Your profile can make or break your voiceover career, simply as that. A sloppy profile will reflect badly on your work and an incomplete profile could be the reason why SmartCast can’t match you to any jobs. We’ve gathered a few tips on how to make your profile work for you so you can do what you love: share your voice with the world.
This is your big entrance. It’s what voice seekers will see under your name when they use our search so use it wisely and make sure to write something that sets you apart from the rest of the pack.
We grab the keywords you use from this section of your profile to match you with projects so channel your inner poet/thesaurus and do your best to describe what your voice sounds like. Having trouble? Ask someone you trust to help you out but be realistic! You’ll only be as successful as the accuracy of the match between your talent and the projects we send you.
Arguably the most important part of your profile after your headline and voice description, your demos are proof of what your voice can do. Make sure to upload high quality demos that follow our format and are free of background noise, echo, static and plosives. If you have a demo reel, cut it up into different demos. Most people only listen to the first 7 seconds of a demo so you want to make sure you’re showcasing your best right away.
I Offer my services for these recording purposes
For this section, tap into your interests and priorities. If you love doing commercials and only want to do commercials, leave everything else unchecked. SmartCast will only match you with projects for commercials and your heart will be happy every time you check your audition inbox. If you love recording your voice for anything and everything, check off everything but make sure you have a demo for most, if not all, of the categories you offer services in.
To use a headshot or to not use a headshot? The answer lies in marketing. If your photo matches the voices you offer or the characters you can perform then use it. People will see it before they hear your voice and already think you’re great for their project. If you think it’s stronger to showcase your voice alone, then opt for a professionally made logo.
Let your creativity roam here! If this was an in-person interview, this section is the question, “What else should we know about you?” aka your time to shine. Include anything and everything that will impress voice seekers.
Whether you’re a newbie to the industry or a seasoned vet, a great profile is the key to getting auditions and jobs. Like any portfolio, make sure to update your profile every once in a while to keep it fresh and professional. Did we miss anything? Let us know your profile tips and best practices in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter.