How to do voice overs when you have a day job

How to do voice overs when you have a day job

They joke that in LA everyone is a hyphen.

Uber driver hyphen actor. Waiter hyphen actor. Task Rabbit hyphen actor.

They call it the gig economy-that side hustle people do while waiting to be discovered so they can live the life of their dreams.

Back in the day I did my time in the gig economy as a waitress, telemarketer and singer of telegrams for a company in New York city called “Renta-Yenta.”

Fine when you’re a 20-something. But what if you’re a 50-something with dreams of doing voice over in retirement?

You got 5, 10, 15 years to go in your current career with responsibilities, a mortgage and a family to support.

You’re busy but you’ve got your eye on the microphone and you really want to get things going before you retire.

In this week’s Inside Voice Over video training blog I’ll show you how to juggle your day job and your dream job. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what I have to say.

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After you watch the video, I want to know your thoughts. Was this helpful? Write to me in the comments box. I want to learn what’s on your mind so I can support you and share your best practices.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

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2 Responses to How to do voice overs when you have a day job

  1. Great advice Susan. Time Management is Avery essential skill VO Artist should have and develop. We all have 24 hours how we allocate that time is key to any success. Each day should end with a “Sense of Accomplishment.” Setting a GOAL to accomplish gives you something to work toward. Setting timelines to accomplish tasks/goals you set also encourages you to push on and keep moving forward. Your determination and drive gets you to where you want to be. Maintaining a positive attitude and flexibility to make changes when need also contribute to your “Sense of Accomplishment.” You can’t do it all but you can do what you can. And whatever you didn’t finish you can do the next day. It ain’t going nowhere and the world is not going to blow up if you don’t finish it today. No matter what you’ve done today be satisfied….You can only eat the elephant one bite at a time.

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