In addition to my long career as a voice-over actor, I also became savvy about how to create an online presence as an actor. Since 2008, I’ve been helping people set up WordPress websites. Plus, as a sideline, I’m an avid blogger and social media influencer.
It’s important to have a dynamic website as well as your social media profiles if you’re serious about your business. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram change all the time. That’s why you want a functional website as your home base on the web.
Nowadays, many performers are hired based on the power of their online presence. But most importantly, as artistic as we all may be, you need to treat your career like a business. I hope you enjoy the articles I’ve written below.
Resources to promote your voice-over career online
I’ll be updating these articles often and adding new ones so check back often.
How to Set Up A Voice-Over Website to Promote Your Business – Find out what you need to know to get your website online successfully.
How to set up your hosting account and a WordPress website in about 5 minutes on Bluehost – Once you’re ready to create your website, you’ll need a hosting account to launch it on. This tutorial takes you through easy steps to launch it yourself so you can save money. If I can do it, so can you.
Best online resources for your voice-over website – This is a list of tools that I use to promote my voice-over and blogging business online.
Want to be an instant voice-over actor? Start a podcast – You can create celebrity for yourself by starting a podcast so you don’t have to wait to be found by a casting director. It’s fun and you can talk about whatever interests you most. Plus, it’s great practice using your voice and recording equipment.
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Best Resources for the Business of Voice-Over Acting
I haven’t written a book about voice-acting or the business of voice-over because there are plenty out there already. Not all are accurate or ethical. However, the resources below are from people whom I know are pros.
- VoiceOver 101 on Backstage.com – Great up to date tips by Benjamin Lindsay posted on a publication used by professional actors everywhere.
- Voice Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition by Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt – Both of these actors have extensive experience as voice actors and work all the time.
- The Voiceover Resource Guide by Dave Sebastion Williams – This publication has been around for decades and is the BEST resource for up-to-date listings of studios, agents, casting directors, coaches, and more.
- VO Buzz Weekly – Chuck Duran and Stacey J. Aswad do a fabulous award-winning video podcast with top voice-over performers, casting directors, and agents. Learn all you need to know about the voice over business here.