By Lin Parkin
February 9, 2011
Do you wonder what the most popular job posting categories at Voices.com are?
In this article, you'll learn more about the kind of work that is posted with greatest frequency at the site and which demos.
Which rank in the top 5?
Which pay the highest?
People often ask us what job categories they should have their demos in which prompted a little internal research. It's important to note that in order to demonstrate the diversity of your skills you should have demos in all areas that you are interested in obtaining work.
The top performing categories haven't changed much year over year. Since 2004 business jobs continue to the most predominate on the site. However in 2010 television jobs jumped up to the number four spot.
It means there is an abundant amount of jobs coming in these categories and, if you're interested in adding this type of voice work to your resume, you should have demos in these categories readily available.
Here's a short description of the kind of work posted within each category.
Business VO: corporate training videos, power point presentations, and business awards ceremony.
Internet VO: animated site representatives, videos and commercials on YouTube, and web audio tours.
Educations VO: educational videos, educational games, and other teaching tools with audio.
Telephone VO: telephone greeting, auto attendant, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), corporate phone tree, on hold marketing, voicemail, ring tones, and automated messages.
Television VO: commercials, station identification, hosts, and announcers.
Okay, so those are the busiest categories, but you might be asking yourself what categories pay the best. We wanted to know this too. We found that the highest paid voice over jobs are for:
• Educational Videos
These jobs far exceed the minimum job posting budget range of 100-250 dollars, consistently ranging from two to three thousand dollars, many of which are higher, which goes to show that having a well rounded demo collection can help you in both quantity and quality of jobs.
Also worth noting, ensure you have English North American selected in your languages as most clients post jobs in this category. That includes ALL of you who speak unaccented English - no matter where you're from. The industry lingo for this is Standard Non-regional American.
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