By Stephanie Ciccarelli
July 5, 2011
Have you ever made money in your sleep?
Waking up to learn that you've got an amazing voice over job waiting for you can be an exciting thing. Recently, I heard one such story from a member of the Voices.com community and am able to share it with you.
What's the best voice over gig you've awoken to and why do you think you got it?
Be sure to share your thoughts as a comment on today's VOX Daily!
Getting Business In Your Sleep
One morning last week, Kara Edwards woke up to a 40,000 word e-learning project geared toward school aged children from a brand new client. Yes, you read correctly. 40,000 words!
Kara related via Facebook, "(I) went to bed thinking I'd be recording for an hour or so today for a regular client...(and) woke up to a 40,000 word e-learning script from a brand new client! I love my job!"
Considering her open schedule that particular day, this sudden and unexpected business opportunity with someone entirely new to her couldn't have come at a better time. That being said, Kara is a hardworking talent who spends a lot of time promoting her business so the fact that she was offered work in this fashion literally overnight is in no way coincidental.
How Does Your Brand Serve You?
A lot of time and energy is spent on how your brand serves other people but not many talent take the time to think about how their brand its equity serves their own business as a professional.
I thought about phrasing the question above in a different way, perhaps saying "does your brand serve you?" but decided to rather ask how it does. Whether or not you believe your brand is responsible for what you're receiving work wise, it does impact you one way or another.
When you think about it, your brand should be working just as hard for you as it does for your clients. Building up a solid brand that represents you well is important and will yield positive results.
Gather Round The Water Cooler
Earlier on in this post I asked you what the best voice over job you've ever woken up to was and why you feel this came to pass.
Right now, I'd like to invite you think about what that job was and also why you believe you were selected. The job could have been something you auditioned for or it could be an opportunity like what Kara described in her story, a job that resulted from seeds sown prior to the initial connection on a personal level.
The floor is yours.
Looking forward to hearing your stories!
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