Do you do your own demos?
Look, we all try to save where we can, and that means putting up with our less-than-stellar skills in something other that voice acting.
But it makes sense to hire a freelancer in another specialty to do a decent job of it, and that frees us up to do what we do best: voicing! In the process, you help support the gig economy, as long as you support fair rates.
Sure, you could edit your own audiobook narration, but since it takes almost twice as long as the narrtion itself, why not shop it out to a pro editor, and spend your time playing to your strengths?
I wouldn’t pretend to handle my own bookkeeping (altho, I know some of you do)…so I farm that out to make sure I get my taxes in on time.
Same with demos. My expertise doesn’t rise to that occasion either.
My point is that when it comes to something as important as having an excellent web presence, do you really want to do it yourself? Not me. I use Brett Bumeter of Softduit Media. His specialty is WordPress websites, and he blows me away with his acumen in this area.
But I understand if websites is where you’ve chosen to cut costs, and you won’t ever use Fiverr….right? OK, then…your work is cut out for you: which of the many online DIY website builders are the best/most cost effective/easiest to use?
You know what? I didn’t do THAT research either.
Instead, I stumbled across a fabulous resource that dissects all the most popular DIY website builders.
Author Robert Mening obviously did his homework, and that’s good news for you.
In the end, I still recommend you hire a pro web developer. But with the right skills, and one of these programs, you could probably make a real good run at your own website.