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Opportunity in Online Casting

By Trisha Beausaert

October 5, 2015

Ian-Russell-headshot-180.jpgEarlier this year, I auditioned for and was awarded the opportunity to record for a speculative ScI-Fi piece for Ice Cream Entertainment. It turned out to be quite the dramatic story.

A couple of days after the audition, Andy Garcia, the director, sent me a message saying they liked my voice and were 99% likely to use me. As it was a Friday, I had to wait through the weekend to get the final nod, half expecting another message saying they had decided to use someone else. We all know that happens!

Well, not this time. They awarded the job to me. They sent me a copy of the music, which helped me a great deal with the characterization and I played it really loudly through my headphones while recording. Once I was happy with the result, I edited and sent two final versions of the audio back the same day.

They said that they were particularly happy with my vocalization of the word "war" at the end of the script. I thought no more of it but when they sent me a link to the finished piece, it looked and sounded amazing and they told me it had been entered into the San Diego Film Festival Qualcomm 4G Challenge.

In June, I heard that it had been shortlisted for the prize along with two other films. You can imagine my delight when in July it was announced as the winner of the 4G challenge.

I am so pleased for Ice Cream Entertainment and it's a great feeling to have been a part of the success of this piece.

A lot has been written about online casting, but I think it is fair to say that this opportunity would not have arisen without online casting. Second Mile would probably have used local talent and the boost it has given to my VO profile, would have been lost to me.

- Ian Russell


One of the Best Decisions

By Trisha Beausaert

September 22, 2015

Carrie Olsen.edit.jpgFrom the time I heard that voice acting existed to the time I booked my first national radio campaign was about two months. Two months after that, I quit my job because I had replaced my income doing voice-over on I am still floored by the growth of my business in such a short amount of time, and I think every day about how fortunate I am to get to make a living doing something so fun and fulfilling that allows me to spend time with my family.

My voice-over journey began in July of 2014 when I heard another voice actor, Alyson Steel, being interviewed on a podcast as I was driving to work. I had never heard of voice acting before, but the interview intrigued me. When Alyson mentioned at the end of the episode that she does voice-over coaching, I called her up. During our initial one-hour consultation, Alyson told me about

Joining was one of the best decisions I have made for my VO career.

I feel so grateful to have stumbled upon an industry that I absolutely love, that allows me to spend more time with my family, and that makes me pinch myself every morning and think, "I get to do this for a living?!"

Carrie Olsen


100th Job Milestone

By Trisha Beausaert

September 2, 2015

Bryan Saint.BW.cropped.jpgI had a milestone on yesterday; I booked 2 jobs during the day and then right before midnight, one more booking came in, which made it my 100th job on the site.

It's hard to believe that 2 years ago, I wasn't even doing this.

Only thing I could say to anyone getting started: don't quit! My 244th audition booked my first job, and I almost quit 2 weeks before it happened. I appreciate all the advice and support I've had from so many fellow voice-over artists.

Thanks again so much! You guys do such an incredible job at I've seen other online casting sites and even been a part of some. I've never seen the support like I've seen from all of you. Thanks again!

Been a great ride and can't wait for the next 100!

Bryan Saint


An Amazing, Steady Stream of VO work

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 20, 2015

Kristen HagopianHuge shout-out to!

My Producer suggested I put my professional profile on back in May. I was somewhat skeptical, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

I'm so glad I did!

In the few months since, I've had an amazing, steady stream of VO work from some of the most fabulous and professional Clients anyone could ask for.

The diversity of projects is wonderful, and the feedback has been tremendous - such fun! It's opened up an incredible new sideline stream of revenue that I never would have thought possible, not in a million years.

There are so many VO sites out there, but none of them even come close to If you want to grow your Voiceover career, THIS is the site you connect to.

Kristen Hagopian


Connect with Copy and Know What the Client Wants

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 13, 2015

Jonathan P. has been a pleasure to work with, and as someone just starting out here, it has been a great experience thus far!

