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Getting Paid Digitally

Getting Paid Digitally

Every time I see 2.9% shaved off the top of a PayPal payment I grit my teeth.There have been endless VO forum threads about this, and a vast majority say they just write this off as the cost of doing business.  They claim the charge on their yearly tax return as a transaction fee. Maybe so, but...

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SpeakPage  (seeking voice-actors)

SpeakPage (seeking voice-actors)

We're living in the middle of a paradigm shift.  Every generation does...they just don't always see the forest for the trees.     For us, the internet is disrupting most all the of the media channels that had been enjoying money-growing-on-trees status:  TV, radio, music, publishing, photography,...

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Not Your Grandfather’s SEO

Not Your Grandfather’s SEO

Search Engine Optimization...is it even do-able anymore?  Can any ONE person try to mount it on their own without hiring some specialist?  And how to you vet that person?  What do you even ask them?  How do you know THEY know the latest methods? Google has always controlled this marketplace, and...

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Media Realities

Media Realities

Have I mentioned that the TV station I work for as a news anchorman has been sold?  Little wonder.  We were a one-station group.  Now we're part of a media holding company that owns 110 TV stations.  Listening to the founder and CEO in a staff meeting Tuesday clued me in to the revenue streams...

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A CLOUD of Your Own

A CLOUD of Your Own

Don't get me wrong...I love DropBox, and Box.net, and SugarSync, and ZeroPC, Cubby, OneDrive and any of about 30 other great "cloud" solution for saving, backing-up, sharing, and accessing your data.  I love the idea of "cloud" so much I've blogged about it several times:  A Hard Drive is...

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Pedaling Faster

Pedaling Faster

Does anyone else notice the pace of things just getting out of hand? I suppose this is the problem with skirting the trending edge of the envelope in the first place.  It can leave you either looking like you're the smartest guy since Steve Jobs, or the biggest loser since Bernie Madoff. I like...

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SEO for Voice Actors:  Keyword Analysis

SEO for Voice Actors: Keyword Analysis

Today's blog is a guest blog.  For the 2nd time in five days, my wife is having surgery, and I need to be there (not related to last week, and not terribly serious -- still, she's under anesthesia).  So I'm offering an article sent to me recently by Sarah Williams, a writer at Gloc Media in the...

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Capturing iPad Video on your Computer

Capturing iPad Video on your Computer

 ...in the spirit of a recent rash of posts about a voice-actor's use of video, I humbly re-submit this blog which I wrote more than a year ago, and which is still every bit relevant. Screen capture programs are becoming more and more handy.  I'm referring to programs that can capture everything...

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Whadya Think of the Place?

Whadya Think of the Place?

To my surprise, it happened overnight. My expert virtuoso blog advisor (Brett Bumeter of SoftDuit) began the migration of my blog content to my new blog design. If you didn't get your usual blog subscription notice or couldn't quite find the blog today because of this change-over, it's not your...

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