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Email Marketing - What’s Next After You Hit “Send”

Email Marketing - What’s Next After You Hit “Send”

Cold Emailing and Mass Email Marketing campaigns can be a great part of an overall marketing plan for your VO business, but the job isn’t done after hitting “Send”. In order to create an efficient and effective marketing system, and to properly channel leads and prospects through your marketing pipeline, there are a few more steps you should consider after firing off that email. In this post, we’ll take a look at some ways to store the details of your email marketing efforts, keep track of interested leads and stay on their radar, and engage with them through social media.

Optimizing P2P Voiceover Casting Site Profiles

Optimizing P2P Voiceover Casting Site Profiles

As with many other industries, the internet ushered in some big changes to the world of voiceover, with one of the biggest being the emergence of Online Casting Sites, also known as P2P (Pay-to-Play) sites. While there are varying opinions of these types of sites, the fact remains that they are an incredibly valid source of VO work and are something that should at least be explored, if not adamantly pursued by voiceover talent. While you could simply type up a quick bio, upload a photo and your demo, and hope for the best - there are a few things you can do to take your profiles on these sites further, and increase your visibility and chances for success. Let’s take a look at what they are.

Live Directed Sessions: 3 Free Ways to Do Them

Live Directed Sessions: 3 Free Ways to Do Them

It’s becoming more and more common for clients to request talent with “live directed session” capabilities. This means that instead of getting a script, recording the project, and sending the files off to the client, they instead will be listening in while you record and will be “virtually” in the booth with you. Fortunately, the internet and advances in technology have made it increasingly easier to set these sorts of sessions up, and you can even do so with some free options. Let’s dig in to a little more detail about live sessions, and then look at 3 free options to set them up - A Phone Call, Skype, and Source Connect NOW, along with the pros and cons of each. There are also some handy step-by-step guides along with screenshots included in the resource package, which you can download at the bottom the post.

Productivity and the Voice-Over Talent: Applying Common Productivity Techniques to your VO Business

Productivity and the Voice-Over Talent: Applying Common Productivity Techniques to your VO Business

As a professional voice-over talent, you are an entrepreneur and a business person. As such, it is essential that you are efficient with both your time and energy in order to maximize results for your business.  Let's take a look at some popular productivity techniques utilized by entrepreneurs and professionals in all industries, and explore some methods we can use to apply them specifically to our business as a voice-over talent.

7 Voice-Over Warm Ups to Prepare your Voice to Perform at its Best

7 Voice-Over Warm Ups to Prepare your Voice to Perform at its Best

Just like athletes, musicians, and other professionals take time to warm up before they perform or compete, so must a voice talent in order to ensure his or her voice is ready to be at its best. In this post, we'll look at 7 different exercises you can use to warm up your voice along with Audio Examples of each, as well as some tips and strategies for how to use them.

Email Marketing for Voice-Over Talent

Email Marketing for Voice-Over Talent

Marketing is often one of the most intimidating and confusing aspects of running your own business as a voice-over talent, but also one of the most essential. There are many ways to do so, and one that can be extremely beneficial to your business is email marketing.

Bootstrapping a Career in VO: Start Where you Are, Grow as you Go

Bootstrapping a Career in VO: Start Where you Are, Grow as you Go

If you're interested in pursuing a career as a VO Talent, it can be tempting to be a perfectionist and want to have everything just right before you get yourself out there and start looking for work. It can also be daunting and confusing to even know where to begin.

The VO Annual Checkup: What to Review to Keep your Business Running Smoothly

The VO Annual Checkup: What to Review to Keep your Business Running Smoothly

Just like you go to see your doctor every year for an annual checkup to ensure your health is in top form, there are certain aspects of your VO business that you need to review every year as well to keep things running smoothly.

3 Ways to Double Check Your Auditions to Ensure they're Great

3 Ways to Double Check Your Auditions to Ensure they're Great

When you send off an audition for a job, are you sure it's your best? Better yet, are you sure it's giving you your best shot at landing the gig?

As VO Talent, we've all been there - a great job posting comes your way and you think you're perfect for it. You pre-read the script a few times and then step in front of the mic to record your audition. After you've recorded and edited your audio, you send it off and hope for the best.

But maybe you skipped a few steps, maybe there's still a couple of things you can do to make sure you nailed the audition. Here's 3 ways you can double check your auditions after recording and editing them, to make sure you're putting your best foot forward.

Using an Expander/Gate to Reduce Background Noise in your Recordings

Professional audio quality in a voice-over dictates that it should sound clean, clear, and most importantly - free of background noise.

But for most freelance VO Talent working out of a home studio, the environment they record in may not provide such audio quality right off the bat. While you should always address issues with your audio quality at the source, there are some steps you can take to further reduce background noise in your audio during the editing and post-production stage.

Removing Mouth Noise during the Editing Process

If you've been recording voice-overs for any length of time, there's no doubt you've encountered "Mouth Noise" on some of your recordings.

While it's often preferable to treat these issues at the source during your performance, there is still hope if some sneaky "clicks" or "pops" make their way into that perfect take - you can remove them during the editing process.

The 2 main ways to fix these issues during the editing stage, are what I call the "Deletion Method" and the "Waveform Editing Method" and today, we'll take a look at how to perform both.

My VO Story and What You Can Expect From This Blog

My VO Story and What You Can Expect From This Blog

Hey!

If you're reading this post, then chances are you're planning to become, or already are a working voice-over talent. If so, you're in the right place! Let me tell you a little about how I got my start as a VO Talent and how I hope to help others along their VO Journey through this Blog.