A few years ago I was asked if there is one secret to voiceover success. My answer is yes: don’t quit. Everyone who quits on their path to voiceover success (or any other effort) always fails to reach that success. Unless they start again and don’t quit that time.
The thing is, most people look at the journey to making a living doing voiceovers as a matter of being picked by the right agent or manager or something like that. But, as Seth Godin brilliantly points out in his blog post today Sure, but that’s not a plan; hoping to be picked isn’t a plan.
There’s a lot of hard work invoved. A lot of costs in terms of start-up expenses, training expenses, studio set-up expenses and on and on. Here’s another cold spash of water in the face: many, indeed most, of the people starting on this journey won’t make a living in voiceover.
But, if you stay with it. Plan carefully. And keep working and getting better, and don’t quit, you will make it.