Where not to start looking for voice over gigs…

While it may be tempting to check out places like Craigslist for voice over gigs – don’t do it! All you are going to find there is empty promises, and insulting prices! People don’t realize (or care) just how much studio time it takes to record even a small VO project. They want to give you $30 for a 2000+ word read, and they think they are doing you a favor. They are idiots, and you should let them record it themselves if it is so easy to do!

Craigslist voice over job offer people… you suck. If you are desperate for VO work you are welcome to try your hand at trying to land one of these low paying insulting BS jobs, but you are better off waiting for a real offer! Now you are thinking to yourself: OK, VOgig that’s great, but where DO I start?

You start by making a DEMO, and then you hit the streets with it. Walk into local shops in your area and let them know you are a local talent looking to represent them. Contact local college radio stations, and get a name that you can send your demo track to. Small businesses don’t realize just how cost effective it can be to run a small ad on the local radio station. You can help them find this out, and start getting your name out there as a local talent. If you attend a church that might be a great place to start… I always have a few requests coming through from local churches looking for a great voice! Talk to people and let them know who you are and what you can do! Get up and make it happen!

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One Response to Where not to start looking for voice over gigs…

  1. Gary Knox says:

    Appreciate this great short article many thanks!

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