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The Voice over Industry: Where Egos Run Wild


The voice over industry.

Where a guy like me can have a career that spans decades, and a wardrobe that rarely ventures beyond blue jeans & t-shirts, though I do enjoy sporting a tie & vest at my conference presentations. It's a wild ride, full of twists and turns that'll leave your head spinning.


Voice Over Industry Trends

Right now, everyone and their grandma wants to be a voiceover artist. Why? Because the barrier to entry is low, and the promise of easy cash is high. Newsflash: this ain't no get-rich-quick scheme. It takes skill, practice, and a whole lot of marketing mojo.


The Rise of the Home Studio

Gone are the days of voice actors patronizing fancy recording studios and commanding exorbitant hourly fees. Today, it's all about the home setup. Think closet-turned-studio, acoustic panels made from IKEA hacks, and a microphone your ordered online. It's about the gear and the pipes you're packing (that's vocal talent).


The Ego Has Landed

Voiceover artists? We're a special breed. We've got egos the size of Texas, and the insecurity of a teenager on prom night. One minute we're on top of the world, the next we're convinced we suck and should just quit now. It's a rollercoaster, folks, but hey, at least the view's interesting.


The Bottom Line

The voiceover industry? It's a wild, wacky world, full of ups and downs. But for those of us who thrive in the chaos, it's the perfect gig. There is nothing else in the world that I would rather do for living.


Thanks For Reading!

Ready to take your project to the next level? Let's get in touch! You can find me at www.tomdheere.com. Drop me a line, and let's chat about how I can bring your vision to life.

 

Tom Dheere is a voice actor with over 25 years of experience narrating just about every type of voiceover you can think of. He also helps other voice talents navigate the voiceover industry as the VO Strategist. When not voicing or talking about voicing, he produces the sci-fi comic book Agent 1.22.


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