Should You Sign With a Voice Over Agency?

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Many voice over artists find it challenging to get voice over auditions and wonder if they should consider signing with a voice over agency to help them find work. While this might be a good move for your career, there are challenges to working with voice over agencies as well:

  1. An agency won’t be the be-all-end-all of marketing yourself – Your voice over talent agency will send you on auditions, but you will still need to find ways to market yourself and build your own brand. You’ll still need to look for auditions on your own and continuously put yourself out there if you want to succeed. Voice123 is another way to cover all your bases, promote yourself directly to clients, and build your Rolodex of contacts.

  2. Agencies can’t send you to every audition they receive – Part of an agency’s job is to provide the best voice over artists to their clients. That means they will get the audition information, pick the voice over artists they feel are the best, and send a small number of their total talent on the audition. Remember, voice over talent agencies are in the business of finding work and they will put their best foot forward as an agency. You will not be their only priority and may get overlooked for markets you don’t already have experience in, even if you could nail the audition.

  3. Agencies cater to more experienced talent – This means it can be hard to get your foot in the door if you are just starting out. Voice123 allows anyone to audition for the jobs they feel most qualified for, and talent is often chosen primarily on merit and fit rather than because of connections.

Voice123 also comes with additional benefits that most agencies don’t provide:

  • An online profile that allows you to upload a resume, headshot, and demos. Many of our premium subscribers have used this profile as their main website and landed jobs both on and off Voice123 by promoting the link.

  • Inclusion in Voice123’s search engine. Clients use this search feature to find talent, so it’s important to get listed with us for the widest range of job opportunities.

  • Daily notifications when new voice over projects are added. You’ll be the first to know about new jobs and have an easy way to submit auditions and testimonials to the client.

  • Paypal payments and protection. Get paid through Paypal, which is one of the easiest ways to transfer money online.

  • Wide online exposure. Voice123 ranks higher in search engines than a personal website would for key phrases due to our search engine optimization, advertising campaigns, and marketing and PR strategies.

  • Access to our Resource Center. Our Resource Center is where we keep all of our training content to help you build your business as a voice over artist.

We don’t have anything against agencies, despite the perception that we are trying to compete with them. In fact, many voice over agents use Voice123 to find voice talent they can represent! We are happy to work with agents, because our goal is to connect talent with producers in the most frictionless way possible.

However, voice over agencies may only be one piece of the puzzle for your business. To cast your net wider and market yourself to the fullest extent possible, join Voice123 in addition to all the other venues you use to find voice over auditions, so you don’t miss out on the perfect opportunity or your big break.