Voice Over for Real People: Complete Freelancing Guide

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Course Syllabus

chapter 1

Welcome to the world of Voice Over

  • 1. Introduction
  • Lesson Downloads
chapter 2

What Is Voice Over?

  • 2. Myth Busting (3:18)
  • 3. Where is all the money? (2:55)
  • Quiz: What Is Voice Over
chapter 3

The Voice Over Performance

  • 4. A Conversation With One Person (3:34)
  • 5. Vocal Warm Up (3:43)
  • 6. Breaking Down the Delivery Components (4:22)
  • 7. Nailing the Feel (4:56)
  • 8. Hitting or Noticing Words (3:28)
  • 9. Becoming an Actor (3:27)
  • 10. The Magic of Lists (4:35)
  • 11. Five Key Characters (4:03)
  • 12. Tongue Twisters (4:03)
  • 13. Mic Technique and Studio Etiquette (5:53)
  • Quiz: Voice Over Performance
chapter 4

Case Studies

  • 14. Education in Mauritius (3:13)
  • 15. The Ventsar ColorTouch (6:05)
  • 16. Dodge Maps (4:16)
  • Quiz: case Studies
chapter 5

The Home Studio

  • 17. Check List (2:46)
  • 18. Microphones (6:34)
  • 19. Preamps (2:52)
  • 20. Finishing the Check List (4:33)
  • 21. Creating Your Recording Space (4:58)
  • 22. Sound Proof Booths (3:34)
  • Quiz: Home Studio
chapter 6

Closing

  • 23. Practice and Review (2:59)
  • Quiz: Closing
chapter 7

Recording and Editing

  • 24. Live Recording Session (10:02)
  • 25. Adding Music (6:41)
  • 26. Placing Audio into a Video (6:11)
  • 27. Extra Services (4:23)
  • Quiz: Recording & Editing
chapter 8

Making a Demo

  • 28. Your Demo is your Business Card (5:49)
  • 29. Designing your Demo (2:30)
  • 30. Recording Your Demo (3:26)
  • Quiz: Making a Demo
chapter 9

Self Employment

  • 31. Customer Service (4:38)
  • 32. Expectations and Delivery (3:58)
  • 33. Storage and Organization (3:32)
  • 34. Gig Photo and the Fiverr Forum (3:56)
  • Quiz: Self Employment
chapter 10

Vocal Health

  • 35. Water and Sleep (4:16)
  • 36. Recording When Sick (4:17)
  • Quiz: Vocal Health
chapter 11

Staying Motivated

  • 37. Setting Goals (2:53)
  • 38. Daily Schedule and Fiverr Forum (4:06)
  • 39. Nerves (2:53)
  • 40. Bonus Vocal Exercises (3:58)
  • 41. Take a Break (1:51)
  • Quiz: Staying Motivated
chapter 12

Summary

  • Course Summary (1:34)
chapter 13

Final Quiz

  • Final Quiz

Course Description

Have you ever wanted to be a voice over artist? Well this is your chance. Fiverr Pro Keith Harris has put everything you need to know to start and build a voice over business from home into one fantastic course. The voice over business consists of three parts; 1) the performance 2) the studio and 3) finding work and keeping clients. This course takes you step by step through each and every section building your skills through homework assignments and practical exercises.

Who should be in voice over? Real people, because companies are looking for “real people” to promote their products and that is why this course is called “Voice Over for Real People”. It is real people do voice over.

If you have wanted to build a home business, enjoy talking and are a regular real person – this course will give you everything you need to know to develop and build a significant business in voice over.


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29 Reviews

  • 4.8
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  • dclover1 .

This course had great information! If you are beginner this course is great, if you take this course to get some new tips I know I definitely learned some new things that will help with my gigs!

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  • Hiram Crowder

The course was interesting and easy to follow. Keith has a great way of keeping voice over simple, and encouraging one along the way. The topics and the recording exercise have been a great refresher for me since I graduated from broadcasting school about 3 years ago. I am working on setting up my first gig on Fiverr, and I look forward to getting started, and building on experience and assets to get a solid place in the industry among the most reputable voices around.

  • radiomachen .

Always good to hear how other voice actors feel about our business. I see things sometimes differently but enjoyed listening to his learning sessions. Would be a nice feature if we could interact with the teachers directly.

  • cheekoadams .

Very thorough, comprehensive and informative!

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  • birdinthegarden .

Lots of great information, some common sense & some things I have been wanting to learn. The downloadable extras are especially useful. I expect to be coming back to some parts of this course at least a couple more times. Thank you, Keith!

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  • Audra Buras

This class is taught at a good pace with lots of useful information, great for beginning talent, and, for intermediate professionals. Outstanding course!

  • Seth Hemken

This was a great course, enjoyed it and it kept me engaged. The coach was lively and the sessions were long enough to digest over a few weeks in between my life.

