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You can build a VO business part-time. If...

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It's possible to build a VO business part-time. But there are some things you have to do a little differently than if you were building your Voiceover business full-time. Anne discusses exactly how to make the most of the time you have.


Balancing a Part-Time Voiceover Career with a Full-Time Job

In today’s fast-paced world, many talented individuals are seeking ways to supplement their regular jobs with a side hustle that they are passionate about. Such is the case with voiceover artists who are juggling their regular full-time jobs with their part-time voiceover careers. It’s an exhilarating world, full of opportunities and challenges. Today, we delve into the strategies to successfully balance a part-time voiceover business with a full-time job.

As a voiceover artist who also manages a regular job, the key to success lies in organization and time management. You should be able to seamlessly fit in auditions during short breaks, and communicate effectively with clients about delivery times. It's a delicate balance and one that requires careful planning and commitment.

Firstly, you need to work out when you can do auditions. If you are working from home, it may be easier because your studio is probably close by and you can take breaks to do auditions. However, if you are in an office setting, responding to auditions can be tricky. You may need to either wake up early to do auditions before work or take some time during your lunch break. If you have a portable setup, you could even run to your car and do auditions there.

The next step is to schedule a specific time each day for auditions, client interactions, and marketing efforts. This will ensure that you are dedicating the right amount of time and attention to your voiceover business. Once you get an audition, you will have to coordinate with the client to schedule a time when you can complete and deliver the job.

In the early stages of your voiceover career, you may find yourself spending more time on marketing than auditions. This is normal, as getting your name out there is crucial to landing more gigs. Make sure you allocate time for marketing efforts, such as creating a website, updating your portfolio, networking, and so on.

Remember, building a successful part-time voiceover business while working full-time is not a sprint, but a marathon. Your journey may take longer due to time constraints, and it may even affect your performance. However, extend some kindness to yourself. You're managing two demanding roles, and that in itself is commendable.

Lastly, remind yourself why you embarked on this journey in the first place. Voiceover work can be a wonderful way to express your creative side, and the rewards, both financially and emotionally, can be significant.

Balancing a part-time voiceover career with a full-time job is indeed a challenging task. However, with the right mindset, effective time management, and a whole lot of passion, it's a task that can be successfully managed. It may take time, but the journey is well worth the effort. Keep going, and don't forget to enjoy the ride!

Thanks for reading!

Keep on rocking your business like a #VOBOSS

About Anne Ganguzza

Recipient of multiple Voice Arts Awards for Outstanding Narration Demo - Anne Ganguzza is California-based Voice Over Coach and award-winning Director & Producer specializing in target-marketed voiceover Demo Production. Anne's production team creates SOVAS-nominated demos across several genres, including Commercial, Corporate Narration, and eLearning, and her VO BOSS podcast is the winner of SOVAS Outstanding Podcast in 2022.



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