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How Long Will it Take?

with Lau Lapides

Anne & Lau answer a question many have about the voice over industry: "how long will it take?" The truth is, becoming a successful voiceover artist takes time, discipline, and dedication. There is no set timeline for success, and it is important to have realistic expectations. Investing in coaching and training is essential, but it is equally important to be selective about where and how to invest. Building a recognizable brand identity and having a viable business is important. Respecting the voiceover industry as a business is crucial. Hard work, commitment, and effort increase the chances of success, but there are no shortcuts. Success is not only measured financially but also in time and commitment to your voice over business.

Anne & Lau discuss how long it really takes to get your voice over business up & running + tips to ensure your biz is a success…

"A goal is just a dream with a deadline." - Lau

About Lau

Lau Lapides is Founder & President of Lau Lapides Company, a boutique coaching, training & production company for voice talent and actors. It has its headquarters in Boston with satellites in NYC, Miami and LA. Programs include hybrid online & in-person workshops, seminars, one-to-one personalized coaching, + showcases in NYC/LA and online. Lau’s media and broadcasting career coaches all work in television, film, radio and theatre. Their voices can be heard around the world.

Top 10 Takeaways

Quick-share concepts from today’s episode:

  1. Becoming a successful voiceover artist takes time & dedication.

  2. Voiceover training + developing your craft takes years of practice.

  3. Investing time, money, and effort is crucial for building a successful voiceover career.

  4. Success cannot be achieved quickly and easily.

  5. Realistic goals are essential.

  6. Respect the voiceover industry as a business and know that professionals need to charge for their services.

  7. Pricing reflects your investment of time, experience, education, and connections.

  8. Commitment & engagement are necessary to create a recognizable brand identity.

  9. Invest in a coach. They will guide you through this demanding industry.

  10. Success is not guaranteed, but being invested in the work + putting in the effort increases your chances.

"If you are invested enough to want to create a business selling your voice, you have to understand that as a business, you respect other businesses." - Anne

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How is your Journey Going?

There are so many variables involved in the process of becoming a successful voiceover artist that it's impossible to predict success. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years, depending on your experience and dedication. It's also unrealistic to think that you'll become successful in a few weeks or months. You need time for your voice to mature and develop its own unique sound. This takes time!


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