Want a Voiceover Career?

Have you always been told you have a great voice? Congratulations – that’s a really great thing to hear!

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Is This Your Year for Audio Books?

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Welcome to 2014 – this ain’t your mama’s audio book anymore! Continue reading Is This Your Year for Audio Books?

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Mine Last Year’s Work for This Year’s Money!

It’s that time of year we all dread – tax season. As we gather up all of the receipts, statements and documents to arm ourselves for the IRS paperwork, here’s a thought – is there another way to get more money from what you did last year?

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When Your Major Tool Breaks – What Then?

p>What do you do when you run a business and the major tool you use in your business breaks. What happens then?

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Perhaps you’re a writer – your major tool is your ability to craft meaningful, beautiful sentences.

Or perhaps you’re like me, and you do voicework – your major tool would be your voice.

My major tool has been on the fritz for the past week. I went on a business trip to Savannah and came home to a sick hubby. Darling man that he is, he shared his bad cold with me. I do love that man – truly!

Right now, my sound is somewhere between Lauren Bacall and a frog. Not a great sound, unless you have a cartoon client who wants something like that. Unfortunately for me and cartoon producers the world over, they haven’t found me at the right time.

Entrepreneurs and solopreneurs know that there’s always plenty to keep you busy when running a business, even if you don’t have your major tool. Administrivia, marketing and working on a web site have kept me occupied while trying to best this bug. And for the clients with ASAP jobs, I’ve done the best I could, with promises for free re-do’s when my voice actually sounds like me again!

What do you do when your major tool breaks? That’s something you should think about right now, while all is well in your business. Draw up a contingency plan, have some ideas of things that could get taken care of even when you’re not hitting on all eight cylinders, and put your ideas down on paper.

I hope your major tool never breaks, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared!

Do you have a question about audio products? I’d love to hear it, and maybe answer it right here. Helping people monetize their content is what we do!

Sandy Weaver Carman
CEO, Voicework on Demand, Inc.

Voicework on Demand, Inc.

I partner with writers, speakers, trainers and coaches, taking work they’ve already done and turning it into a revenue river. Ready to get your feet wet?

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Let Your Expertise Shine!

Admit it – you rock when it comes to your topic. You know all about it, you can bring people clarity where your topic is concerned, and you have insight that even Oprah would admire.

Do enough people know about your expertise, though? Continue reading Let Your Expertise Shine!

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Audio & Audio Products: The Top 6 Reasons It Matters

In this world of instant information and YouTube, I often get asked “why do I need audio products” and “why do I need to know how to work with audio?”

Here are the top 3 reasons you need audio products: Continue reading Audio & Audio Products: The Top 6 Reasons It Matters

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Audio Books – Is That Really Reading?

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Recently I overheard a couple of Moms talking about their kids’ back-to-school projects. One Mom told the other that her son had to list all the books he’d read during the summer.

Dilemma – he wanted to list audio books as well as “regular” books, and Mom didn’t know what to do. Continue reading Audio Books – Is That Really Reading?

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How Audio Products Can Hurt Your Business

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Audio products can hurt you? How could that be? The hot offering is audio products and now I’m saying they could hurt you?

Yes. Audio products can hurt your business, hurt your credibility, and hurt your ability to create that revenue river you’ve been dreaming of. Repurposing content into audio products is a good idea – but only if you do it the right way! Continue reading How Audio Products Can Hurt Your Business

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Audio Books – 3 Reasons Your Book MUST Be an Audio Book

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As more and more people move to smart phones, they’re discovering the ease and fun of listening to an audio book. If you haven’t become hooked by audio books yet, know that the world is about to pass you by – listening to an audio book has become so much easier than reading an actual book or an e-book that the audio book market segment is the fastest-growing.

People use audio books to prevent squabbles between their kids in the back seat, to become a better person, or to make distance running palatable, Continue reading Audio Books – 3 Reasons Your Book MUST Be an Audio Book

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Audio Products for Self-Improvement – Use Them and Sell Them!

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On this blog, we talk a lot about audio products and how people use them. Turns out, other blogs talk about that, too. Not surprising, as the use of audio books and audio learning grows rapidly.

So for this post, I’m going to suggest you read another blog post – OnlineCollegeCourses.com, because they’re proving a point. And the point is, audio products are a great way to reach busy people of all ages. Continue reading Audio Products for Self-Improvement – Use Them and Sell Them!

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