Are Pay-to-Play Voiceover Sites a Ripoff?

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I’m Not Your Agent, but I’d Be Happy to Take Your Money

A couple of weeks ago I read (and immediately shared) an article called Anatomy of a Voiceover Scam. It’s a great read about how a classic overpayment scam is making the rounds through the voiceover community, taking advantage of VO hopefuls.

But the article wasn’t about what I had immediately assumed it was when I read the title. I’ve been stewing ever since. You see, I had assumed that the article was going to take on the pay-to-play voiceover markets that charge talent for the opportunity to audition for VO gigs.

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Idea Machine

The new habit I’m trying to build is to become what James Altucher calls an Idea Machine. Basically, that means generating 10 ideas per day. They don’t have to be good ideas, just ideas.

The premise is that it builds your idea muscle to the point that you can generate ideas at any time you need. I’m planning to share this experience, so if you’re already reading this blog, stay tuned.

And if you have any questions, leave them in the comments.

Jump In

User testing can be a lot like a cold pool on a hot day. You can agonize about getting in – making excuses and putting it off for fear of the bracing cold. But once you get into it, it’s so refreshing.

The Failure of the Segway

Critics jumped on the dorky aspect and the high price, but those weren’t the dooming factors. Early adopters often put up with cost and ridicule for innovations that meet real needs. But no one needs a Segway.

Erika Hall, Just Enough Research

Thought this was a great point, especially on this, the eve of the alleged iWatch.