Whether you’re a beginner voice actor or you’ve been at it for years, there’s always room to find new work. The many niches found across the voice over industry can no doubt be overwhelming, but it also presents an opportunity to find a variety of interesting work. We wanted to take some time to highlight some of the most interesting and potentially lucrative types of voice over work out there.
The Voice Shop is proud to offer a variety of classes and private lessons for voice over artists. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the craft or you’re a voice over veteran; we can meet you where you’re at and help you evolve into the next big talent. Before contacting us about our classes and lessons, learn more about the different types of voice over work!
Voice Over Work
There are dozens of niche industries where voice over talent can find jobs. Whether you’re new to voice overs or you’re hoping to expand the scope of your work, it’s up to you to do the research and networking! Here are some of the best voice over markets to find work:
Narration: Narration makes up a huge portion of voice over work. For many in the voice talent industry, narration voice overs comprise the majority of their work. There is a lot of work out there in the form of recording audiobooks.
Commercials: Voice over work for commercials is a smaller industry. Estimates show that only around 8 percent of voice over actors find work in commercials. But we’ve added it to the shortlist because of how lucrative the commercial industry can be.
Announcement: Ever wondered whose voice you’re hearing in airports, stadiums, malls, and other large public spaces? In many cases these recordings are the work of a voice over artist.
Corporate: The corporate world has plenty of need for voice over work. You have training videos, human resources material, or similar such material that warrant the need for voice over talent.
Education: There is a seemingly endless need for schools, universities and educational institutions in the form of voice over work. In this realm you can expect your voice over work to cover training and educational videos.
Finding Your Niche
With all the voice over niches out there, there’s plenty of places to find work. As we said above, it’s important that you do plenty of research and networking to find the perfect work to match your voice over style. If you’re worried about finding work on your own, you could always seek out the help of a casting agent, who will have a strong knowledge of the industry, and can help you get on the right track for finding voice over work!