Are you looking for voice over jobs? You can actually do it from home as a Work from home work. It’s not always necessary to go to an actual studio. Many people earn extra money by voice over from home!
Today’s post breaks down how it works, what you can earn, who’s cut out for it, and of course, where to find work.
What are voice over jobs?
Voice work, or “voice acting” as it’s sometimes referred to, is pretty self-explanatory. Most of the time, you hear someone’s voice narrating a live event from a commercial, audio book, movie or television program, video game, or even a script.
In short, you get paid to lend your voice to a project that needs a voice.
Although it’s often done outside the home, it’s not that difficult to find voice over work that you can do from home.
How Much Do Voice Over Jobs Pay?
According to Payscale.com, voice over talent averages around $30 an hour. That said, what you earn will vary greatly depending on the company you work for, your experience, and other factors.
It goes without saying, but you’ll obviously make a lot more money lending your voice to a commercial or TV project than selling voice talent on a site like Fiver.
Part-time or even full-time income is certainly possible in the voice over industry. Voice over work can earn you good money if you keep at it!
Are voice actors in demand?
Vocalists are always in demand. Voice work is constantly needed for audiobook narrators, commercials and radio commercials, cartoons, podcasts, video games, and more.
That said, there are plenty of people on the internet, trying to get work in the voice over industry – especially since covid. So while voice actors are in demand, there is a lot of competition for jobs.
But, that doesn’t mean you can’t succeed!
What qualifications do you need to be a voice actor?
You have a pleasant speaking voice, that’s a start! Beyond that, you need to understand that any kind of freelance work is a constant rush, especially in the beginning. You have to be up for that.
There’s a certain amount of patience, consistency in applying for jobs and finding clients, and a “don’t quit” attitude that you need to see real long-term success here. You also need a little creativity.
If you’ve ever tried to strike out on your own as a freelancer in any field, you already know that a steady supply of clients/jobs is important to ensure you can keep paying the bills. Voice over work is no different in that regard.
What equipment do voice over artists need?
If you do voice over work from home, you need to invest money in some equipment. You don’t necessarily need a professional studio just to start, but it’s good to have something.
At the very least, you should have:
All of the home studio equipment listed above can be easily found on Amazon.
Gravy for the brain Here’s a more comprehensive list you might want to read. But the items listed above may be enough to get you going.
Later, after you have some income, you may be able to invest in better equipment.
How can I get a voice over job with no experience?
If you’re looking for a voice over job with no experience, you’re not entirely out of luck. However, it seems that most companies looking for voice actors prefer professionals with experience.
Some places where you can do voice work without any experience include Fiverr, Upwork and Voices.com.
If we find more companies that accept newcomers, we’ll try to send them to one of our weekly jobs at home updates. It’s free to sign up to start getting these updates in your email!
Voice over jobs from home
The websites listed below often have listings for voice over work from home. So if you want to start,
People often search Fiverr for voice over services. You can sign up as a Fiverr seller and list your voice over services and possibly get paid for your work.
This site is open to people worldwide. While the maximum amount you can list for your services on Fiverr is $5, you can always list various add-ons that make your many gigs pay much more than that.
With no prerequisites to sign up, Fiverr is probably one of the best voice over jobs for home beginners.
Go here to sign up for Fiverr, or read our Fiverr review.
Upwork is a freelance bidding site that often lists voice over jobs online.
Note that bidding on a job you find on Upwork is not a guarantee that it will be accepted. You should take some time to build your portfolio on the site and update your profile to make sure it is attractive to potential clients.
Also, beware of scams on Upwork. There are some fake employers out there who will pretend to hire you.
You can read our Upwork review, or start searching for voice over jobs with Upwork here.
Filmless hires freelance voice over artists worldwide. The job description states that having your own studio is ideal, but not required. Note that job listings say they prefer 5+ years of past voice work experience. Payment information is not listed and I could not find an estimate online.
go here To apply at Filmless.
4. Snap recording
Snap Recording occasionally hires people for voice over work from home. They specialize in telephone greetings.
Snap Recordings is open to voice talent from around the world. You must provide a demo reel before they will consider you. Unfortunately, they do not have salary information listed nor can I find that information online.
go here To apply to snap recording.
Voices.com is the largest directory/resource for talent, actors, producers and narrators online. As a member of this community, you will have access to new voice over job postings every day
You can sign up with a guest account on Voices.com for free, but they also have premium accounts that make it easier to find more work and get hired.
You can read our Voices.com review, or sign up with Voices.com here.
Voice123 is another marketplace similar to Voices.com (above) for finding voice work. And like Voices.com, they have several membership options, including a free option.
This site does not charge commission or agent fees. You are paid directly by the client and the pay rate is negotiable.
go here To register on the Voice123 platform as a voice actor.
7. Rabbit Studio
Bunny Studio seems like a nice option for voice over work. They allow you to set your own rates and get paid for every recording you make, even auditions!
go here To sign up for Bunny Studio.
8. Voice artist
Voice Crafters has been operating since 2008. They are a multilingual company! They only want professional voice actors.
To be considered for voice over work through this company, you must have at least five years of professional experience. You should have your own professional recording studio at home.
go here For more information on signing up with Voice Crafter. Their application page currently states that they do not require voice talent from the US or UK at this time.
Free voiceover mini-course
Pay for Voice-Over is a free mini-course you can take if any of the following apply to you:
- You’ve thought about audiobook narration as a way to make money.
- You are generally interested in voice over work.
- You want to work from home, doing something flexible and fun.
If any of the above sounds good to you, there is a free mini-course you can take that explains a lot about getting started in this industry.
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