Recently in Debbie’s Voice

The Downside and Dark Side of Hiring Voice-Over Talent on Fiverr

Extremely limited budgets. No need for top quality. Filler or disposable work. These are three scenarios I outlined in Part 1 of this two-part article to show that cut-rate pricing sites like Fiverr may have a place in the voice-over world. And no matter how much the experienced, professional, full-time voice-over talent protests, the reality… Read more »

Why You Might Consider Hiring Voice-Over Talent on Fiverr (or Not)

Fiverr has been bashed repeatedly since its inception in 2010, thanks to its premise of selling voice-over recordings, and anything else you may need, for a mere $5. Fellow voice-over pros have bemoaned everything from the “digital slave wages” it offers to the smarmy feeling they’d be sure to get if they ever stooped so… Read more »

tales from vo talent trenches

Tales From the VO Talent Trenches: When Sickness Hits, Do You Push On or Go to Bed?

I’m one of those people who never gets sick. Well, hardly ever.  So when what I assumed was the flu took me down early last week, I thought I was going to have to do my usual routine and just power through it. That’s what has always worked on those rare occasions when I feel… Read more »

Use Pressure to Help Propel Your Professional Voice Over Talent Career

Use Pressure to Help Propel Your Professional Voice Over Talent Career

I was chatting with my young teenage daughter this weekend about the pressures life brings. Even as a kid, there’s that pressure to get good grades, be accepted by your peers, make the team, win the game/race, get cast in the high school musical, and so on. Pressure seems to start younger these days than… Read more »

Finding Balance with Artistic Work and Life

An Artist’s Simple Formula for Success and Balance

I’m always fascinated by artists… Of all kinds. This weekend, I was a spectator at Art Beat, a showcase of local artists in my community here in the Midwest. Represented on several blocks of downtown real estate on a rainy Saturday was everything from dance, music and theatre, to culinary arts, painting, ceramics, sculpture and… Read more »

Voice-Over Talent Income Ceiling

Does Your Voice-Over Talent Income Have a Self-Imposed Ceiling?

Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the VO world, or brand-new to the game, a common denominator for all of us, is that we’re in this business to get paid for doing something we’re good at and that we enjoy. But how much do we really want to be paid? Everyone has their own set… Read more »