During the start of my career, I was fortunate to have booked a few clients right away but I hit some bumps in the road and started questioning if I had made the right decision. But then I began to think about why I left corporate America. Eight hours in the office, mandatory meetings, micro-management, etc. That was enough to keep me hungry enough to keep this new career VO moving forward. I am grateful for everything I learned in my corporate radio gig and still have many friends from that era but I was born an entrepreneur, and an 8-5 job in an office was never going to work for me.
I've been in this business for over 30 years total and while we all hit our snags, I can't imagine doing anything else. One of my favorite things about being a voice actor is learning something new about a business or product. With all the medical narration I have done, I feel like I could perform open-heart surgery on someone! Scary thought, right? I also learned quite a bit about SEO and Internet marketing due to several VO projects I had produced for web companies. The money you earn from VO is excellent but the education you receive is often taken for granted.