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Take the Leap | How to get Started doing Voice Overs

Take the Leap to get started in voice overs

What's the best way to get started doing voice overs? Well, the answer depends on you. Like any new venture, you'll have things to learn, skills to master and in this case, you'll probably need some new equipment.

Many people getting into the field have very little experience with any of this and it will take some time to learn. And that's why one option for getting into voice overs is to learn your new business "on the side" while you continue with whatever else is currently paying the bills. That's how I did it, and I'd like to tell you a little more about that.

I began with research. Lots and lots of research. I researched equipment, where to find jobs, how to set up my home studio. Luckily, I had a few friends who were incredibly helpful.

Now at this very early stage, I wasn't telling anyone, except my own family what I was planning to do. I'm not sure I knew enough about how I intended to proceed to even carry on a conversation with anyone about my idea. So I researched quietly until I was ready to reach out for help.

I have two friends who were incredibly helpful for me. One friend is actually a full-time voice artist himself and the other friend was a pro at audio and video editing. My first challenge - and the one that made it all seem real - was purchasing a microphone. With the guidance those two professionals, I ordered my mic.

I ordered my Shure PG42 from Sweetwater - you know I love that place. And when it came in the mail...and I opened the box...and held it for the first felt foreign. It was scary. Now what do I do with this thing? Well, first of all, celebrate! That was a big step!

Break this journey down into actionable steps. Choosing a microphone and actually getting it into your hands is a great first step. Celebrate. Then move on to the next step.

Need an overview of what the whole process of starting your voice over business will be like? Check out his FREE Mini Course - Intro to Voice overs.

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