There’s been quite a firestorm of angst and unhappiness on the forum sponsored by Voice123.com since the roll out of Version 2.0 of their site on July 9th. While I’ve posted here and there on the forum, I’ve tried to stay out of the firestorm itself. I was a beta tester for their new version, and what I saw of it looked like it would be both much more complex and would include much more information that the old version of the site. Some good. Some not so good. And while I use technology all the time both to do my work as effectively as possible and to make our home a more interesting and comfortable place to live, I’m interested to see how this technological solution is going to work in the long run. No doubt flaws have and will continue to be discovered. Some will be addressed. Some won’t. I see no reason to bail out of what has been a source for a significant piece of income during the last 3 years. You’ll find information posted here on the Voice123.com blog about what the team there is trying to accomplish and how they’re going about it. I wish them well.
And to be clear, there are plenty of constructive and instructive posts on the VoiceOverSavvy forums. It’s quite a delightful community of folks who are living through a time of significant change.
Naturally, while Voice123.com is working to improve their site, so are the folks at Voices.com at work on their site. You’ll find some insights into what’s coming next in this blog post on the Vox Daily blog, sponsored and hosted by Voices.com.
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Oh, the title of this post? As I’m learning more and more about marketing one’s voiceover services (from great friends like Charlie, Mary, Philip, Frank, Dan, Donovan, Liz, Peter, Kara, Deirdre, Karen, Anthony, and too many more to mention here), I’m realizing that Voice123.com and Voices.com are only part of what has to be a much more focused campaign.
For example, I’m not the right voice, the right talent, the right voice actor for every script. But, for those that I am right for, most people are very happy they hired me.