Your search for a cheap voice over has lead you neatly to these pages, and I’m delighted to be able to help you. In a marketplace where more and more producers are asked to lower costs, it’s important to know that resources like this voice over site are here to help.
Right – that’s the paragraph that’ll show up on the search engine pages, now let’s get down to business.
Your search for a cheap voice artist will have no doubt offered you pages like Fiverr, Peopleperhour, or bendoverandtakeit.com, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll find what you’re looking for. But my question is this – why is it that your search criteria is based on price rather than quality? Surely if you really wanted to save money, you could download a free programme like Audacity, plug in a cheap mic that you can buy from Amazon and then just do it yourself.
That would be a whole lot more convenient too. No endless stream of auditions, no negotiating of rates and a turnaround time of literally minutes.
I see….so there is a little more to it then? Turns out that when you’re looking for a voice over, that quality is a bit more important than you first thought. It may well be a cliche to tell you that you get what you pay for, but let’s consider the price of true quality for a moment.
Now I can’t speak for my fellow voice artists because each of us has made different investments over the years in our respective businesses, but for my sake, here is a very rough breakdown of costs:
Microphone – £1,100
Acoustic treatment – £400
Hardware and Software – £3,000
Coaching – £3,000
Demo production – £2,500
Web Development and maintenance – £750
Voice over site memberships – £750
So before we look at the smaller costs like rent, electricity and other basic utilities, the investment made by a professional voice over to give you the quality that your company needs runs to five figures.
Now take a look at your industry. Think about the investments that you made in order to bring your quality product to market. It took time and money to get it out there – it’s something of which you are justifiably proud. Did you start trading by shouting from the rooftops that you are the cheapest there is at what you do, or did you want people to start buying from you as a quality provider of your goods and services?
So why expect it of your providers?
Oh sure, this could so easily turn into a rant about how people offering their voice over services for $5 are bringing the industry down, but you didn’t come here for that. You came here because you were looking for a cheap voice over, and to you I will ask this question:
Do you drive the cheapest car, wear the cheapest clothes, eat the cheapest food, sleep on the cheapest bed and are currently reading this on the cheapest computer you could find? Of course not, because for every money saving option that exists, there will always be a way to do it for less.
A good voice over can transform a mediocre telephone system into a revenue generating powerhouse. It can take an advert that goes in one ear and out the other and tickle the buying receptors in your customers’ brains. It can take a corporate presentation and apply the appropriate amount of magic to make every employee watching it feel motivated to perform even better for your company.
Can you put a price on all of that? It’s certainly more than $5.