How to Get Voiceover Jobs

There’s never been a better time to become a voice over artist, in large part because of just how easy it has become to set up and get started with your own home studio (it wasn’t quite so easy, say, fifteen years ago).

But it’s also due to the fact that there are now so many sub-specialties to explore. If you’re willing to do some experimenting and exploration, you may find a sub-niche that you can have a great deal of success with.

When most people think about becoming a voice over artist, the fields they generally think about are commercials or animation. Mostly because they’ve been told either a) Hey, you’ve got a really great voice!, or b) You can sure do a lot of voices! (Or occasionally both)

While both commercial and animation voiceover are thriving fields, there are a number of less-travelled areas of voiceover that are looking to hire voice actors. One of the busiest is audiobooks, an area that has numerous distinct advantages: You can set your own hours, you don’t need an agent, and you can set your own pay rate. Check out this interview with award-winning book narrator Hillary Huber to learn more:

There’s also e-learning and even telephony. Here’s an eye-opening interview with the awesome Anne Ganguzza, who specializes in both:

There’s also promo, live event announcing, video games, looping, documentary narration, and much, much more!