In today’s episode, I’ll talk about finding a new normal for my voiceover business now that the kids are back to school and my husband started his new job. Plus, what I learned at the eVOcation Conference.
The year 2020 has kept me on my toes and tested the meaning of a “steady schedule.” My kids went back to school in August, but not all day every day. They’re happy to be back, and so am I, but this is the first school year that has started out with an alternative schedule and personal protective equipment. [It’s different!]
My husband started his new job August 31st. He’s training to work at an Amazon Fulfillment Center that hasn’t opened yet. That means lots of online training from home. I love having him around! He’ll be out of the house finding his new normal soon enough.
Now, I’m trying to to find my new normal with my voiceover business, managing the house, raising the kids, and being a supportive wife. No problem, right? Actually all this change is rocking my world a little bit. I have less time in my day. I can handle it. I just haven’t found my stride yet.
I attended an online conference called eVOcation last weekend (Sept 11-13, 2020). It was about the business of voiceover. Voice Actors Carin Gilfrey and Jamie Muffet did a phenomenal job organizing the topics, speakers, links, swag bags, entertainment, and so on.
I had a list of four topics I wanted to learn about at VOcation. Mission accomplished! I walked away with a better understanding of all four of them plus ideas for new personal goals.
1. Source Connect
3. Negotiating rates [for voiceover jobs]
4. Finding work through agents, casting directors, and pay-to-play sites. I learned which sites are available and best practices for using them.
Overall, great conference. Definitely worth it! I learned a lot, met some awesome people, and took pages and pages notes. I definitely need to write some new goals now that I’m better-informed about the business of voiceover.