So I wrote about how I turned pro, and in addition to a lovely outpouring of cheers and supportive comments, I also received a number of questions about how I did it.
“How do I get into voiceover?” is a common question, and I am happy to share what I know, but instead of responding individually, I thought it would be easier to share my thoughts through written (and possibly recorded) responses. We will see how technologically advanced I can get. 🙂
I’m calling this series Turning Pro in VO. I’m going to start at the very beginning (it’s a very good place to start), so if you’re already taking classes or starting to book work, this might be too elementary for you. But I will share my thoughts, as well as my fave resources – people and places who have done this far longer, and know much more than I.
In general, I’ll cover:
- Getting started
- Building your skills
- When and how to get your demos
- Getting the word out – marketing yourself and keeping it real
- Booking work
- Common pitfalls and sand traps
This will be a combination of my thoughts, some resources and maybe an activity or two to get your creative juices flowing.
Disclaimers: no two paths to Turning Pro are the same, even in the same business or industry. My journey and yours likely won’t be exactly alike. But the more you learn from others, the more you can find what you need and apply it to your own situation.
If you want in, please share your best e-mail (and your name, so I don’t have to call you “Hey You,” that’s so impersonal) and we will get started. This is the first time I’m trying this so please – let me know your thoughts along the way. Let’s play!