Last week, I was approached 3 times by eager new hopeful voice actors. People who were either told they have a great voice, and wanted to know how to get started, or who had already taken some training, and were enthusiastic about their new career. Here are excerpts from one such email:
I’m excited for this person. Maybe he’ll hit the ground running, and find financial success right away. Freelancers are growing by leaps and bounds. The “gig economy” has lots of appeal. See this article entitled: THE EXTINCTION OF THE TRADITIONAL WORKFORCE.
The reality for most freelancers, though — and especially for voice actors — is: this career is built on consistency, patience, and steady growth. I know of only a handful of voice actors who entered this profession, found incredible success, and began feeding their family, as well as paying all their bills within two years. A handful.