How to Get Started in Voice Over: Step 3 Choose a VO Platform and Create a Profile

A VO platform is simply whichever website you use to find, audition for, and upload work. They connect you to authors or employers and keep a piece of your earnings for themselves as their fee. Your profile should be a good representation of you and your skills.

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Now it’s time to log on. Popular VO platforms are the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) and Fiverr, but there are many more.

What You Need to Create a Narrator Profile

Every platform will want to know a little about you as a voice over artist. Sign-up will go faster if you have it on hand before you start. Basic information they will ask for may include

  • Personal information: name, address, etc
  • Work/Performance history: what VO work have you done so far, if any.
  • Profile photo: it doesn’t have to be a studio headshot, but it should be professional in nature. 
  • Professional website: if you have a website for yourself and your work, great! If not, it’s not a deal breaker and is something you can work towards at a (much) later date. 
  • Banking information: many platforms offer direct deposit, but some also have the ability to send you checks. 
  • Upload samples. It’s a good idea to have at least two samples. More on this in Step 4

Take a few minutes to check out
other narrators to see what they are doing and get ideas for how to set up your own profile. 

Step 3 and 4 overlap a bit, because in order to fill out your profile, you need to upload at least two samples. So let’s move on…

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