12 Sep It’s a Good Time to Be in Voiceover!
Finding positivity and a forward trajectory in a changing industry
You know that feeling you get when you realize you’re watching the future unfold? That’s the feeling we’re getting here at VOICEOVERS.com as we look out at the world of voiceover. The advent of the internet irreversibly changed the voiceover industry. Some of those changes are good, and some of them have been challenging. However, we believe that the good definitely outweighs the bad for professional Talent in this new age of voiceover. Here are a few reasons why we’re so excited:
Over the past decade or so, the internet has become the main base of operations for all kinds of industries and markets. It’s the world of the future out there! You can order lunch from your desk without ever picking up the phone. Renew your library books while you lie in bed. Connect with your customers online while you ride the bus. This makes it so much easier- and so much more essential- for every voiceover artist to be a voiceover entrepreneur.
A lot of negativity has been swirling around the voiceover cosmos recently, but it isn’t all doom and gloom out there. There is still so much good work to be found and done! Bloggers like Tom Dheere and Joshua Alexander are in the thick of it. They experience the world of voiceover everyday, and they come out at the end of each day with a positive outlook. Their articles provide encouraging and practical tips to finding hope and finding a place in the industry as it is now.
There are so many tools and resources on the internet that put the power of a small business owner into the hands of actors and creatives. We appreciate the contributions of experts like Dave Courvosier and Paul Strikwerda, who have a great backlog of resources on the technical and business aspects of voiceover that are easily accessible to all Talent.
Ultimately, the keys to succeeding in this brave, new world of voiceover are found in your attitude towards the industry and your place in it. If you are confident in your abilities, training, and skills, you don’t have anything to fear from the changes that are coming. You will learn to adapt. You can do that. You’re a professional, like industry thought-leaders J. Michael Collins, and Marc Scott. Professionalism and the positive power of the human voice will persevere through whatever technological changes come next.