S’all About ME (not!)

S’all About ME (not!)

A voice-actor troll pops his head into a popular online forum for voice talent every once in a while to stir the pot. His general take on trying to hold the line on VO compensation rates so as not to ruin it for everyone is:  “…I’m looking out for...
Yes, There’s WORK Involved.  Just Do It!

Yes, There’s WORK Involved. Just Do It!

Some people are not gonna want to hear this. Others know it, but don’t practice it. Still others know it, and WANT to do it, but procrastinate. I’ve blogged about this before, and it’s a bedrock, foundational belief of mine. But then again, I grew up...
3 Bedrock Foundations for VO Business Success

3 Bedrock Foundations for VO Business Success

Maybe you’re noticing it too.  A total erosion of people taking the high road. I’m not just talking about politics.  I’m talking about business ethics.  Where is the civility anymore? Well, lemme tell you it IS there.  The people who CARE and LOVE and GIVE and SERVE...
Does VO Success Depend on Where You Live?

Does VO Success Depend on Where You Live?

Not nearly. Here’s why: The really great-paying jobs still require you to live in NYC or LA. (with some notable exceptions).The good news is that enterprising freelance VO’s from Gainesville, FL to Port Angeles, Washington are making a good living as a voice actor....
Freelance Marketing in a Covid Culture

Freelance Marketing in a Covid Culture

Is freelance marketing affected by the Coronavirus, and if so, is business up, down, or changing? The pandemic that transformed millions of people into virtual employees has accelerated the future of work. Meanwhile, traditional gig workers have cut back on labor due...
The Discerning Audition Talent

The Discerning Audition Talent

The directions say it right there: “…young, hip, urban sounding male with attitude.  No announcery.  Casual & conversational, like you’re talking to friends on the street…” Let’s say for the sake of my example, that you hit the...
The Value of Your Talent

The Value of Your Talent

  Today’s blog offers an example of how to stand up for your talent, your hours of practice, your pro equipment, and your years of experience. A lot of clients don’t understand that, and think what we do is “…just talking…”  That...