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Friday, November 19, 2021

4 Ways The Voice Acting Industry Is Changing


The voice acting industry is changing. Voice actors are now responsible for their own branding, marketing, and performance management. New technologies have changed the way voice actors interact with auditions for jobs. It's never been a better time to be in the industry. Voice Actors are no longer just hired hands; they're entrepreneurs that need to create content, manage their careers, and maintain relationships with clients.

The increased demand for good voices also means there's been an increase in competition from all over the world, including from countries where English isn't spoken natively! This blog post will go into some of the ways this industry has changed over time and how you can stay up-to-date with what's going on today.

1. Voice acting is becoming more popular with the rise of new technology

There are many benefits when it comes to voice acting, with the rise of new technology. Voice acting is becoming more accessible for aspiring talents with the rise of new media. An example is YouTube; content creators can now upload their videos and put themselves in the shoes of any character they want.

This opens up many opportunities for people with little experience to learn voice acting skills with better training methods. Technology has also made it possible to record audio on your phone or tablet without spending too much money. These options make it easier than ever for people passionate about voice acting to join the industry.

2. With voice acting, brands can get relevance, which has led to an increase in demand for voice actors

Voice acting has been around for a long time, but it wasn't until recently that it became accessible to everyone. Voice acting provides the voice in production, such as a film, video game, or television show, and can be done by anyone. This accessibility has led to an increase in the demand for professional voice actors.

3. The industry is changing due to the increased use of social media platforms like YouTube and Twitch that allow users to monetize their videos

A recent trend that has been observed is the increasing use of social media platforms like YouTube and Twitch as a means to make money as a voice actor. In these platforms, voice actors can earn revenue from ads placed on their videos. This is due to the increased internet consumption rate by viewers who prefer to watch videos online rather than on TV.

For those who already have a following, these platforms provide a ready-made platform for generating income. However, for those who don't yet have a following, this may prove challenging as they would need to build up their following before monetizing their videos.

4. Increased competition among voice actors forces them to improve their skills to stand out from the crowd

The voice acting industry is also changing because increased competition forces voice actors to be more creative and dedicated. If they want to stand out from the crowd, voice actors will need to work harder (and smarter). They'll need to study other voice-over artists so that they can improve their skills. They'll need to attend acting or voice acting workshops in their local area or hookup with well known pros who conduct legitimate, professional study courses online. 


With the increased use of social media platforms, it is now more possible than ever to make money as a voice actor. However, this has led to increased competition among actors and forces them to improve their skills or risk being left behind. The best way to stand out from the crowd is by finding your niche within the industry. What are some ways that you can distinguish yourself? Your "niche" will become your signature voice or your "money" voice.

How to Start a Podcast


Podcasts are an excellent way for voice actors to create their own content and maintain control over their brand. The audience of potential podcast listeners has grown exponentially in recent years, so now is a great time to get into this burgeoning medium! Feel free to leave comments below or contact me through social media if there are any questions about starting a podcast as a voice actor!

Having a podcast is an amazing way to increase your business, share your voice with the world, make money and establish yourself as an expert in your field. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to start their show but doesn't know where or how they should begin. It's also useful for people already podcasting but would like some new ideas on content creation or promotion.

We'll walk through all the steps of starting up your podcast from scratch including: setting up equipment, finding topics for episodes, recording/streaming sessions, editing sessions, and more. Whether you're an aspiring voice actor or a seasoned pro looking for new opportunities, consider these tips when thinking about starting your podcast! Let's get started.

1. Find a topic you're passionate about

Don't try and make things up or do something because it sounds like it would be fun (trust me, sometimes the things we think sound good don't work at all!). Ideally, you pick a topic that's close to your heart, something that excites you, or something that you really know about. It should be something that inspires.

In fact, the best way to go about this is to start by simply jotting down a list of topics you're curious about or have been thinking about for a while. 

If you want more control over your content, there are a few different types of shows that people tend to gravitate towards: interviews, round-table discussions, soliloquies, personal stories, conversations with friends, and more.

2. Determine your audience and what they want to learn

Ask people what they want to learn about. For example, if someone likes cars and automobile tips, ask them questions regarding their vehicle preferences, gadgets, and maybe skills. Also ask people for feedback on how to improve the podcast. Send a message on Facebook or Twitter. It's a little time-consuming, but it helps to improve the quality of the podcast. This is how you can determine your audience and what they want to learn from you. 

3. Decide on the frequency of your podcast (weekly, monthly, etc.) and how long each episode will be

There are a few factors that will affect the frequency of your podcast. Frequency is not based on how many episodes you have but rather on when you upload a new episode. It's a good idea to figure out how much time you think it'll take to produce a single episode and then divide that by the number of times per month you want them released.

Length is something you can play with as well. In general, 10-20 minutes is the perfect length for someone who wants to get in and get out. It might take you longer to get your thoughts out there, but sometimes brevity is the best option. That said, take 30 minutes, a standard length for most episodes, and if an interview is shorter than that (most are), extend it or do another episode with them.

4. Research equipment that can help make recording easier and more professional-looking

Along with the actual equipment, you need to work on your recording setup. Recording out in the open can be unhelpful, so find somewhere that you can use as your recording booth. The audio also needs to sound professional. You can invest in acoustic treatment for your room or even fabric sheathing to help reduce echoes and reverberations. A good internet connection is important for uploading your podcast to iTunes and distributing it online.

I would suggest investing in a USB microphone that you can use with your computer to record your voice directly into the recording software of your choice (GarageBand or Audacity are both free). For more professional-sounding audio, you might want to consider investing in an XLR (large condenser) microphone that plugs into a separate mixer so that you can attach everything close together without having all the wires.

5. Create artwork for the podcast and social media accounts

The fifth step to start a podcast is coming up with artwork that you'll use for your website, social media accounts, and the podcast itself. This is important because it will establish what your brand looks like and whether or not people are interested in following it.

Use a popular image generator such as Canva to design the artwork for your podcast and social media accounts. You can customize images such as logos, profile photos, and so on. Remember to try and keep the artwork consistent with what you're trying to portray. If you have enough budget available, hiring a designer is the best option.


Starting a podcast is an excellent way to share your knowledge and expertise with the world. You can use it as a platform for promoting yourself or sharing your favorite hobby, too! There are many steps involved in starting this kind of business venture, but I've provided you with some helpful tips on where to start below. I hope these will help you get started down the right path towards success!