How to Get Started in the Voiceover Industry as a Beginner


How to Get Started in the Voiceover Industry as a Beginner
How to Get Started in the Voiceover Industry as a Beginner

Are you looking for ways to make money from home? Have you ever considered becoming a voiceover artist? In this article, I will share my experience of how I started in the voiceover industry as a beginner and provide you with some tips on how to get started.

To get started in the voiceover industry, you need a microphone and some basic audio editing software. I started with the Blue Yeti microphone, which is affordable and is used by many YouTubers. I then turned one of my closets into a makeshift sound booth by recording myself in front of all of my clothes. The clothes in my closet acted as a sound barrier, reducing the echo and reverb. I used the free program Audacity to record and edit my voiceover work.

Once I had a demo reel, I uploaded it to Upwork and started applying to different jobs. When starting out, don’t expect to make the going rate of what a voiceover artist would charge. Start with smaller jobs that may not pay well, but they will help you build up reviews and gain experience. For example, I found a job on Upwork doing voiceovers for top 5 or top 10 YouTube channels, which paid between $15 to $20 per hour.

It is not necessary to be a native English speaker to get started in the voiceover industry. There are many jobs available in different languages. You can also try doing a demo reel using any microphone that you have, as long as it is better quality than your phone or computer. If you can’t afford to buy a microphone brand new, consider going to a secondhand shop or checking Facebook Marketplace for a used one.

When applying to jobs, focus on voiceovers for YouTube videos. Usually, people are not expecting studio quality for these voiceovers, and they are not paying enough to expect perfect quality. Therefore, it is okay to apply for these kinds of jobs because they don’t expect you to have a top-of-the-line microphone or a sound booth.


In conclusion, if you want to get started in the voiceover industry, it is not as difficult as you might think. All you need is a microphone, some basic audio editing software, and a space to record in. Start with smaller jobs and work your way up. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the job right away. Keep practicing, and you will eventually get there. With determination and hard work, you can become a successful voiceover artist just like me. 

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