Can You Imagine Doing Freelance Voice-Over Work at Fiverr?

Before choosing a new life path, we often explore the idea in imagination. Let’s imagine voice-over work. Everybody has a voice. Most want to be heard. Most are also shy about being seen. Voice-over work might appeal to many people, if they thought about it.

Does using your voice to earn money-and command a little attention-interest you? It’s often just as much fun as it sounds, resembling, as it does, what we loved to do as kids. (Occasionally, it is also work.)

I started a voice-over gig at Fiverr.com after retiring from private practice psychotherapy. I wanted to improve the audio when recording video classes at home. Instead of paying $15,000 to develop my voice-over technique, I decided to freelance, learned voice work, earned $7,000, and had a grand adventure.

I became the voice of newsmen and presidents, generals and soldiers, assorted aliens and video-game voices galore! Now, I make my own video classes that incorporate what I learned by being the voice for other people’s messages.

Voice recording is an easy freelance skill to deliver since our voice is a “wind instrument” that-unlike the oboe-we all practice daily. You can begin with whatever microphones and skills you find lying fallow about the home and then learn like crazy on the job. Study, while you are doing the work, is easier; concepts are more immediately relevant in this teachable moment.

Fiverr freelancers, and millions more, are earning while learning (whatever skills they want to perfect). Voicing can be as simple as reading an announcement or as limitless as the world of voice acting. For those who are part performer and partly shy, voice acting lets introverts perform while hiding.

Einstein used his famous “gedankenexperiments,” or “thought experiments,” to explore bold new ideas, and, since I like dropping his name, let’s use a thought experiment to imagine how you might first consider doing voice work. We’re just thinking out loud here. This is only a pre-test; do not adjust your mind-set. We’re only “pre-preparing” for voice work.

Can you imagine using your voice as a tool? Did you ever love reading stories to someone? Have you had a seductive encounter with a microphone’s power to magnify and transform your voice and, therefore, how you experience yourself? Even if you normally avoid attention, is there not some part of you that, at the least, longs to be listened to, and maybe even to perform?

How to imagine “Audio Acting” and/or Renting your voice to “Announce.”

1. Listen with new attention to television voice-overs, and to radio (all voice-over, all the time). Can you imagine yourself doing some of those parts? Repeat a line or two now and then. What do you feel?

2. Discover announcers with voices similar to yours and study how they “use their instrument.”

3. Imagine voice acting in which you become different characters. What characters would appeal to you?

4. Experiment by reading aloud from a short script or poem or story that lets you bring one or more characters to life. Does that bring you to life? Observe your enthusiasm.

5. Record yourself “announcing” a few different kinds of information, and dare to listen, repeatedly.

6. Find your natural voice. Broadcast style has evolved from a pompous grandiosity to more “authentic-sounding” voices. Unusual or imperfect-seeming voices sometimes benefit from their uniqueness.

7. Explore your not-so-natural voices! Play at voice-performing several different characters. Record, listen, and notice what you notice. Keep checking for hints of excitement. Return from imagination when ready.

If voice-over work still or increasingly intrigues you, it might be worth looking into. There are many places to freelance online. You can explore Fiverr or search on “freelance” and “voice-over” to investigate further. The skills you develop freelancing at Fiverr can later be used to compete for higher-paying online voice work as well as other projects.

If this imaginary “test drive” speaks to you-notice the voice in which it speaks because we all have an interior voice-over commentary! Another important discovery to observe. All things begin in imagination. You can now choose to leave voice-over work right there, or begin to imagine some audio adventures in your future.

Making Money Online Is Much Easier Than You Think

When you wish to make money online you may be thinking of it because you want to get paid well. It can also just be something you want to do to help you get a few extra bills paid. Whatever the case may be, this article can guide you through this.

Look out for online scams. There are plenty of opportunities to make money online, but not all of them are legitimate. To prevent missteps, research any company you plan to do business with, beforehand.

Sign up to become a mystery shopper. This is a great way to make money as you will have to shop at various places and take notes on your shopping experience. When you are finished, you will have to write up a report on the computer, which you will be compensated for.

Do freelance writing in your spare time to earn a decent amount of cash. There are websites that you can sign up for where you can choose from a wide variety of topics to write on. Typically, the higher paying sites will request that you take a test to determine your writing ability.

Make good use of your down time. Many online sources of income can be done without a lot of focus. For example, surveys and other small tasks can be accomplished without a lot of effort. Try doing some of them while watching TV. Though you will not become rich, you can make some extra money in your free time.

Design and build websites for people on the web to make some extra cash on the side. This is a great way to showcase the skills that you have using programs like Kompozer. Take a class beforehand on website design if you want to brush up on your skills before starting up.

One good way to make money online is by writing blog posts or articles. There are a few sites such as Helium and Associated Content that will pay for blog posts and articles that you write. You can earn up to $200 for articles on topics they are looking for.

Today there are many assistant positions available online. If you are good at office tasks and are technically savvy, you could be a virtual assistant providing office support, telephone or VoIP support and possible customer service. You may need some training to perform these functions; however, a non-profit group called International Virtual Assistance Association can help you get the training and certifications you may need.

Making money online is something you can’t just do overnight. You have to stick to your plan and remember that perseverance will get you through the tough times. The harder you work at it, the more you will make, so steel your determination and keep reading article like this one to learn more.

Getting paid money to work online isn’t the easiest thing to do in the world, but it is possible. If this is something you wish to work with, then the tips presented above should have helped you. Take some time, do things the right way and then you can succeed.