After auditioning, Lisi Hentz reached out to me for a game by Somatone Interactive, where I had to voice a total of about 15-18 different characters (what a load!). This has to be one of the bigger titles I have worked on while working with, and it most definitely will not be the last!

I view this as just the beginning of working here with and I look forward to landing more roles and delivering more success stories as I continue using this service.

So far I am very satisfied here, while competitive, if you keep your chops up, and audition smart, you will book roles!

People deliver mixed stories about, but I do believe that you really need to be on top of your game in order to push through those hurdles.

Connect with copy, know what the client wants, respect the writer, and then deliver copy with true emotional intent and you will book roles.

Jonathan P. Jones


I Can't Wait to Expand My Client Base with

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 8, 2015

Brandon PollockI'm already in love with

A week into being a member and landed my first gig that paid for my membership fees and then some!

I look forward to many more jobs thanks to the incredible services provides!

Speaking of service, I have tried multiple Voice Over websites in the past, but the customer service that comes along with separates them from the rest.

From Julianna who assisted me in getting my profile setup to the account managers who work extra hard to match their clients with the perfect voice.

The entire experience has been awesome so far and I can't wait to expand my client base with!

Above all else, I love the fact that they make it so easy. I don't have to worry about sending invoices and chasing down payments.... They handle everything! truly is the #1 Voice Over Marketplace.

Brandon Pollock


I Can't Wait for Another Project that I Can Use the Site For!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 7, 2015

ryan-summers-film-producer.jpgI just delivered a big project that I used for and it went over extraordinarily well.

I was brought in last second to direct the opening titles for a festival in Melbourne and I needed a really specific voice -- one with gravity, age, and experience.

It was a voice I could hear in my head but hadn't found anywhere yet.

Signed up for, filled out my requests, and quickly afterwards met a VO artist by the name of George Utley. He hit all the right notes in his test reading and cut through all of the other auditions immediately.

I didn't have much time until the delivery but was able to collaborate with George who nailed the lines within a few hours. The final result came out awesome -- and despite all of my hard work, the one thing that everyone fell in love with was George's line reading.

Thanks so much -- I can't wait for another project to come through that I can use the site for!

Ryan Summers
PauseFest 2015 Opening Titles


I Will Never Go Anywhere Else When I Need a VO

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 3, 2015

Emily Tunggala from Friendly is the only place to go when searching for a professional voiceover.

Our account manager Katie has done a great job for my team and me, managing small "easy" projects, and large difficult ones. She recently wrapped up a huge one for us where she managed 10 VO artists in 5 different languages.

I was so impressed with how she handled every situation that arose.

At times I wasn't an easy client (hate to admit that we had script changes half way through), and Katie didn't even blink! She handled it like a rockstar.

I will never go anywhere else when I need to VO.

Emily Tunggala
Senior Producer (aka Protector of Productivity)
Friendly Human


I Couldn't Have Done This VO Job Without

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 29, 2015

Sandra ParkerYou can imagine my excitement when I received a call from Tyler Schiefer regarding a recent audition that I had submitted.

The client really liked my submission and wanted to direct the recording session via phone patch or Skype.

That is when my frustration began.

I was 500 miles away from my studio.

I was due to fly back later that afternoon, arriving about 30 minutes before the scheduled call.

What if my plane was delayed? What if I had to wait for my luggage?

What if there was no taxi to pick me up?

Thirty minutes to spare!


Working in Front of Big-Time Agencies and Multi-Billion-Dollar Conglomerates

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 21, 2015

C Erwin Daniels, Mr. CHi, my name is C Erwin Daniels about a week ago I joined and I'm happy to say that I just completed my first job.

I first heard favorable things about about during a Bill DeWees webinar. I've been in broadcasting for over 40 years and found myself involuntarily retiring, but it seems as if God has other plans.

This is my first venture into the Voice Over industry, it's good to know that there's someone out there who can handle the business of getting auditions and getting my work heard by people that matter.


