You may have what you believe is a good voice but this doesn’t mean you can do voiceovers for any project that you want to advertise. Just like you cannot allow your dentist to fix your car or let a plumber teach your child professional dance moves, the same principles apply when it comes to voiceovers. Even if you have a great voice, unless you have received training on how to do voiceovers, you are better off letting professionals do it for you. A voiceover is basically an artistic or professional way to tell any story or describe a product in such a way that people will get interested in buying it. Voiceovers help to create both knowledge and interest about products or services using the combination of tone and sound of your voice.
There are many good reasons why you should employ professional voiceovers as opposed to trying the project on your own:
Professional: You may have a good message but unless you have been trained it will not sound professional. Even if you are going to pay for professional voiceovers, it will end up costing you less eventually because the job will be done professionally and you will get the desired outcomes. Any voice overs that don’t sound fantastic eventually destroy the product or even brand name.
Save money: You need to hire a professional voiceover of you want to save yourself money or even stress. These professional voiceover actors have websites where you can get samples of their work as well as portfolios. You don’t have to hire one unless you are satisfied that they can do the work effectively; listen to them online before you even initiate contact with them. Since you can get all this information on the internet you don’t have to spend time moving from one office to another, pick all the information you want about voiceovers online and avoid dealing with someone who may not be able to deliver.
Sample: If you think that you have located a potential voiceover actor for your project, ask them for a sample of their work. If this is a serious service provider they should be able to send the information on the agreed time because they will have been familiar with what you have asked for. If you are satisfied with the sample you can now ask for their resume as well as at least two referees for whom they have worked in the recent past. Remember that charges are negotiable and they can be per project or per hour; only commit yourself when you feel that you have the right person.