How do I navigate the Profile pages?
NAVIGATING THE PROFILE
At the top of your profile you will see your profile image, your location, timezone, ratings and reviews, as well as a button for clients to click to invite you to a job. From there, profiles have three (7) unique sections:
- High-Level Skills
- Vocal Skills
With each demo uploaded, you can add Accents, Roles, Styles and a brief description of the demo. The description is optional, but may prove useful to those who want to expand on the content or context of the demo recording.
Each demo that you upload can be added to a client's Favorites list to help them more easily locate and invite talent whose auditions they have enjoyed. Use caution when deleting demos, though: when a demo is deleted so are any Favorites attached to it.
By default your profile will show your top three demos, which you can manage by editing your profile (read this FAQ or more information). The demo at the top of your list will be your Featured Demo and will appear associated with your profile in search results.
The About section displays mostly text information including your Overview, Service Description, Experience and Education.
Overview allows you to introduce yourself to potential clients. Here you should include a brief summary of yourself (feel free to add some personality) and your voice over career background.
Service Description outlines what you offer, including any additional skills or services clients may be interested in. These can be skills or services like translations, post production, revisions, copywriting, editing, mixing, mastering, music production, video production, multimedia design, or anything else that you can do that is complementary to your core voice-over skill set.
Experience includes your career accomplishments to date, such as any recent voice over, related projects, or awards you may have received as a voice actor. If you have a degree in a field unrelated to voiceover, you could still benefit from mentioning it! You never know when someone will need a voiceover recorded that is related to an area of work experience or personal interest.
Education encompasses the relevant training, education our courses you’ve completed, as well as any voice over coaches you may have worked with. Consider adding details about workshops you have participated in, teachers you have studied with and post-secondary programs you have completed.
The High-Level Metrics section gives clients a quick overview of your Voices.com activity, including when you were ‘Last Online’ (e.g. now, recently, this week, this month, or more than a month ago), your ‘Audition Response Time’ (e.g. less than an hour - displayed in minutes, one hour, one day, one week, 1+ weeks), the month and year you began working on Voices.com (i.e. ‘Member Since’), and the number of Completed Jobs you have.
The Voice Skills section shows clients what you’re capable of and is used by VoiceMatchTM to match your profile with client jobs. It’s important to select or include only the skills you are confident in and capable of performing (i.e. if you can’t perform in a specific accent, style, or language, don’t include it just to get more job opportunities). This section is made up of your Voice Gender, Voice Age, Language, Accents, and Category.
Voice Gender indicates which gender you want your voice jobs to be in, either male or female.
Voice Age represents the ages that your voice can sound like. You can select multiple ages, however, you’ll want to select only the ones you can authentically perform. Featuring demos that showcase each voice age you selected is also beneficial to those visiting your profile.
Language and Accents allows you to select all of the languages and accents you can fluently speak. Do not select languages or accents you understand only (i.e. can read, write or comprehend by listening). You’ll want to select only the ones you can comfortably and confidently speak and perform in fluently. You can choose up to 10 Languages on your profile and it is a good idea to include a demo sample to reflect each language selection. Your mother tongue should be selected first, followed by other languages you speak. You can also select up to 30 Accents from the pick list. At minimum, you should include your regional accent or state that you have a neutral accent relevant to the country in which you live.
Category includes the types of jobs you want to audition for and be invited to. For example, popular categories include Business, Internet & Television, Radio, Text-to-Speech etc.)
The Studio section allows you to tell clients what type of equipment you use while recording. Clients want the highest quality audio possible, so showing them that you’ve got the tools to deliver what they want can make the difference when they are considering inviting or hiring you.
Turnaround Time indicates how long the client can expect to wait to receive the final files after you’ve been hired (e.g. less than 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours etc.).
Directed Sessions tells clients if and how you can participate in a live directed session. Select all of the technology options you are most comfortable with. If you have never used a specific technology before, it’s best you explore and try it before selecting it. For more information on Live Directed Sessions, read this blog post.
Microphone, Computer & Software, and Special Equipment allows you to give clients an idea of what your home studio set up is like, including the hardware and software you use to record and deliver audio.
The Experience section allows you to share your past voice over work with potential clients. This is your opportunity to provide specific examples of the projects you’ve worked on and with whom.
Paid Experience indicates whether or not you’ve been paid to do voice over work in the past.
Project Experience tells clients about the past projects you’ve worked on. Try and be specific as possible. Again, feel free to add personality to this section, as well as any interesting achievements or statistics associated with that job (i.e. number of views or listens).
Client List is your opportunity to list the companies and brands you’ve done work for. If you’re unsure if a client is comfortable with you including them in your profile (potentially because of an NDA or that client’s brand guidelines), be sure to reach out to them to get permission first.
To complement the other areas of your profile, the Reviews section displays Compliments, Ratings, Reviews that you've received from clients after completed jobs worked through Voices.com. Your top three Compliments and three most recent Reviews will be displayed by default. Clients can click ‘View All’ to see all of the Compliments, Ratings and Reviews you’ve received. For more information on Reviews, read this FAQ article.
The Testimonials section is your opportunity to show clients what others have said about the work you’ve done outside of Voices.com. You can type the testimonial and the company or person you’ve received it from in this section. By default, your three most recent testimonials will be listed by default. Clients can then click ‘Read More’ to see all of your testimonials.