It’s common to think that a voice actor spends all of their time in the booth, recording, and acting. However, voice actors these days are small business owners, and we spend most of our time outside of the booth. We have to market ourselves, network, and do all the tasks associated with keeping a small business afloat.
In today's video, we're gonna be talking about how much time you'll be spending in the booth and outside the booth.
When you're a new voice talent, when you're just starting out in voice acting, you're probably gonna spend 20% of the time in your booth and 80% of your time outside of your booth. The most important thing you're gonna have to do is to market yourself because you can have the best voice in the world but if nobody knows about you then, what good does it do.
When you are outside your booth, be sure that you are googling in your genre, googling potential clients, finding out more about your genre, educating yourself, watching other people perform, joining work out groups, looking for potential clients, and advertising. Do some social media, get yourself out there so that people can get their eyes on you.
You want to make sure that you are in the booth practicing auditioning and hopefully, you're coaching as well, but you also want to be outside of your booth getting leads, working on your marketing, and working on your website. Your website is super important. That's going to help direct people to your demos or to contact you so they can hire you.
Much love and Keep on rockin' your biz!
About the Author: Anne Ganguzza is a full-time voice talent and award-winning director and producer who works with students to develop their voice over and business skills - including VO demo training and production. She specializes in Conversational Commercial and Narration styles, including Corporate, E-Learning, Technology, Healthcare - Medical, Telephony, and On-Hold. Located in Orange County, CA, Anne offers private coaching and mentoring services to students in person and via Skype, ipDTL or Zoom.