Work from Home as a Voice Artist

Voice artists are also called voice actors, voice over talents, voice over artists, voice actors, and voice over actors.

If you are interested in voice acting, voice over jobs, or a voice acting career, keep reading to find answers to any questions you may have about becoming a voice over artist:

  • What is voice over work and what kind of work voice over artists do
  • Can anyone do voice acting
  • What kind of person is a good fit for voice over work
  • How much can you earn working from home as a voice over artist

Read on to find out how you can get a free intro course to working from home as a voice over artist.

how to work from home as a voice artist

Voice-over artists use their voice in radio, television, film, theatre and a variety of presentations. They do voiceovers for television and radio commercials and narrate documentaries. They provide voices for animated characters in television programs, feature films, animated films, cartoons, and video games. They provide voice over for YouTube videos, web videos, audio books, and more.

The skills required to do voice over jobs will vary depending on the type of voice over project you're working on.

Voice over jobs can be a very lucrative career. I have not done any voice over work myself but I know people who are doing voice over jobs from home. To provide you with some insider information about how to start working from home doing voice overs and help you decide if it's the right type of work for you, I did an interview with July Eickhoff. Julie is doing voice over work from home and also teaches people how to work from home doing voice overs. Check out the interview here.

Interview with Julie Eickhoff

Have you thought about working from home as a voice artist but don’t know where to start? This blog post will tell you how you can become a voice over artist and get voice over jobs!

Hi Julie,

Could you tell me a little about your background and how you got started working as a voice over artist?

Well for starters, I’m from Iowa. I have a BS degree in English and Secondary Education. Out of college I was a middle school English teacher for one (really long) year. My career from there has been kind of crazy, thanks to wonderful mentors and people who encouraged me to try new things. Over the years, I have been an Employee Relations manager at a Bank, the Chief Meteorologist at a TV Station (I went back to school for meteorology), co-hosted a morning radio show, I was an advertising executive at a TV station and a Realtor. While I was a Realtor, I also became a mother…which changed everything. With different priorities at home, I needed to find a balance between work and home and I started down the trail of figuring out how to work from home. And this is where I currently am…working from home doing voice overs!

How did you get involved teaching poeple how to work from home doing voice over work?

While I was a Realtor (and working 24/7) my husband started traveling a lot and we had a baby at home. I reached my breaking point of stress. There was no way I could work as much as I did, manage the household and have any meaningful time with my family. So, I knew I needed to come up with a way to work from home.

My broadcasting career came in handy here. I knew that voice artists were working from home and I knew I could do the work. So, I contacted a friend who knew about the biz, ordered my equipment, and started learning everything I could. The learning curve was steep and long. But eventually, I had a legitimate business and it’s been working out great ever since. Along the way, I’ve had lots of friends and family ask how they too could learn how to do voice overs. I decided to put my teaching, my on-camera skills, and my voice over skills to work together and I developed the course, “Work from Home Doing Voice Overs.”

What will people learn during your free voice over training series?

work from home doing voice overs free mini course

The free course, Intro to Voice Overs, will show interested students what’s involved in becoming a voice artist. It covers, on a basic level, what equipment you’ll need (which is surprisingly inexpensive!), your recording space in your home, how voice artists get paid and lots more. The goal of the free course is to give students enough information for them to know if this is a path they want to go down.

What are some of the benefits of being a voice over artist? And what is your favorite thing about being a voice over artist?

Where do I begin? You can work from home, the flexibility is amazing, it’s creative, you get to run your own business, you can do it on the side or full-time. I love being home when my daughter gets home from school, I love being there during holiday breaks and summer, I love not having to commute in bad weather ( I live in Minneapolis now – we have loads of snow!), I love the ease of scheduling doctor appointments, my dog loves having me home. I have time to exercise and cook meals. I feel in control of my life, which reduces stress for everyone in my family.

Can anyone do voice acting? And what kind of person is a good fit for voice over work?

Probably not everyone, but gone are the days when the only voices you hear are booming male voices on the radio. We need all kinds of voices. Listen to all the places where you hear voices… web videos, telephone systems, movie theater ads, e-learning modules, audiobooks, podcasts, explainer videos, tutorials, video games, live events, etc. We need male, female, child, high, low, soft, loud, accents, motherly, salesy, sweet, motivating, and on and on and on.

How much can you expect to earn working from home as a voice over artist?

Voice artists are paid per project and the range can be quite wide depending on the usage of the project. A voice over on a commercial that runs nationally is entirely different than a voice over for a corporate office that is only going to be used internally.  Many voice artists like to get their feet wet with audiobooks. So, I will use that as an example. With audiobooks, you can get paid two ways, or a combination of both. There are royalties (where you get paid a portion every time the audiobook sells) or you can get paid per finished hour for narrating/producing the audiobook. Rates vary here, but you can easily find projects that pay $100-$200 per finished hour (Although many voice artists command much higher rates). So, a 5-hour audiobook with a rate of $200 per finished hour would be $1000.

Do you primarily narrate audio books, or do you work on other types of projects too?

I have done a ton of audiobooks and will continue to do so, but I also do lots of other types of work…e-learning modules, radio commercials, movie theater ads, and telephone follow-up surveys.

Is there anything else you would like my readers to know?

If you’re wanting to find a way to work from home and/or if anyone has ever told you that you have a nice voice, going through the free voice over intro course will give you a great idea if a voice over career is a possibility for you.

Sign up for the free voice over course, it won’t take much time, and then decide if you want to proceed. If you do, then the full course, Work from Home doing Voice Overs will be perfect for you. It takes you step by step through every part of getting up and running. I took all my research and experience and made it efficient for students to get equipment, set up their recording space, learn how to use recording software, practice mic skills, recording skills and so much more. It’s easy to follow and fun. When you’re finished, you’re ready to move forward and I’m always willing to answer questions and help you out.

Are you ready to become a Voice Artist?

When July Eickhoff decided to become a Voice Artist, she did a lot of research and spent a lot of time learning, researching, and figuring things out. You don’t have to do that. Learn efficiently in this step-by-step course designed to teach you everything you need to know to get started as a Voice Artist.

Need more information to see if voice work is right for you?

Make money working from home as a Voice Artist. Check out the FREE mini course, Intro to Voice Overs to learn how to get started.

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