Want to work from home? Ever considered using your voice to make a living – Learn how to have an online business as a voiceover artist! If the entrepreneurial voice inside your head is still asking you what your next step to career freedom is…. using your ACTUAL voice to make a living as a work from home voice-over artist may be the answer.
When I first heard of voice of artists who work from home, I imagined someone needing a deep voice (like a movie trailer guy) or a high-pitched squeaky sound, like a cartoon character! Little did I know that there are countless full and part time voice over professionals making a living lending their voice to all kinds of projects- from Superbowl commercials to the girl who tells you what radio station you’re listening to, there are a lot of opportunities for people who want to work from home as a voice-over artist.
I personally know voice over professional who’s flexible career is admirable. She’s built her own schedule in business and uses an agent to acquire new clients. Her husband converted a beautiful old barn on her property in Florida into her professional, soundproof studio. She works Tuesday through Friday, and takes Mondays off (smart girl).
Her clients can expect a same-day turnaround for voice work if they send her a script before 4 pm, so she’s reliable but is found a way two work 4 days a week and still make a spectacular income. And her voice can literally be heard anywhere all over the world. It’s a fascinating profession the provides an immense level of flexibility and freedom.
But it doesn’t come incredibly easy. Although it sounds like reading a script into your computer may not take much work, it takes a bit to get trained on this trade. More professional voice-over artist also investment which could cost a couple hundred of words to a couple thousand. For the true professional work-at-home voice over artist, this cost has paid for itself well over many times. And it sure beats heading on into the office. For online businesses, this one runs relatively cheap to start.
It doesn’t take a 4 year degree, but you’ll have to do a little bit of training to learn how to be a voice-over artist if it’s something you feel you have the desire and of course the voice for (they honestly look for voices of all types, but get ready to get comfortable listening to your own voice!)
To get started as a work from home voice over artist, consider looking to a local Performing Arts Center that offers voice of her classes and taking one or finding one online. There’s also lots of vocal coaches who can work with you to help get you started.
Or…. meet other voice over professionals via online forms about work-from-home voice over artist and start your own research!
If you have experience doing voice overs, here’s some job links for work from home voice over artists:
If you know of any places I missed that can help others with their online business in voice over work – let us know in the comments below!