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A Voice Over Work In Progress

Self-teaching, trial and error, and “flying by the seat of your pants” is not preferred protocol for entering the world of Voice Over, or the blogosphere for that matter.  But such is my lot and for what it’s worth today’s post provides a 10,000 foot view of a newbie’s voice over self-education thus far and some nifty resources, if you plan a similar journey.  I made mention in an earlier post of coming late to this interest.  It occurred to me as unrelated compliments are coming with regularity about the quality of my voice.  At a point I began to wonder if there just might be something to it.  This blog’s podcast and one demo I produced thus far may demonstrate otherwise.  But here’s the work in progress to this point:

My online presence is here on WordPress, and for all its bells and whistles I have to say the setup and launch did not come easy. And that is not critical of WordPress especially; and owing more likely to a thick-skulled user (see trial and error comment above.)   The folks at Dreamhost are easy to work with and is my server of choice.

Ready, Fire, Aim !

Articles abound that counsel good planning and research, and subsequently the successful launch of the viable niche website.  Darren Rowse writes with authority on the subject in his book  ProBlogger , and you can find his good work over at Problogger.com  Even though I set about the journey from the back of the book instead of the start, it is valuable teaching nonetheless.

Quite apart from my ready, fire, aim! style, I look in often upon successful blogger Pat Flynn,  (@PatFlynn on Twitter) and one of his sites smartpassiveincome.com  Listen to Pat’s podcast on iTunes and find he is methodical, deliberate and organized.  And although our paths on the web are very different, there is much to be learned from his success.  His internet business income reports that he publishes online are the proof of the puddin’!

Speaking of Voices

Ezoomvoice.com is not monetized (yet) and in infancy stage I continue working toward even modest traffic.  What’s become fun of late is the addition of a podcast to my blog.  This too is a work in progress and made easier by a community of voice talents on the net, willing to share what they know.   I owe a debt of thanks to Luke Truan of Luke Truan Productions for allowing my first podcast interview of his career development in voice over.  My humble offering, but listen to my Skype chat with Luke here.

So my best find along the way is a couple of really helpful websites to whom I send a blatant shout out before signing off.  Something I’ve learned from the successful is to endorse (plug) only products and services that one would also use.  I’m proud to say I am a regular user of my accounts on Voices123.com and Voices.com  They are great resources for voice talents to sharpen their skills, as well as connect with consumers of voice over services.

Thank you for commenting upon this article in the form below.  I also look forward to hearing from you if you are an established voice talent.  Maybe we could arrange an interview on the Ezoomvoice Podcast!

 

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