relationship.
FINANCES (See example)
Now, back to reality for a moment! You'll need to provide a record of your financial dealings, investments if any, and how you came to the position you are in today. With some flexibility, you can project how your company will be operating and assess your financial status, including how things balance out at the end of each month, the overall financial health of your business and your cash flow.
There's just a sample of what you can expect from the plan. Ready to get rolling?
"OK so you have the talent, the passion and your Voices.com account. What next? A successful voice-over business requires us to wear many hats, talent, sales, marketing and business management. To help focus on goals and objectives for the crucial early years, an excellent start is The Ultimate Business Plan for Voice Actors, a clear starting point for creating a custom voice-over business plan. It includes key questions and facts and useful Excel spreadsheets relevant to the VO service industry. After all, how else do you measure success?"
Thom Wilkins, Voice Actor
Are you beginning to see how success starts with a plan?
By now you might be wondering…
Question 1: How do I open the business plan?
Once you have downloaded the files, double click on the document to automatically open your business that available in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Adobe PDF file formats.
Question 2: How do I receive my business plan?
After you have completed payment, you will be redirected to a special page where you can download the business plan and the four bonuses. You will also receive an email confirmation that will also include links to where can download the same documents. Keep this email for future reference so that you can get updates for free.
Question 3: Is my online payment secure?
Yes. Payments are made through PayPal, a trusted online retailer specializing in digitally delivered products.
Question 4: Do you include free updates?
If you keep your confirmation email, you will be able to access free updates at your convenience. We’ll also send you emails as new editions are released.
Are there any guarantees?
Absolutely! Don't decide now if the "Ultimate Business Plan for Voice Actors" is right for you. Take a full 4 weeks, that's 30 days to put it to the test! If you aren't completely satisfied with the "Ultimate Business Plan for Voice Actors" eBook at any time within the next 30 days, I'll give your money back!
We stand by our eBook and know that this is one purchase that you won’t have buyers' remorse from. How can I say that? Easily, because not only is the eBook comprised of information that a competitive voice talent needs to succeed, we also have a satisfaction guarantee.
That's what we'll do for you…
I've got something else for you too!
Invoice Template - Value $9.95
Balance Sheet - Value $9.95
Income Statement - Value $9.95
Cash Flow Projection - Value $9.95
Invest today and receive those 4 bonuses worth $39.80 – FREE!
How much does it cost?
Your price for "The Ultimate Business Plan for Voice Actors"...including everything I've described here and the 4 bonuses is $47.00. Save yourself inevitable headaches and countless hours if not months spent researching the business of voice acting and start your plan for success now.
Put this plan to work for you today!
All the best,
- Stephanie Ciccarelli
- Author and Product Creator
- Chief Brand Officer at Voices.com
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P.S. If you're reading this page because you need a ready-made, proven plan on how to embark on a successful career as a voice actor, this plan is for you.
P.P.S. While you consider purchasing the business plan… why not take some time to read it and decide for yourself? There's absolutely no risk! Your satisfaction is 100%-guaranteed! The time to decide if this business plan is everything I've promised is after you've had a look and put it to the test – not before.
All it takes is a simple decision. Say "Yes" when opportunity calls you to act! I know this information can literally change your life… how do I know? Because it's built upon the same foundation that we've built Voices.com upon. I've tried to make it as easy as possible for you to get this critical information into your hands. Now it's up to you.
You have a choice to make. Choose wisely.