By Stephanie Ciccarelli
April 6, 2009
Do you have any questions about fixed prices and budget ranges at Voices.com?
This article will go over in detail what they mean and explain how you can make use of these features.
Have you been seeing fixed prices in some of the audition invitations you've been receiving since the Voices.com redesign?
Clients are now able to choose whether they present you with a fixed budget or a budget range. This option, which enables a client to enter a fixed dollar amount, is available to clients on the job posting form below the set budget ranges, designated as "Other".
At present, fixed budget rates are not filtered to match member preferences, meaning that a talent who has chosen not to be notified of jobs within the $100-$250 range will be notified of a fixed budget job that may have a rate of $100.
Instituted by Popular Demand
Having the ability to enter a fixed budget was a feature requested by a number of voice talent and client members. As we've noted, this feature indicates exactly how much money a client has allocated for their voice over, making their budget known and revealing additional information that makes it easier for voice talent to quote.
When the job has a fixed rate, the audition quote will automatically reflect the client's fixed rate into the total price field. For example, if a client lists his or her budget as $100, the same rate, $100, is automatically populated as the total rate including the SurePay fee.
Of course, if you feel the rate doesn't reflect the fee you wish to command, you are able to respond with a higher fee when you submit your audition.
An aside, for both budget ranges and fixed rates, clients are unable to enter anything less than $100.
A budget range gives clients more flexibility when posting their job to gather responses from a variety of talent. There are a number of budget ranges for clients to choose from, starting from $100 all the way to $10,000+.
This feature has been around for a long time and has been updated to narrow some of the wider gaps, for instance the ranges $500 - $750 and $750 - $1000, an improvement where there used to simply be a $500 - $1000 range.
What Do You Think of the new Fixed Budget Feature?
Looking forward to your reply,