Compensation

What Are You Saying?

You.  The seasoned pro.  You, the experienced voice-actor.  You, the knowledgeable and worldly audio producer. What are you saying when you’re approached by someone who shows the proper respect, passion, drive, and sense-to-ask-the-right-question about getting... read more

Analogy Apology

Despite some really good discussion generated by my blog yesterday — Ostrich or Coyote? — I think it was a weak device for me to use to make my point.  I even said so IN the article: “…I’m not going to go too far with this analogy…most such... read more

Interested in Making $1,500?

Sure! But what if you knew for a fact that the $1500 voiceover job being posted was for: a major national advertiser all media use for 1 year included multiple versions In other words, what if you knew that recording the spot was actually worth much more than the rate... read more

Remember Your First VO Job?

Now…do you remember what you got paid for it? I do:  $25…and I was on cloud nine! Would l do that same job today for that rate?  No way.  Then would I have gotten the experience if I HADN’T TAKEN the $25? Probably not. This is ever the predicament of... read more

Gold in the VoiceOver Frontier

Philosophical differences are the toughest ones.  Just ask the Democrats and Republicans.  Both sides are forgetting that the people across the aisle are proud Americans…who see a possible future that’s different from the opposing viewpoint.  That... read more

Not So Cosmic

When someone doesn’t pay…what CAN you really do?  Send nice reminders Sent stern reminders Demand payment Threaten lawsuit That about exhausts my knowledge on the matter. Thankfully, it almost never comes up.  Three times it’s happened to me in 8... read more

New WoVO Rates Roundtable TODAY…

…and it’s a free live Webinar to the first 100 visitors! We’re gonna knock this one out of the park, ’cause our stellar panel is from the GVAA – Global Voice Acting Academy. Cristina Milizia, GVAA Founder, and her team of professional... read more

Reddit Razzing

Last week’s blogs were the intellectual overflow of VO Atlanta.  When you’re around that much inspiration, the mind just churns with ideas. And while the blog saw one of the highest readerships EVAR last week…there wasn’t universal agreement to... read more

This Just Doesn’t Add Up

Buried within the many 50 lb. bags of wisdom passed around at VO Atlanta are two maxims that always bring knowing nods from presenters and their audience of voice-actors. Rule #1 goes something like this:  “If you set your prices low as a newbie and first-time... read more

No, It’s Not Going Away

Post in a Facebook VO group from a seasoned pro: “…Auditioned for this thing from my agency last week. Today, I get a private, direct requested audition from a dead profile I left on voicesdotcom’s site today for the EXACT same thing, as a NON-union... read more

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