Building your own home studio is a huge plus but can be quite costly…
And to create quality voiceovers, be in high demand, add value and double or even triple the figures in your bank account is something most voiceover artists want.
Heck, it’s what most people want!
And it sounds good, doesn’t it?
But these dreams are not the easiest to achieve and are often cut short by many things especially for voice actors that are just starting out…
To create quality voiceovers, you need quality equipment that probably costs more than you can afford.
In a previous post, we discussed why you need your own home studio.
And in this post, we’ll be teaching you how to create quality voiceovers from your home and build your own home studio on a budget!
There is a way you can record voiceovers from the comfort of your home and work your way up to bigger deals everyday.
Undoubtedly, money is a major factor limiting the growth of many aspiring voiceover artists…
But you need to make the loophole work for you and strive.
7 Steps to Achieve your Goal
- Step 1: Work with what you have
Sounds discouraging, doesn’t it? You may not have an established home studio yet but most voiceover artists started by recording on their phones.
And I’m sure you’re reading this on your phone or laptop! So open that voice recording app and get to it!
- Step 2: Invest
Recording on your phone might not always give the best quality but there’s a way around it.
You can invest in a recording studio that would edit your voiceovers and make them flawless which is a lot better than making countless trips to studios and paying for sessions.
All you need to do is send in your recorded voiceover for edits and have it sent back to you from the comfort of your home!
- Step 3: Kill your pride
If you have friends or family who are into voice acting or have any kind of experience working in audio engineering or anything tech, you should ask them for equipment they have lying around.
Most times, people tend to change from one piece of equipment to the next; always wanting to get the next better thing.
Your basic concern should be asking for a microphone and headset as that’s most important to start out your home studio at the moment.
- Step 4: Get clients
How else do you expect to get money or recognition as a voiceover artist?
Get clients and build your portfolio and most importantly, charge according to your worth.
- Step 5: Save! Save! Save!
Now that you’re earning a bit of money, you need to set aside a specific amount from each payment to save up for your home studio.
This could be anything between 10%-50% I would recommend 40% or 50% if you can.
Saving helps you prevent unnecessary spending and manage your priorities better!
- Step 6: Scale of preference
Make a list of your needs in order of importance. This will help you spend on necessities rather than mere wants.
Atop this list should be a microphone and headset except you already have an excellent one. Otherwise, consider getting a computer or anything else on your list in order of importance.
- Step 7: Develop discipline
It’s very easy to fall off track when things get hard and this is why you need discipline.
A simple way to imbibe this is to leave constant reminders of your goals around your home and anywhere you access often.
You could have a picture of someone that inspires you or motivational quotes as your wallpaper. Anything that keeps the goal fresh in your head.
This is a very practical way to turn your dreams into a reality and build your very own home studio…
And if you follow them religiously, you’re guaranteed to have success.
Yes, you can create decent voiceovers as a beginner…
Yes, you can add value and be in high demand…
And yes! You can double and even triple the figures in your bank account!
All you need to remember is that Rome wasn’t built in a day so don’t expect to achieve everything in a day…
Don’t give up on yourself and the journey and most importantly, trust the process.
You are on the right path!