Thank You, for Kick-starting My Career

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

May 4, 2015

Leonora Haig, British Voice ArtistI joined a year ago when I'd just graduated from Drama School here in London, UK and, aside from Radio lessons whilst training, I was a complete newbie VO, very eager to work.

After nervously paying over my subscription fee I began auditioning for the many opportunities that came my way and the excitement of booking my first job was unparalleled: I was now a real Voice Over Artist!

Since last year I have earned well over $3000 with, worked with some amazing, house-hold name clients (Unilever, Fisher Price, S2 Games to name a few) and have built up great working relationships with repeat clients.


I was Just Awarded My First Job

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 24, 2015

Shaun Toole, voice actorI'm pleased to report that I have finished my first job that I obtained from! The client is really happy about the outcome, and it looks like there is more work for me on this same project.

I spent many years in radio doing production on commercials and other projects, as well as being a morning air personality and DJ, reading news, and numerous other responsibilities that came with the territory. However, I'm new to the voice over world as an independent actor.

In the past several months, I have set up a web site,, attended workshops presented by Edge Studio; worked with a voice acting coach to record a commercial demo; consulted with audio engineer and ninja George Whittam; set up a voice booth in a bedroom closet equipped with ATS Acoustic panels, double-layered sheet rock, and a high-quality Rode large diaphragm condenser microphone.

A couple of months ago, following all this preparation, I joined After numerous auditions and several "like" ratings by clients, I was awarded my first job doing three character voices for "Star Rangers Commercial Part One." Has Become a Regular Source of Work For Me

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

April 10, 2015

KevinCharles-Headshot_2014.jpgI want to say thank you to the staff at for convincing me to come back and give the site another try. I had been a Premium member for several years and only picked up a couple of jobs during that time, so I finally dropped it.

When my full time job in radio went away last fall, I decided I wanted to devote my time to building a full time business doing VO work from home, so I came back.

I'm happy to say that I made the right choice and has become a regular source of work for me. In fact, I have found myself being booked six times since mid-January.

I believe that the success I am enjoying is the result of a lot of prayer and hard work along with a dedication to improving my craft. I have also taken advantage of some great advice and resources provided by the Voices staff, to help fine tune my profile. That process is now filling my inbox with auditions that are much more tailored to my strengths.

I am now able to see how fits into the big picture of my voiceover business, not as the sole source of my work, but as a regular contributor to the multiple streams of income that I am building.

Combined with clients I get from my agent and a variety of other sources, and I'm a pretty happy camper right now.

Kevin Charles Minatrea
@kevincharlesvo Opens Doors of Opportunity in Mexico and Beyond

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 27, 2015

Antonio RaluyOver my 18-year-career as a voice-over talent in Mexico, I have never found so much professional help and so many job opportunities as I have in 6 months with Since day 1, my inbox has been filled with e-mails of new job opportunities, and every time I need assistance, all I have to do is ask for it, and in a few minutes, all my questions are answered.

Sergio Cordoba is awesome.

Thanks to I´m expanding my client list, as well as my chances to grow in this business. Because the people that work here understand exactly what a voice-over artist needs, and expects, and how hard sometimes this job is, they have become a powerful ally I can trust.

I´m also a voice-over instructor, and having this experience with has also enhanced my skills and the goals I want to reach so I can teach them to my students.

This is great, you are awesome!

Antonio Raluy
La Cuarta Pared


Remaining Competitive in the Fast Paced Voice Over World

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

January 15, 2015

Garth Wynne-Jones, British voice talentI'm not the kind of guy who usually does testimonials or writes reviews but I have to say I really am loving the service that provides.

My agent at TGMD recommended I buy some gear and set up a home studio to remain competitive in the fast paced Voice Over world.

Once I had set up my equipment to record at home I saw no reason not to sign up with one of the on-line sites to see what I could generate on my own.

I booked my first job at after just a couple of weeks. I negotiated $350 which almost paid for a year's subscription! I received a deposit in escrow right away, then went straight to work voicing the project.

After a few days the client accepted my recording and released the funds. We then gave each other a positive feedback. Great experience!


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