Voice Over Work From Home
Every time you hear an advert on the television, listen to an audio book, watch a slideshow on Youtube, watch an instructional video on a website, or even phone a company or leave an answerphone message, the chances are you're listening to the voice of a voice over artist, or voice talent person. Voice over work from home is a feasible route to explore - every voice over job is done on a job-by-job basis and there are needs for all accents and all types of voices.
Even famous people do a lot of voice over work, look at Ringo Star and Thomas the Tank Engine! Or Richard Briars and Roobarb, Even in adverts, many famous people do voice over work, it's legitimate work and there's a large slice of the market that is reachable if you want to work from home and still be paid well.
What Is Voice Over Work?
Quite simply it is the reading and recording of a (usually) short script. Voice over workers are picked for their voice/accent and paid quite high rates for that work.You can work directly with companies who want voice over artists, or you can sign up with a voice over talent agency. Which you choose will depend on the choices you make as you explore the market and the jobs available. As a Freelance Voice Over Artist you will find your own jobs, working through an agency they will find the jobs and take a fat slice of your income for that pleasure.
You will be expected to have a recording of your voice available to potential employers. You can probably make your initial/test recordings using your own PC and microphone - although there is a lot of help and information available about the best microphone to use, or the best techniques.When making a recording, you could simply read out some short passages - say the headline and first paragraph of the news, or even mimic current television and radio ads. You'd be hired for how you sound so employers are only interested in how you sound.