Listener Question – Boss Fix #2

It’s time for the Bosses to answer another one of your listener questions. This week’s episode is all about Freelancer websites and whether or not voiceover actors should participate. Are they beneficial? Or do they tarnish your business’ reputation? Are they low-ball and low-brow? Or a potential source of leads and work? The BOSSES explore it all and Anne drops the biggest BOSS BOMB of the year in this super topical episode.



Takeaways

Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. Freelance websites like Upwork, Freelancer.com, Nexxt, Task Rabbit, FiVr, Guru.com, hireable.com and may others are becoming increasingly popular.

  2. Millennial buyers prefer these platforms to find and hire freelancers like voice actors.

  3. Freelancer sites are not new. They have been around for 20 years. These sites are the pioneers of online casting, the side-hustle and solo-prenuers.

  4. FiVr is still largely seen as a rock bottom, clearing house place to hire talent, even though they have changed their business model.

  5. These sites can help you to learn how to negotiate and advocate on your own behalf. Many of them offer escrow services and ways to secure or ensure payment.

  6. These clients potentially need a lot of handholding.

  7. A lot of new voiceover talent are getting their start on these types of websites.

  8. Try to convert this work into a direct client when possible.

  9. Most of the clients these sites attract have never hired a voice actor before.

  10. Be prepared to add the costs of these sites into the rate you quote for a job.

  11. Your business serves you and you alone.


Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++


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Transcript

>> Today’s voiceover talent is more than just a pretty voice.

>> Pretty voice.

>> Pretty voice.

>> Pretty voice.

>> Today’s voiceover talent has to be a boss.

>> Boss.

>> A boss.

>> A boss.

>> Join us each week for business owner strategies and success with your hosts Anne Ganguzza and Gabrielle Nistico, along with some of the strongest voices in our industry.

>> Rock your business.

>> Rock your business.

>> Rock your business.

>> Like a boss.

>> Like a boss.

>> Rock your business like a boss.

>> Rock your business like a boss.