Sun, 03 Apr 2022 - 09:29 GMT
Sun, 03 Apr 2022 - 09:29 GMT
1. Working From Home IS the new norm.
We all remember ages ago -back in 2019- when we used to drive to work! What a weird concept, right? Now most of us are rocking our Pjs to our home offices every single day of the work week. And it’s not much different if you’re an aspiring VO. You can easily manage all your projects from the moment you contact the client to the moment you get paid, all from the comfort of your home. Some of you might ask, but what if I need VO training still? Well, let me tell you about this platform called Gravy For The Brain. It offers online courses, mentoring sessions, webinars, and workshops! That sounds like everything a voiceover platform should offer, right? WRONG! It offers even more educational services like mentoring forums, which is my favorite thing about it.
Imagine while auditioning for a project, you get this unshakable feeling that something is wrong with your sample, so you pop on your laptop and send Peter Dickson, the voice of Britain’s Got Talent, a message with your sample attached to ask for his feedback. That’s exactly what the mentoring forums are, they are a way to connect to experts who work in the industry from all over the world and get their daily feedback on your samples.
2. Freelancing IS the new 9-5.
One might think that being a VO is unstable, but in 2022, that is far from true. Freelancing is the future. According to the latest data, it is estimated that by the year 2027, freelancers are projected to make up most of the workforce in the United States, making up 50.9% of the working population. And this trend is not just visible in the United States, Egypt has taken huge steps in the inclusion of freelancers as a workforce, with initiatives like egFWD sponsored by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information technology, to teach the youth new marketable skills. This allows them to work as full-time freelancers and make as much as, and sometimes even more, than what they would make in a 9-5 office job. How does that relate to aspiring voiceovers?
Now it is easier than ever to establish yourself as a freelance VO, start building your clientele, and build your online presence with a strong personal brand. That is not an easy task per se, but it is achievable with the right mentoring and guidance, and that’s what Gravy For The Brain offers as well. Nadeem Khaled a voice artist with years of experience in the field of Voiceover, and who has established himself as a full-time freelancer and an entrepreneur, is one of the mentors at Gravy For The Brain and the territory controller of Gravy For The Brain Arabia, who will help you with all things related to marketing and branding yourself as an aspiring voiceover.
3. You can have all of this for free!
Gravy For The Brain sounds too good to be true, so why not try it for free right now? Gravy For The Brain is offering a 12-day trial for readers of Egypt Today that includes all the services mentioned in this article and much more. And to know more about Gravy For The Brain follow us on Facebook.
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