Business-end-of-things

Your VO Business Plan

When you figure it out,  share it with me, willya?  ‘Cause in all the years I’ve been after this VO thingy…I’ve never done one.  That might have something to do with the fact that I’m not pullling in near the revenue I should be, but so... read more

Farm It Out

This blog was going to be about your US Tax Form 1099 MISC, and how today was the deadline for getting it out to anybody you’ve paid more than $600 for contract services this year.  Similarly you should be getting a form 1099 from anyone who’s paid you... read more

Working YOUR Niche

Now that September is half over, I’m waxing nostalgic for the year that is slipping past. I often joke that I’m still trying to figure out where 1992 went, ’cause I can’t remember being IN that year…or what I did WITH it.  [But I... read more

When/What to ReTool?

Personally, I’m never too comfortable with the word “success”.  That means I’ve arrived, and that implies a certain stoppage of progress.  If you’ve “arrived”…then where do you go from there? [Well, I’m not opposed... read more

What’s in your [wallet] Signature?

We all know the importance of designing a useful signature for your professional VoiceOver emails. You know… that’s the info you include at the bottom of your email message.   Any email program worth its salt, let’s you design a custom signature with... read more

Gold, Metrics, Scale

How many times has the topic come up here about hard numbers, hard facts, and metrics as it relates to your Voice Over business?  Hmmm? Remember The Pareto Principle article?  That’s the rule of 80/20 that keeps coming up everywhere.   I mentioned that... read more

12 Ways to Succeed in Your First Audition (the phone call)

Working on getting a new client?  You’ll never even get a chance to send her/him a demo unless you get past your first audition. Huh? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.  It goes back to the old saying…”You never get a second chance at a first impression”. That... read more

General Specifics

If everyone has their own style of work…if everyone goes about creating their own success uniquely — then why is the internet so full of standardized one-size-fits-all advice? The answer for me lies in a medical analogy. Generally, aspirin will help with... read more

Classic Clueless Client

Below is an actual email from a client…wavering between two different styles for their production I’m supposed to voice: “Sorry for the delay – we were just about to send it over to you when we got in a debate over what sort of style we were looking... read more

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