5. Can I do voice-over part-time?

Our stock answer to this question for years has been, “Sure, if you’re Martin Sheen.” But then, of course, Martin Sheen has dedicated his life to being a working talent. He has diversified his efforts and has always made himself available to every medium the entertainment industry has to offer. This seems to have worked out quite well for him! So maybe that’s a good plan!

Maybe you SHOULD plan to do voice-over part-time!

Of course, if you happen to know a busy commercial producer who has enough work to keep you busy enough to use you on absolutely everything they do, and they do nothing but national spots for numerous major market products and services, then… Yes! Lucky YOU! You have happened into the honey-pot, my friend! Looks like voice over will make a perfect ‘part-time job’ for you without you even trying! In fact, if this is the case, you may be able to quit the day job sooner than you imagined!

However, for the rest of us, part-time is considered 20 hours a week.

If you were to dedicate no less than ten hours a week to working your vocal skills and another ten hours a week to properly promoting yourself as a voice-over as we detail in our book “The SOUND ADVICE Encyclopedia of Voice-over & the Business of Being a Working Talent”, then the chances of working full time as voice-over will increase dramatically.

So, we encourage you dedicate yourself to working on your career for no less than 20 hours

a week. Or part time, if you will, in order to garner the best results, regardless of whether you’re only just starting out or not, it takes a dedicated commitment.

At SOUND ADVICE, we don’t sugarcoat it. We give it to you straight.

To learn more about how to establish yourself as a working voice-over click here.