We are back again with another issue of ‘Turning Your Knowledge Into Profits' ...
Here's How To Cash In On Your Voice In Your Spare Time – And Have Fun Doing It!
Do you know you have a great voice and wish you could monetize it? Are you already in radio or news broadcasting and you would like to use your credibility to make more money with that amazing voice you have?
This post is dedicated to a news reporter who connected with me recently. He wanted to know abut other ways that he could monetize his voice and broadcasting experience. He contacted me shortly after I had just helped a student of mine find a voice-over person to do some of his radio commercials. And I helped another student to find a voice over talent to record a promotional video for his website. Anyway, I wanted to give this newcaster some great resources, and I know there are a lot of you out there that could benefit from this as well.
My first experience in making money with my voice was when I was in high school. I did a radio commercial for a flea market called the 45th street flea market in West Palm Beach, Florida. My lyttle sister Lorette has never let me live that one down and still refers to me as the voice of the flea market!
Now, I have no problem speaking, doing interviews, commercials, but there are many people out there who are not confident speakers, or who just feel that they don't have a voice, tone or just the desire to use their voice for promotions, products, etc. So, they look to hire voice talent to do the job for them!
So keep reading if:
You are interested in using your voice to make money
You are interested in hiring voice talent to do promotions, or record products for you
There is a market for everything and for those gifted with rich, resonating voices, careers in radio broadcast, and news reporting can monetize their voice! Talented voice over artists have many possible venues for finding work, from short term gigs like those done on Fiverr, to longer projects like work offered on Elance, Guru and Odesk. Here’s a little breakdown of the type of work your dreamy, dulcet tones could land.
There are many opportunities to use your voice to make a living. The more versatile you are, the more work you’ll be able to get, so see if you are able to do a realistic accent or if you can develop a certain tone. Always know that the voice may get you there, but practice on delivery. Many advertising spots have a certain number of seconds for a message to be delivered – make sure you can hit the timing mark clearly and effortlessly.
Now I'll end this post with a Youtube video from a fiverr voice over superstar! Watch Mese's video:
Now go out and make some money with that voice! And as always – talk to me.. if you have any questions or comments please post them below!