By Stephanie Ciccarelli
July 21, 2009
To complement your Voices.com profile, we've always recommended having your personal website to both showcase your demos and provide another channel for prospective clients to get in touch with you.
Today, we'll explore a few different ways to acquire domain names, even if you think all the good ones have already been taken.
Acquiring a Domain Name
Have you been looking for a domain name to promote your voice on outside of the voice over marketplace?
One way is to register a new domain name through a service such as GoDaddy.com or NetworkSolutions.com. Another way is to purchase a domain name that has already been registered. You can go about this by finding domain names that are for sale or making an offer to someone who may be interested in selling their domain name.
Over the years we've acquired a number of domain names that we're now open to selling. I've included a number of them below with some helpful descriptions that may give you some inspiration for how the domains could be used once purchased for your business.
This site is designed to help individuals such as filmmakers, members of a creative team, or independent producers complete their movie trailer voice over quickly and in style. If you have a unique voice and have mastered your own signature delivery, this very well may be the launching pad you need to get into the search engines and build your brand.
If you provide narration services for videos, be they corporate presentations, training materials, or documentaries, this domain name is a good foundation when attracting clients who need a voice to narrate their videos. From our experience, business is one of the most requested voice over applications, and many companies need videos narrated.
Are you and on-air talent or have a background in broadcast radio? This domain name says it all. Service offerings you could provide are commercials, imaging, public service announcements, and more. If you know radio jargon, you could feature a demo of you voicing everything from station IDs to donuts and demonstrate your talent stylistically with soft and hard sell reads.
If you're big on commercials, promos and station IDs, TVVoiceTalent.com gives you the opportunity to showcase your voice over work with regard to broadcast television. Having a niche site such as this to promote your voice would be a great benefit to you if you specialize in commercial voice over.
Voiceography.com would be perfect for those of you who are interested in archiving the work of voice talent and voice actors. This could easily be the voice over version of IMDb. If you've felt the urge to create a database similar to wikipedia but for voice overs, this might be exactly what you need to get started.
iPhoneProfits.com is the ideal domain for a website that promotes the amazing iPhone, a cell phone that's also an iPod, a video camera, and a mobile Internet device with email and GPS maps. If you do any voice over for mobile applications, this could also be a great venue for you to attract people in need of voice overs for iPhone applications.
How to Make an Offer?
Are you interested in any of the domain names listed here? Make an offer for any of these domain names by clicking through their specific links above.
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