Through all the complaining and through all the scandal these types of sites will continue to work. Do you want to know why?
Because they are customer focused.
Sites like voices.com, voices123.com, and Fiverr have a good lock on getting more and more customers because they are there to serve them.
What I mean is that these sites know exactly where their money is coming from. They strive every day to make it an easy UI UX experience for their customers.
Think about it. When a freelancer complains about any of these sites, it is because of how it is affecting them.
Sweetheart, I am sorry to tell you that you are just a service provider trying to use these sites to get work. You are the one that is looking for work. These sites have found a way to get customers. You need to do the same if you want to get off the teet of some of these sites.
We can all take a lesson from them though. They not only have figured out how to get people to...
Many voice actors and other freelancers struggle with ebbs and flows of the amount of voice-over work they get.
The fact is that the fluctuations are normal. Being in a service industry means that you have a B2B business. Unless you have a business that is a real commodity (people have to use it every day like toilet paper) then there are going to feast times and famine times.
This means you have to learn to deal with each time.
Depending on when you started your business and how long you have tried to stay in business, you have seen both of these times.
One of the things that cause freelancers trouble is that they are not very business savvy. Freelancers are normally technicians. This simply means you know how to do what you do (i.e. photographer, web developer, voice over, etc.)
What needs to happen is that a freelancer becomes an amazing business person and expert marketer.
Back in the early 90's, there was this movie called Only the...
Stick with me a bit because I have a few questions as well as advice. Today if you have a USB microphone, a sound card, and decent DAW (digital audio workstation i.e. audacity) many creators of eLearning projects can do more in-house.
There are a few tricks to getting much cleaner audio from less than pro gear. Now I always suggest using the best equipment you can to create a great professional voice over.
Now that is the list for being on the A-team :-)
The goal of this post is to reveal to you how you can do more in-house if you choose to.
The most important element of producing great audio is your recording environment. You want to be in the smallest room possible. Even a closet will work.
You have to make sure that you cover all hard surfaces. You can do this clothes hanging in the closet or by hanging something as simple as...
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