Being a voice talent isn’t just about having a voice and a microphone. If you plan on succeeding in this business you need to remember just that… it’s a business!
You’re an entrepreneur.
Often, you’re also a one man show. Chief cook and bottle washer, as they say.
Don’t have a business degree to back you up? No worries. You’d be amazed how much you can learn by reading a few good books!
5 Books That Can Help Grow Your Voice Over Business
The Richest Man in Babylon: I wasn’t always the greatest money manger. In fact, I was pretty careless in my younger years. Putting some of the very basic, yet brilliant principles in this book into practice had a profound impact on my financial situation. Get It
The Accidental Millionaire: This is one of those books that took me longer to read than usual because every other paragraph I had to stop and write a note. I was that inspired. This got ideas flowing big time. It’s loaded with simple, practical advice on building your business. Get It
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World: Michael Hyatt is a very influential blogger and a bit of a legend on Twitter. If there’s any man that can help you build your platform, which is exactly what you need, Michael is the guy. This book is loaded with great advice and resources. Get It
Just Blow it Up: Firepower for Living an Unlimited Life: A few weeks ago I went to Erie for the weekend to spend some time relaxing, dreaming and brainstorming. This book was a HUGE part of that experience. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. If you’ve got barriers standing in the way of you achieving your dreams, this book will help you remove them. Get It
How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk: As a Voice Actor, self promotion is a big piece of the puzzle when it comes to seeking out new clients and growing your business. It’s also something a lot of us aren’t comfortable doing. Read this book, change your perspective and be amazed at what happens! Get It
Don’t Just Read Voice Over Books
One of the most common mistakes I see voice actors making, particularly new ones, is that they only read books about voice over. Those books are great, don’t get me wrong. But what you’re trying to do in building a business is so much bigger than simply learning how to be a better VO.
Expand your reading horizons to books about marketing, business, entrepreneurship and finance, just to name a few.
It will help you grow your business.