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Publisher's Summary

The Complete Guide to Making Money from Voice Acting  

• Have you gone down the voice-over online video and blog rabbit hole?

• Finding it hard to know just what to do first?

• What if you had a simple, step-by-step guide to working in the lucrative voice over industry?

There are plenty of people earning great money from home as professional voice-over artists, but if you’re not already in the business, it can seem impossible to break in.  

The Missing Link to Paid Voice-Over Acting

In this book you’ll gain access to the exclusive world of professional voice-over in seven simple steps.

Voice-over actor Chris Agos walks you through the most effective ways to earn money in today’s professional voice-over industry. You’ll gain a clearly-defined map of the industry that will open up opportunities you’d never have thought possible. What’s more, we’ve included sample scripts and audio tracks of every important voice over style, so you can hear how the professionals do it.

What You’ll Learn:

• The 10 ways voice actors earn money from home

• The most effective ways to develop your voice-over acting skills

• The two essential resources that all voice talent should never be without

• How to perform the 14 essential voice-over styles that dominate the industry

• How not to get a talent agent

• How to create a voice over demo that converts into paying jobs

Bonus 1: A complete list of 25 free actionable steps you can take right now to advance your progress.

Bonus 2: A full glossary of VO industry terms.

No matter where you live, how much time you have or what gear you use, The Voice Over Startup Guide: How To Land Your First VO Job takes you from your first steps in recording, to getting full-time paid work as a voice-over actor.

©2019 KTPR, Inc. (P)2019 KTPR, Inc.

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Great first VO book

Having just started looking into voiceover, I had already listened to a podcast that explained what to expect in voiceover work. The speakers emphasized that you need to put lots of training and hard work on before jumping in, but I was left asking, "okay soooo....what do I do to get started then?!" and this book answered that question very well. With both long term steps an action list from this book, I now feel like I know where to start, what kind of work and investment I should expect to put in, and how to improve in order to get going successfully in this industry. Glad I started with this book!

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Informative

Loved it! Very information. New to VO. THIS helped me find a beginning. Added Resource!

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Strait Forward - To the Point

Love the book. Very informative. Very direct. Talked about the good as well as the bad things about the industry. Look forward to more books. Thanks.

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Right to the point...

Simple, concise, actionable. This book goes straight to the heart of the fundamentals of starting and maintaining a VO career... if you will apply it. There are no ‘secrets’ to success, but there are steps to take to get there. Consider this work your first steps on a thousand mile journey.

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VERY GOOD! Concise. Actionable. No BS.

Mr. Argos has an excellent voice and delivery and a very helpful little book. Argos shares in an interesting and concise way how he got to his skill level and professional success and how you might too.

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Excellent initial guide.

Chris is clear and cuts to the chase. I loved all his professional recommendations. Thank you Chris.

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Worth It for Beginners

This was a wonderful introduction to the voice over world. The content puts a lot in perspective, and acts as a building block for beginners who have decided this will be their career.

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great book

very informative and encouraging. I learned alot from the author. I will continue to find more of his work to study.

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just what I needed to get started

just what I needed to hear to help me make sure I wanted to start this career. very good direction and examples.

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Excellent Intro to Voice Over!

Over all a really great read. the author gets into the real details of voice over and gives a lot of really really good advice.

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  • Mark
  • 03-02-21

Outdated and Self Serving

There are bits and pieces here that you can certainly take away from the audio teaching provided by Chris here. However, it is exceptionally out of date. Chris spends most the second portion of the book trying to desperately cling onto the old fashioned way the industry used to be and attempts to discourage the new generation of VO artists that otherwise might take a bite out of his wallet.

For a couple of hours of book that should have just been a few Youtube videos, save your money. The infomation in this book is relevent to VO artists in pre 2010.

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  • Angelo
  • 11-02-19

Insightful and very opportunistic

I have had invested money and made my own moble studio for my music and acting career while I'm still in my second year of college. I thought about doing voice acting because of my interests in impersonations and thinking of acting in this genre of work. The recommended equipment listed in one chapter definitely took me by surprise as I currently own the AT2020 and Scarlet 2I2 audio interface and was happy that I chose right before getting this audible.

This audible is definitely extremely helpful for any person starting or continuing doing voice over work, voice acting etc.
I am deeply impressed at the way examples are included with snippets and demo reels from the author.
The way he describes the workplace, conditioning and the reality of voice over was very insightful and detailed to the point I had to rethink the way I viewed voice over.
The auditioning and sound checking chapter is very insightful and helped me to double-check any future tapes and how a small mistake could risk my chance at that job.

I am more interested to take this career path and hopefully by using this guide it would help me start-up easier.

Thank you - Angelo