A Fiverr Voice Over Math Lesson

A Fiverr Voice Over Math Lesson

Fiverr is an insult and slap in the face to the voice over industry, and I can’t imagine that any self respecting voice over professional would ever offer their services on the site. However, more and more voice over rookies are turning to Fiverr to “jumpstart” their careers. But is that what they’re doing?

I don’t think so.

A Fiverr Math Lesson

overworkedGranted, math was never one of my strongest subjects in school, but I’ve double checked my figures and used a fancy calculator app for my iPad.

I’m pretty sure I’ve nailed this.

Want to build your voice over career on Fiverr? Here’s what it’ll take…

$60,000 / year salary (a respectable annual income)

50 weeks of work / year (assuming you take a two week vacation)

$1,200 / week (required weekly income to make your annual salary)

5 days a week (assuming you want to enjoy your weekends)

$240 / day (required daily income)

48 jobs required daily at $5 / job

12 hours a day in the studio (a long day… but you’re doing this to yourself)

4 voice over jobs booked / hour.

Summary

Got that? If you want to earn $60,000 a year doing voice over, and you plan to do this on Fiverr, you’ll need to book 4 voice over jobs every hour for 12 hours a day, five days a week, 50 weeks a year.

Are you really sure Fiverr is the place to build your career?

I didn’t think so.

Go ahead… delete your account right now. I’ll wait.

Do yourself, your family and the voice over industry as a whole a favour… respect yourself enough to know your worth and put in the effort to find and book voice over work at fair market value.

Your future will thank you!

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About Marc Scott

I've been doing voice work since 1995. When I'm not recording jobs, sending auditions, working on demos or writing new posts, you might find me on a fire truck. I'm proud to serve my community as a Volunteer Firefighter.