Myth #1: You need to have a big, beautiful voice
Did you know that you don’t need to have a beautiful voice to be successful in this business? It’s true. Advertisers today are looking for memorable or unique voices… not necessarily perfect voices. In the past, the advertising industry wanted beautiful voices to represent their products, but those days are over. Now clients want authentic and unique sounding voices… voices with an original, fresh sound.
There is a constant search for new, fresh sounding voices for different campaigns and brands. Which means LOTS of opportunities for new voiceover artists!
Myth #2: Only a small group of celebrities get all the work
Here are two reasons why this isn’t true. Firstly, most clients can’t afford the BIG fees celebrities charge. Secondly, it would be physically impossible for a small group of people to record the thousands of voiceovers we hear across all the different media platforms. From TV, radio, advertising, animations, commercials, online, etc.
There are so many opportunities out there for new artists to enter the industry. And with the right training and guidance, you can be earning a decent income fairly quickly.
Myth #3: You have to quit your job to work in voiceover
You don’t have to quit your job. Many voiceover artists started out working in the industry part-time. However, it helps if your current job has flexible hours or allows for long lunch breaks, so you can dash off for a voiceover or an audition when necessary.
Once your career takes off, and you’re earning more than your current salary, quitting your job would be wise. Nowadays, more voiceover work is being produced in little home studios without the artist stepping into a professional studio. And many artists are recording in the evening, once their work day is over.
The best part about voiceover is that you can earn great money working with just a couple of clients in only a few hours a month.
Myth #4: You need to be a professional actor or presenter
You really don’t. Recording voiceovers is very different from acting or performing. It requires a completely different set of skills. In fact, some actors and presenters have certain habits that they need to overcome in order to successfully do voiceovers.
There are some aspects of performance that can help a great deal in voiceovers but these can be taught to voice artists with no previous acting experience.
You don’t need previous acting or performing experience to enter this industry. If you have a decent voice, an ambition to succeed and are a fun-loving person, then you’ll do just fine in the industry!
Myth #5: You need to have a talent agent to get hired
You don’t need an agent to attract clients. In fact, most agents won’t represent someone without previous experience. This is great news for beginners because, unlike the acting industry, it’s common to be considered for work despite not having an agent.
So you actually don’t need an agent to get started. In my 6-week online training Bootcamp, I teach you how to attract high-paying clients—without an agent.
Agents can help to fast-track your career and you’ll learn the best ways to build these relationships and get an agent that will help take your career to the next level.