World-Voices August Rates Roundtable

World-Voices August Rates Roundtable

Dave Courvoisier and Anne Ganguzza host a monthly Rates Roundtable discussion for World-Voices. Each month they’re joined by a fantastic panel of guests to discuss a particular issue, challenge, topic or area of rates as they pertain to the voice over business. For the August 2016 Roundtable, I was invited to participate. The subject we […]

3 Reasons It’s Ok To Raise Your Rates

3 Reasons It’s Ok To Raise Your Rates

Why are we so afraid to raise our rates? The answer is actually in the question. It’s rooted in fear. Different fear for different people, mind you. Still, rooted in fear nevertheless. A fear of losing a client? A fear of unworthiness? A fear related to skill? A fear of competition beating you on price? […]

3 Tips For Getting Paid

3 Tips For Getting Paid

Is there anything more insulting and discouraging than doing a great job for someone on a voice over, and then having to fight with them to get paid? It happened to me a few times in 2012 and it really ticked me off. Can you relate? Convinced there had to be a better way, I set out to […]

Talking Voice Over Rates With The GVAA Part 2

Talking Voice Over Rates With The GVAA Part 2

Monday I released the first part of my two-part interview with the GVAA regarding their brilliant voice over rates guide. If you missed it, you can read it here – Talking Voice Over Rates With The GVAA Part 1. Now, for the rest of it. Here’s part two. Talking Voice Over Rates With The GVAA […]

Talking Voice Over Rates With The GVAA Part 1

Talking Voice Over Rates With The GVAA Part 1

No topic is more heavily discussed and debated in the voice over business than rates. Trying to settle on an “industry standard” seems to be almost impossible. There are plenty of rate guides out there, but most of them don’t jive with each other. Some of them are low. Some seem reasonable. Many are incomplete, […]

The Root Of Low Voice Over Rates

The Root Of Low Voice Over Rates

Since the Voice Over Rates Roundtable hosted by World-Voices, I’ve been thinking a lot about voice over rates. Some would like to believe it’s simply about two groups of people. Those who charge fair rates for voice over services. Those who lowball. I don’t think it’s that simple. Maybe it’s about education? That is to say, not […]