Would You Take This $1,500 Voice
Over Job? Or Hold Out For More $$$?
September 14, 2016
By Dave Courvoisier
Voice Actor & TV News Anchor
Interested in making $1,500? Sure!
But what if you knew for a fact that the $1,500 voice over job being posted was for:
Nobody wants to get "taken." So in light of all those factors, would you still be willing to do the VO job for $1,500?
I'll agree. It's tempting. $1,500 for a half-hour's work in the studio looks pretty good.
But considering that any respectable rate sheet has this priced at $25,000 or more (depending on how you figure it) ... why not hold out for the best compensation?
Why? Because ...
$25 PER HOUR ...
Wanna know where this all ends?
In my mailbox on Monday from a Google alert for the keyword "VoiceOver":
Need voice over work asap. If you can come in today that is great. Pay is $25/hr, estimating 3 hours. Please send any samples and availability.Wow! How 'bout that! $75 for three hours!
I don't know about you, but my time is worth more than that.
PAYING FOR A PARTNER
Good, honorable clients/producers/advertisers/voice-seekers ARE OUT THERE, who understand what they're paying for.
They're paying for a partner:
$1500 is a lot of money if you don't mind that the next job will be $1,000, then $600, then $225, then $100.
Decide carefully. You don't work in a vacuum.
Dave Courvoisier is an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, writer, producer, voice actor, and the main weeknight news anchor on KLAS-TV, Channel 8, the Las Vegas CBS affiliate. He also writes Voice-Acting in Vegas, a daily blog of voice over adventures, observations and technology, and is author and publisher of the book, More Than Just A Voice: The Real Secret To VoiceOver Success.
More Than Just A Voice: http://courvo.com/more-than-just-a-voice
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