A voice actor’s job is not “just speaking”. His or her voice represents your company and/or product! If the voice actor does a poor job, your company/product’s image will suffer accordingly.
Therefore, don’t be tempted to hire an amateur, as you will likely get what you pay for—and end up “paying a price” you didn’t expect! Check out this video for an explanation.
Imagine an amateur records your voiceover for 5 dollars. What type of quality can you expect? What type of image will it give your company? Sure there is a range of voiceover prices, but 5 dollars does not even come near the bottom of that range. To give you an idea of the general quality you can expect for 5 dollars for ANY type of project... well, I hope you checked out the video quality above, because I paid 5 dollars for it as an experiment, and the quality matches the budget!
For more information on the hazards of hiring an amateur, see Why Do I Need a Professional Voice Actor to Record My Project?
To hear what a professional sounds like, listen to these voice demos.
OK, now it’s time to hire a professional!
Article by Victoria Feinerman