Hi there, Cat!
I am delighted to be among the first to welcome you to VoiceOver Universe! You have joined a great community filled with talented and very generous people. You'll love it here!
I'd also like to invite you to join my VU Group, Positive Thinkers UNITE. It's a great place to get positive reinforcement and encouragement. We welcome all forward thinking voice actors to join. We hope you will count yourself among us!
And check out the other groups as well by rolling over FORUM at the top of the page and selecting GROUPS from the drop down menu. There are so many GREAT ones!
Also, be sure to check out VOICE 2012 – the one and only convention especially for voice actors! We’ll be holding our 4th event at the Disneyland Hotel and Resort!
I wish you the best of luck in your VO career. If I can be of any help, please let me know.
Hi Cat.. Glad you found my blog. Hope you read my article on Six Requests of My Clients, etc. It highlights some of the challenges we face in our working relationships.
Best advice I could give is to learn fro the greats. There's lots of info about vo careers online just be careful who you learn from. I recommend these names to look for... true working pros who also teach regularly. Find there websites and other info. Pat Fraley, Marc Cashman, Susan Berkely, James Alburger & Penny Abshire. (James has recently updated the most comprehensive VO biz book out there, The Art of Voice Acting... read it! Also Terry Daniel, Dan Lenard and Dan Friedman for technical stuff, Harlan Hogan and a few others. You can trust these people.
Attend some workshops, webinars, telephone conferences and above all... make it fun and don't expect to make much money from it for a couple of years.