We highly recommend that you diversify your presence on more than one voiceover freelancing platform other than Fiverr, and Upwork is a great place to start!
Lonnie explains his process of building a reputation (reviews) on Upwork, maxing out your monthly alloted proposals, and being highly accessible through video chat with prospective repeat clients. In many ways, Upwork is a BETTER platform for voiceover freelancers than Fiverr -- listen in to today's episode to find out why.
Lonnie has done over 600 audio projects in the past year since he has started. His voice-over work has been used by Airbnb and Fiverr. His goal is to always produce high-quality voice overs and has a passion for all things media.
Abraham Salazar has experienced quite a bit of success on both Fiverr and ACX. He currently works on an oil rig and still finds the time for freelancing, fun, and family. He has a few thoughts about practicing good time management when building your voiceover business, and he has a few ways to stand out, including providing a bilingual gig and handing out his special Fiverr business cards to local businesses. Listen in now!
Are you a current OR aspiring voiceover artist? Then you need to check out the "long-term" e-learning and audiobook platforms (including ACX/Audible) where you can land large jobs (5-10 hours production time) that most of your competition is afraid to apply for. As a result, you can TRULY become your own boss because you have weeks or months to complete your audiobook and can go at your own pace, set your own schedule.
In addition, Allen explains the ins and outs of Amazon's ACX platform where you can find your niche, pay your dues, and self-market your voiceover business into "success" territory. With Audible, you can get paid upfront or on a royalty split basis, narrate fiction or non-fiction, and stand out from the crowd in auditions by explaining to your client what you'll do to help market the book.
Speaking of marketing, if you aren't marketing your business 9 hours for every 1 hour of audio production, then today's episode belongs on your "must-listen immediately" playlist. Allen also tells us how to calculate your TRUE hourly rate (roughly 4 hours of time for every Per Finished Hour) and how to increase that productivity level through recording techniques such as punch-and-roll. Listen to today's episode right now and tell us what you think!
Can Domingo Castillo let you in on the mindset secrets to become the best voiceover artist you can be? Would it help to learn the secrets to get a better attitude, to increase your confidence, and get MAJOR satisfaction (and fulfillment) from the "good feeling" that comes from helping others?
Then you'll want to tune in right now to today's episode to listen to Domingo's story and absorb his many years of voiceover secrets!
Some of his past clients include NBC, ABC, AT&T, Mastercard, BMW and Sheraton Hotels.
He's here to talk about productivity and "character creation" mindset when it comes to voiceover freelancing, how one opportunity leads to the next (i.e. music, leading to podcast consulting, leading to voice editing, leading to tech support, leading to video editing), discipline, follow-up, harnessing Attention Deficit Disorder to get intense focus, and more.
You'll also discover how he's learned to "play the game" on various freelancing platforms by conforming to their algorithm, diversifying, and adding easy extras.
Dane Scott has several pieces of voiceover freelancing advice for you: have fun, learn people skills, don't "sleepwalk" through your business, enjoy the variety, and consider what extra "gigs" you might offer in your voiceover business, such as voice coaching or Message On Hold voiceovers.
He also teases a few of his favorite Fiverr techniques, such as early delivers and monthly followups with repeat clients.
Troy W. Hudson, The Voice Over with Personality, is a voiceover artist who is setup on just about "every" freelancing site, including Fiverr, Guru, Upwork, Freelancer, VoiceRealm, and so many others. Troy believes in blocking off time, having clear goals, and making sure you're always prospecting for new business.
Listen in as Troy explains how he got started with no budget, ramped up, dealt with minor setbacks, and is always learning to ensure he stays on the cutting edge.
Becoming your own boss, figuring out the voiceover world and the freelancing sites comes with its own sets of challenges. What equipment do you need? How do you overcome the out-of-touch coaches out there or the cesspool of negativity from some of your peers? Why consider a marketplace like Fiverr at all for voiceover work?
We also cover:
why you need to join a community of others who have "walked the walk" and can provide recommendations to your current business challenges
how to avoid "selling yourself short" with the right support group
where to find a coach that has traveled the path you want, with a system that is replicatable TODAY
the voiceover strategy you need to apply on any freelancing site (including Fiverr)