The Other Definition of “Gig”

The Other Definition of “Gig”

Freelancing is Not Free You’re a freelance voice actor?  Oh!  Then you’re part of the gig economy; that strata of the working world that is uniquely coming of age in the 21st century.  You’re an independent, free-spirited,...

Taking the “Free” Out of Freelance

You don’t have to like it, but there’s no getting around the fact that what you’re doing as a voice-actor is a freelance vocation.  It’s good, actually.  You can enjoy all the advantages that come with it, while tolerating the few...
We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

Voice Actors are but one small corner of the freelance universe both cursed and blessed with internet disruption. Photographers might have gone through the biggest change over the last decade.  Add to that publishers, authors, graphics artists, and consultants.  The...
Reddit Razzing

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...
Let’s Chat About Rates

Let’s Chat About Rates

Voice actors are known for their supportive and enabling acts of kindness.  As a community, most other freelance professionals don’t come close.  But in one realm, voiceover talents keep their cards close to the vest. Rates. It’s not that we wouldn’t...
Don’t Discount Your Rates….Unless

Don’t Discount Your Rates….Unless

As freelance voice-actors we struggle and wring our hands over pricing our services…at least most of us do, and usually when we’re first finding our way in this business. Later, we come to realize the power of  saying “no”, the magic of setting...

Outsource Options

When you think about it…that’s what WE do.  Voice actors become an outsource, or outside resource for people looking to finish a certain product or project.  They seek our services because they don’t have the talent in-house to get it done. Smart! ...
Rates Rebound

Rates Rebound

Mention VO rates, and you’re bound to get a vibrant response.  Such was the case with yesterday’s blog “Low-Balling Liability?” Certain topical touchpoints in voice acting seem to hit a nerve, no matter how often they’re mentioned in...