Business and Money 101


Appropriate For: Casual Learners, Aspiring Professionals, and Working Professionals

This class will help students understand the fundamentals of building your voice over business, and where to best invest your time and money.

Class Length: Two Hours


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Great acting skills are the core of a successful career in voice over. However, performance ability is only half of the required skill set. The other half is knowing how to successfully run a small business, and how to navigate the complex voice over industry.

Business & Money 101 provides students with a review of the evolution of the voice over business; the role of technology as a driver of change in the industry; an overview of the current voice over landscape; and then step-by-step guidance on successfully starting a voice over business, including advice on accounting, insurance, unionization, and getting established, as examples.

At the conclusion of this class, students will:

  • Understand their personal motivations and goals as a voice actor
  • Appreciate the commitment and persistence required for success
  • Discuss the history and evolution of the voice acting industry, and understand the role of technology in this historical context
  • Know how to use, and other online resources to grow their knowledge of the voice over business
  • Set their rates per industry norms, understand how voice acting services as priced, and appreciate the perils of underpricing
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of corporate structures – sole proprietorship vs LLC
  • Appreciate the accounting and taxation requirements that may be applicable to them