  • Cristina Hernandez

Great course! Super easy to follow and he is super encouraging and positive! Highly recommend!

  • Vincent Gebelle

This is great course if you are trying to get into VO. I am fairly new to the VO business and this course taught me alot of knowledge about what is needed and expected as a VO artist. This course provides a ton of practice scripts and other things...(no spoilers), to help your voice delivery.

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  • jmillsvoice .

This is an excellent course for beginners in voice over. I've been working for 2 years already, but there were still plenty of good tips for more experienced vo artists, and great reminders about the basics that are easy to lose sight of after a while.

  • melissaharlowvo .

This course was a wonderful intro to Voice Over. Although I have been on Fiverr for a year, I learned several new points that will help me improve my skills. Thank you for offering a course for VO. The instructor was wonderful and obviously enjoys his job and the teaching aspect of what he does. I would also appreciate a woman instructor and a bit more advanced course for those who wish to continue getting educated. I would pay for it! Thanks again and n ice job! I will ask all the beginners who I encourage, to take this course. Melissa Harlow VO

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  • msdenton .

Excellent course that has helped guide me into the world of voice over. It's packed with valuable information and it's well worth the value. Highly recommended!

  • phillipg48 .

I have been searching for many different programs all over the internet to help me develop my skills. None have been so helpful as this one. I really appreciated the in depth approach to voice exercises, audio and video editing. I am very glad that I purchased this training session.

  • Mihael Ilić

This course is exactly what I wanted. Keith is great instructor and I would like to hear more from him. I recommend this course to both beginners and professionals. It has great exercises, tips and tricks and a bunch more! Great!

  • Joe Santiago

Keith Harris "Voice Over for Real People: Complete Freelancing Guide" is an excellent course for those yearning to enter the exciting field of voice overs. I really enjoyed his motivational method to develop skills. A great foundation for beginners and a great refresher as well. Great Job, Keith!

  • René Pierre

Great reminders and tips for voice actors whether we've been in the business for years or just starting out. Thank you for your hard work and clear delivery! Much appreciated.

- Rene Pierre

  • Querida Funck

Very thoughtful and thorough. It covered a lot of topics. I like that it included recommendations for equipment, exercises and demonstrations for making a demo and working with audio and video. Keith's voice is great and he is upbeat and engaged. Nice job!

  • jlhutchins .

I've been doing VO for a while now but for the price I thought I'd check this out. Pretty amazed at how much information is here, and I learned a thing or two!

  • katiejanner .

As a Top Seller, I was pleasantly surprised how much I still learned from Keith! The exercises, practice scripts, and 5 characters were especially helpful.

  • nfilsaime25 .

Very informative and useful information. It helps boost the ability to start doing voice-overs with ease!

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  • Richard Asher

What a great course, it was full of useful information and guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can anyone become a voice actor?

    You do not need a “special” sounding voice to be a voice actor but not everyone can be a voice over actor. In order to become a voice actor, you must be coachable, willing to learn, take feedback from engineers and clients, and spend time building your skills each week. The good news is that the pieces that make up a voice over business are simple and companies are looking for regular everyday people to promote their products.

  • How do you become a voice over talent?

    The voice over business consists of three basic parts; your performance at the microphone, your studio equipment, and getting hired. While the initial learning curve can be slightly overwhelming at first, once set up a business is very easy and enjoyable to run. What it really takes to be a voice over talent is a commitment to practice and develop your skills each week. You can build a nice voice over business working as little as 5 hours a week.

  • What equipment do I need to record voice over?

    The basic setup for recording voice over is a computer and a microphone. There are many high quality and affordable options that make entering the voice over industry quite accessible to new talent. You do not need a brand new or even a powerful computer as recording audio does not require a lot of computing power. Many good microphones will plug into your computer via a USB cable. The software required for recording voice over is free.

  • What kind of education do you need to be a voice actor?

    No particular level of education is required to become a voice over artist but you do need to be able to read and be willing to develop the skill, if you don’t have it already, to read out loud. Reading out loud is not easy for everyone but with practice, it is a skill that anyone can master. You do not need to be an audio engineer to record great audio from home and the technological aspects of recording voice over are simple plug and play devices.

  • Can voice actors work from home?

    One of the great benefits of the voice over industry is that most of the work is performed from home or if you travel often, you can also record from a hotel room. The internet and the digital age have revolutionized the voice over industry and as such, you can record from anywhere in the world, deliver your recording to anywhere in the world, and get paid instantly. This kind of accessibility has created a brilliant second income or even significant new career for voice over artists.

  • Are voice over services in demand?

    There is more work available in the voice over market than there is good talent. This is not a get rich quick or maybe even a get rich ever kind of business but there is never a bad time to enter the world of voice over and the amount of work available keeps growing every year. More and more products and services are talking and for each product or service that talks a voice over artist is needed to record those lines.