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How to Get Into Voice Acting

Monday, December 7, 2020

Do you have a unique, inspiring, or pleasant voice? If so, you may just find luck as a voice actor--and some of the biggest companies need voice actors for their radio and television advertising!

When you take a look at the kind of range voice actors bring to the industry, you'll see that there's room for all sorts of voices. If you think your voice is one of them, you've come to the right place.

We've got some of our best voice acting tips right here in this easy-to-follow guide on how to get into voice acting!

Keep reading to find out what your first steps should be.

Why Voice Acting?

Voice acting is a lucrative career that allows actors independence and flexibility. Even the most camera-shy people can make waves in the voice acting industry!

Plus, voice acting provides stability. From 2014-2017, there was a 900% increase in demand for voice-overs in the entertainment and marketing industry. If you can master the craft, you can find a steady stream of work right from home!

How to Get Into Voice Acting 

If voice acting sounds appealing to you, keep reading for our beginner's guide to voice acting. Remember that just like with any creative field, you'll have to put in the practice to see real results!

Choose a Focus

Most voice actors don't dive into their careers and immediately land a major voice acting role on a cartoon or motion picture. Your best bet is to start off with marketing in mind.

Companies big and small are always looking for voice actors that align with their branding. Generally, companies need voice actors for either television or radio commercials. Decide which avenue appeals the most to you and start doing your research into these niches.

Start With Lessons

Before you put yourself out there, you're going to want to invest in some coaching. Many people assume that they can learn how to master voice acting on their own, but the reality is that you're going to need a ton of feedback in the beginning!

Access Your Market

As your lessons progress, it's time to start reaching out to clients. Find out what kind of needs your local businesses have for voice acting. Put together a portfolio of sound bytes you can use to showcase your abilities and build a branded website.

As you book and complete jobs, you should link your work to your website as well. The more jobs you book and the more experience you have, the more likely it is that you'll land a gig with a major retailer!

Broaden Your Horizons and Become a Voice Actor

We hope we've helped you learn more about how to get into voice acting. Voice acting is a lucrative and stable industry with room for all sorts of voices! As long as you put in the effort, you're bound to see results.

Voice Talent Now helps match businesses with the perfect voice actors for their projects. Find out more about how it works and get started on your next ground-breaking commercial today!

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