by | Jan 21, 2011 | Uncategorized

Actually today’s blog is an even, half ‘n’ half, two-fer.  Let me explain.

First, I’ve got the results of an interesting survey about how people do their search for voice over talent.

Secondly, how I GOT the results is a story in itself.



I asked 100 people how they would look for a voice over talent for their project:

A)  Ask a search engine using the word “voice over”?
B)  Ask a friend for a referral?

The results came out an exact 60/40. 

60% said they would ask a search engine, and 40% said they’d ask a friend for a referral.

Yeah, CourVO, but who ARE the people you surveyed…how old?…what gender, education, pay-scale, and ethnicity?  Hmmm???

THIS is where the second part of today’s two-fer comes in.


I didn’t get to choose my respondents, but I didn’t have to worry about that, ’cause  Pickfu handled it.  Yeah, Pickfu.

Pickfu.com is an amazingly simple site.  You pose one question.  Add two choices:  A & B, then pay $5 for 50 responses or $9 for 100 responses, and sit back and wait.  My survey took about 2 days to get the full (guaranteed, BTW) 100 responses, but a healthy number started coming in almost immediately.

And not just the hard numbers and the percentages.  Pickfu breaks down the exact demographics of your results in bar charts, pie charts, AND provides verbatims from each respondent as to why they replied the way they did.  All for $9!!!  ‘Seems like a bargain to me.

This was just a test…I came up with the Q & A off the top of my head in a couple of seconds, and within 4 minutes from when I landed on the site for the first time, my survey was launched.  Yeah…that easy.

The complete results of my Voice Over survey include a very thorough summary…more than I really expected for $9.00.  Be sure to scroll all the way down past the verbatims to the pie charts, and the demographics.  There are three tabs at the top that let you view the breakdowns.

Nifty, eh?




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