Well, the smart money is on Google. Let’s face it, whatever you’re searching for, that’s most likely where you’re going to start. Of course, depending on what you searched for, you could be looking at a selection of voice over’s pages, links to a bunch of voiceover agencies or you may well be looking at one of the many voiceover directory sites that have essentially transformed our industry.
These sites are often referred to as ‘Pay to Play’. They allow anyone looking for the services of a voice artist to post auditions. The service is free to the voice seeker as these sites make their money by charging the voice talent a subscription.
So the potential client – that’s hopefully you – will post what he or she is looking for, along with a script and a limit on how many auditions they want to hear and within what time frame. And then the fun begins, as each site’s clever algorithms (or it could just be the guy who makes the tea, we don’t really know) will send out the audition to people who match the description and then they choose to audition or not.
Now these sites are great and I myself belong to a number of them, mainly because I believe that it is important for my voice over business to be in front of as many potential clients as possible. You’ll find me on sites that include:
All Star Voices
I owe a lot to these sites, although of course my primary focus will always be the site that you’re on right now. None the less, if you have had a good listen to all of my demos and feel that I am not quite the voice that you’re looking for, then I would encourage you to try these sites for starters, and see how you get on.