by Jason McCoy

Updated December 2020

This ultimate guide on how to become a voice actor was created to help you go from just getting starting to actually getting paid to use your voice.

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • How to quickly get started when you're brand new to voice-over
  • How to setup a place to record voice-over at home
  • How to perform better as a voice actor
  • Where to start looking for voice-over jobs

With in-depth guides, resources and podcast episodes - we will cover everything you need to know to learn how to become a voice actor.

So start warming up your vocal cords and let’s dive in.


CHAPTER 1

Before You Start Your Voice Acting Career

Wait! Before you buy the most expensive microphone you can find or start recording and mixing your first voice-over demo, figure out if learning how to become a voice actor is really the right thing for you to do.

Check out these helpful resources to get a better idea of whether voice acting is for you:

STARTING OUT IN VOICE-OVER GUIDES


CHAPTER 2

Setting-up a Space to Record Voice-Over

Without having a space to record voice-over, it's impossible for you to get started, work on improving your voice acting performance or even complete work (when work comes your way).

In this chapter we’ll cover the basics of setting up a recording space so you can actually record voice-over.

A basic, inexpensive setup is all you need to get started in voice-over.


Here are some guides to get your studio up and running:

how to become a voice actor - setting up a studio

HOME STUDIO SETUP GUIDES


CHAPTER 3

Voice-Over Training, Coaching & Practice

Now that you have the tools and gear to record quality voice-over, it's time to start working out your voice.

And let's be honest...

Your first voice-over is not going to sound that good.

But that's okay, you'll get better and better the more you do it.

In this chapter, we'll look at ways to improve your performance skills on your way to learning how to become a voice actor.

how to become a voice actor - voice training

VOICE TRAINING GUIDES


CHAPTER 4

Produce a Voice-Over Demo

As a voice actor you need to show your abilities.

Your voice-over demo is a portfolio of voice-over samples you'll use to get the interest of customers.

In other words, it's gotta be GREAT! Otherwise it doesn't help you at all.

In this chapter you'll learn whether or not you're ready for a voice-over demo, and the different ways to create a demo.

Let's get started...

how to become a voice actor - creating a voice over demo reel

VOICE-OVER DEMO REEL GUIDES


CHAPTER 5

Finding Voice-Over Jobs

Knowing how to find voice-over jobs is key to learning how to become a voice actor.

You can have the best voice, amazing demo and top notch voice training, but if you never learn where to get auditions, find voice-over jobs, and work with clients - it's worthless.

In this chapter, we'll cover ideas for getting your first of (hopefully) many paychecks from your new voice-over career.

Here are some guides to help you start finding jobs and make marketing your new voice-over business a little easier:

VOICE-OVER JOBS AND MARKETING GUIDES


CONCLUSION

Now You Know How to Become a Voice Actor

Now you know exactly how to become a voice actor.

Voice-over newbies just learning how to become a voice actor sometimes get stuck because they get the steps out of order.

Building your voice-over business is like building a house, each step builds upon the last.

If you aren't seeing the results you were hoping for, odds are you've skipped a step.

Go back and re-read the step you're hung up on.

Each step takes time as you learn new skills along the way.

In the end, you'll be glad you thought through and completed each step.

Which step to becoming a voice actor are you currently on? What is something you'll do today to move toward the next step?

Let me know in the comments below.

How to Become a Voice Actor

How to Become a
Voice-Over Actor


A FREE 5-STEP GUIDE TO GET STARTED IN VOICE-OVER

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