Give Yourself A Break

Let me preface this with, “I am not certified advice giver.” Take this advice at your own risk. I recently had the opportunity to go to a multi-day music festival with a friend. I was actually a bit hesitant to go as we got closer because I felt bad that I was going to beContinue reading “Give Yourself A Break”

You are a business, act like it.

Let me preface this with, “I do not consider myself an expert!” I have had experiences in my lifetime, and I have made some observations. My thoughts and opinions are based on what I have learned, what I have seen and how I perceive all of that to fit together. So If I say somethingContinue reading “You are a business, act like it.”

Patience and Perseverance

I heard a friend of mine the other day say, “All goals are achieved incrementally.” What he meant by that is most goals, there are a few exceptions, are completed in increments. This could be done daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly; but always incrementally. The important thing is that you keep moving forward and doingContinue reading “Patience and Perseverance”

Managing Voice Over with a Family

Let me preface this with, I am not an expert. I am a full-time teacher that is slowly working on creating my voice over business, and by slowly, I mean at a snail’s pace. This was one of the things that I have learned for me. I can’t just switch from a job that paysContinue reading “Managing Voice Over with a Family”

Why Are You Doing Voice Over?

If you are like me, you may have had some people tell that you have a great voice and should get into radio or something. Maybe you have just always had a fascination with cartoons and their voices or who voices them. Maybe you were listening to an audiobook and thought it might be funContinue reading “Why Are You Doing Voice Over?”

Dealing With Being Alone

For the past couple of days, I have been trying to think about what I was going to write about today. I was a bit worried. Then as I was scrolling through LinkedIn, another voice actor wrote about how lonely and difficult it can be doing voice over. So I immediately gravitated towards that andContinue reading “Dealing With Being Alone”

My Experience With P2P Sites

I ran across a couple of blogs today about P2P sites or Pay-to-Play sites in voice over. When I first thought about getting into voice acting, this was a real shiny nugget glimmering in a sea of pebbles in what I should do to get started. They are constantly put in your face as waysContinue reading “My Experience With P2P Sites”

The Need for Coaching aka A Bit of Background on How I Got into Voiceover.

My day job is a teacher. I am the STEAM teacher for grades 3-5 at our school. STEAM is a more kid friendly term for Critical Thinking using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math(STEAM). Prior to this position, I was a Third grade teacher. One of my favorite things to do as a teacher isContinue reading “The Need for Coaching aka A Bit of Background on How I Got into Voiceover.”

Becoming A Voiceover Takes Effort

The third installment in my “Becoming A Voiceover” series focuses around a big misconception that I had. This is also something that I have noticed from other people that I see inquiring about voiceover in Facebook groups and other forums. The misconception that I had was that once I became a voiceover, jobs would beContinue reading “Becoming A Voiceover Takes Effort”

Becoming a Voice Over Takes Money

When I started looking into becoming a voice over, one of the misconceptions I had was that it would be inexpensive. As a musician, I already had some of the “equipment” that I would need. A computer, a microphone, an interface to connect microphone to computer, and recording software. Now, in all actuality, many wouldContinue reading “Becoming a Voice Over Takes Money”