In past posts, I’ve talked about many of the roadblocks that can stand in your way when you are starting out in the voiceover profession. There should be no secret of the fact that it is not always easy to build your own business, and this career path is certainly no exception. However, there are many great reasons why I, and other voiceover artists, work so hard to be successful in the industry. There are many wonderful advantages of working as a voiceover professional.
Work in Your Pajamas It’s not always going to be the case, but there are many days when, if you wanted to, you could go to work in your pajamas. That is because work is in your own home. With a home office and recording space, you have the luxury of wearing whatever attire you’d like, as long as you get the work done.
Begin to Excel at Trivial Pursuit This career is an interesting one in that it exposes you to all sorts of information that you wouldn’t have likely been privy to otherwise. There is a lot of reading to be done, and often that leads to you learning all sorts of facts that might just serve you well in a game of trivial pursuit.
Plenty of Peace and Quiet Working from home has one more very distinct advantage – quiet. There is no office banter or phone conversations happening around you. This is your domain and you will very often be on your own to enjoy the peace that the job provides (unless, of course, you are sharing your home office with your spouse or roommate).
Be Something New Every Day Well, probably not every day, but there will certainly be plenty of time spent pretending that you are someone- or something else. As a voiceover artist, you will very likely give voice to many inanimate objects on a fairly regular basis. You can become (at least for a little while) a dog, an apple, or perhaps even a golf ball (and without the pain of being hit with a golf club!).