Who Wants To Be A Voice Talent? – J. Christopher Dunn is a very talented voice over artist who gets asked what it takes to be a voice talent on a regular basis (I think any of us that have been in the business a bit have been asked the same). Here’s a pretty detailed analysis of what you need to know if you want to pursue this area of self-employment. Yes, it’s a very rewarding line of work (I LOVE it – and I know I’m not alone!) – but it’s not for the faint of heart. The advice in this article will be hugely helpful to you if you really are determined to make a go of it.
And along the same lines, Paul Strikwerda talks about some of the things you should definitely think about in his article, How to Break into the Voice-Over Business. Paul has also recently written something that you really should read before you jump into this business. If you can get past those words of caution and still have passion for this, then you’re doing really well.
Dee Bradley Baker also has a fantastic website called I Want To Be A Voice Actor – and it has *everything* on there. There’s information on demos, agents, VO myths, learning to act, how to get started with your home studio, etc. Well worth a look.