How long does it really take to make money in voice over?

How long does it really take to make money in voice over?

I’ve always been very clear that voice over is a freelance endeavor with no guarantees about how much money you’ll make.

Some people do quite well, but many others never make a penny.

(I’ve studied the difference between the two groups but that’s a subject for another blog)

Unlike your day job, there is no guaranteed paycheck and the results you get depend on talent, skill, a certain amount of business acumen and the time and effort you put into this.

One things for sure…as wonderful as your voice may be, without the right kind of effort on your part, no one is going to discover you and magically turn you into an overnight sensation.

But there is a way to stack the cards in your favor, to actually get real results in voice over you can count on over time.

And that’d the subject of this week’s video training blog,

Watch it here…

After you watch the video, I want to know your thoughts. Was this helpful?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments box. I want to read about what’s on your mind so I can support you.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

14 Responses to How long does it really take to make money in voice over?

  1. Susan, I love the honesty and sincerity in your videos. Looking forward to bootcamp, meeting your team and everything I’m going to learn. Thanks for all the great videos and the support. Theresa Dodge

  2. Thanks, Susan, for the good advice…and I would say that this applies also to the world of copywriting.

    I became interested in learning VO because of narrating my own video as a copywriter. I was told by my copywriting coach that it was all about developing a strong USP (unique selling proportion) and choosing your niche carefully. I am seeing the same is true in VO and your efforts in marketing yourself.

    I look forward to taking VO classes next month and appreciate your video messages. They are short, too the point, and a great way to connect.

    • My pleasure, Kim! Yes, selling is selling, no matter what the product. You need leads and a system for moving people from prospects to customers and then you have to work that system. It is always comforting to me that this is actually scientific. if you stay focused and do the activity, you’ll get results.- Susan

    • Thanks Tod. Glad you like it. I hope you follow through and get your own VO Business started soon- Susan

  3. Susan, keep on being straight with us! I see this as a friendly kick-in-the-pants.

    Voice over should be thought of as your own small business, where success is greatly influenced by the amount of time and effort put in.
    Please keep the articles coming!

  4. Well said. You definitely have to work at it and it does take time. You reap what you sow and the day you decide to give up is the day you missed out on your first opportunity.

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