I have over 10 years of experience in the Film Industry and a business degree. I will bring you an engaging, genuine style video.
Are you interested in getting into voiceover or maybe becoming a video spokesperson? You should do it! This has been a complete career change for me and I love it! You can get started with a minimum budget right away, and grow your tech gear as you grow your income and experience!
I was looking for a way to earn money from home, we were slowly coming out of the 2 years of the pandemic and I just wasn’t sure what I was going to do to earn some extra money for our family. I really didn’t want to work for someone else, I saw other making great income online and not having to leave their homes unless they chose too.
The first thing that I looked into was voiceover and audiobooks. I bought a simple usb mic downloaded the free software (audacity) and signed up for the site ACX. I watched a few youtube videos on how to edit the audio, and believe me it had to be simple or I wasn’t doing it. I don’t like editing, I am more of a creator so it had to be 3 steps and done. I auditioned for a few books and landed one fairly quickly! I was so excited and got to work. I learned a lot in that first book. I was not very organized and the first piece of advice is make a folder for your book and keep each chapter in there eventually move it to a hard drive so you can keep the space on your computer. Sometimes you need to fix a word or two that you may have pronounced incorrectly and you need to go back and find that chapter. So name them and number them in a way that you can find them easily and quickly. I have enjoyed the books that I narrated so far, its an amazing feeling to get paid to read a book that you enjoy. I have learned what kind of books I like to read and which I do not, and feel too much like work. I stay away from technical style books. I love mystery and light romance.
I started to look for more voiceover channels on youtube to learn as much as I could and what other jobs may be out there. I soon realized that there is a large community of voiceover actors and some of the jobs can be extremely profitable, but you do need to navigate the low budget ones too. I signed up for a few platforms trying to find my way. Fiverr.com, Voices.com, Voice123, Mandy.com, Backstage and a few more. So far I have had voiceover jobs on Voices.com, Fiverr and Mandy.com. These are jobs for elearning, youtube videos, phone messages and more. As my business grew I did upgrade my mic slightly and bought some foam padding for my closet. Oh yes we should talk about my recording space! You can spend alot of money buying a pre build recording studio if you have the funds available. They start around $5,000 each. But most of us begin by creating a space in a walk in closet, storage area etc. Mine is a space in the back of a storage room in the far end of the basement. I has concrete walls that I covered with foam pieces, sleeping bags and moving blankets. I had a sound engineer check it for free and my sound is perfect! It didn’t cost me much. If you are using a walk in closet the clothes really help with the sound.
I really enjoy voiceover and will continue to book jobs like the recent one I did for Sunrype Juice, but when I found spokesperson videos I found my true passion. I was hearing that clients were asking some of their voiceover actors if they would also go in front of the camera and I was finding that almost all said no way! I think that quite a few voice actors really love this profession because no one sees them and they can create the characters for the script in the privacy of their recording space. However, I enjoy being in front of the camera and thought this was something I would like to try! This is how my Video Spokesperson business got started.
Becoming a video spokesperson was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I had a ring light already because I have a small youtube channel that I am still learning how to grow and its a work in progress. So I put my phone in the ring light, made a video and put a new gig up on Fiverr.com. I said in my description that this was an authentic style, genuine video. And this is when my life changed! The orders started to come in right away! I had no idea that so many businesses were looking for this style of video. I create videos for all sizes of businesses that are promoting their programs. As my business has grown so have my clients. I also include large universities and corporate clients for elearning and explainer videos. At this point I have only been a video spokesperson for 3 months, in my second month I made just over $5,000. I have added a few pieces of equipment to my spokesperson business just to improve sound and background. I have 2 new microphones for my iphone that just plug straight in. I bought a backdrop with a white or green backdrop so I can do more explainer videos like this one: I also added 2 box lights to use with the backdrop for better lighting. But you don’t need to start with these. Just begin with you phone, and use the natural light from a window to light your face until you have the earnings to add a ring light! Keep it simple and authentic and you will be suprised how many jobs you book!
I have since created more gigs for my services on Fiverr such an unboxing videos, and I am on the path to becoming a Top Rated Fiverr seller in the next couple of months. This level starts with earnings of $20,000! The future looks very bright!
I hope you enjoyed this and if you need any help setting up your space reach out to me! I am not a tech expert, someone who believed she could do it so she did!
Best wishes on your business! See you out there!
Did you know that having authentic natural style videos will bring more customer engagement and gain trust quicker for your product or service than simple text will? Hi I am Lisa! I would love to help you promote your brand!