How to work as a voiceover artist from home?
There are many routes to becoming a voiceover artist. If you started out as an actor like myself then you are at an advantage with you voice skills. However! There are many people who have very successful voiceover careers without being a trained actor.
There is so much to learn and it really does help to be technically minded to be able to record and edit your own work. The basic set up is pretty simple. You just need a laptop, a good microphone, some recording/editing equipment and your unique voice talent. Myself I use a Mac book pro, Adobe Audition, NT2A Rode mic and Scarlett 2i2 interface. Once you have bought your equipment and sound proofed your studio space, you will need to learn how to use it all!
I signed up to GRAVY FOR THE BRAIN and THE VOICEOVER NETWORK which are online training websites that offer webinars and blogs all about the voiceover business, how to edit your recordings etc. You don't need to sign up to both, check them both out and decide from there which you are most drawn to.
You will also need a great website. It took a while, but I created my voiceover website myself on wix.com. I will follow up with another blog on how to get your website popping!
Most importantly you will need clients! Yes lovely people that want to pay you for your wonderful talent. You can do this by signing up to pay to play sites, where you pay a monthly fee, getting a voiceover agent- which can be no easy feat for newbies or directly emailing production companies and casting directors yourself!
And this is only skimming the surface. It takes real hard work and dedication to become a successful voiceover artist, like any business, but the rewards in doing a job that you love are more than worth it.