Top 10 Voice Over Websites For Voice Actors

When you are entering the voice over business, it may be hard to find reliable work and as a result many people tend to freelance. This means that voice artists will try to look for any jobs that they could do at any place. However, due to the internet, it is now easier than ever to find such jobs. There are multiple websites that provide voice over jobs and many places where you can upload demos for potential clients that could hire you. Here are a few websites that will help you find people that have demand for your services and that may be willing to hire you.

The list is in no order.

Voices 123

  • Dedicated to voice over jobs
  • 1-3 free weekly auditions
  • $125, $149 or $199 annual plans
  • Good pay
  • Only paid jobs
  • Could have more languages to choose from
  • Limited auditions

Voice123.com is also a freemium platform which allows creating a free account without charging anything. You will even be able to audition for select projects, however, these will be very scarce.

In my experience, I get 1-3 projects I can audition for per week. These include a lot of projects that require accents that I don’t speak. So in reality, it is even less than that. On the other hand, I don’t speak with British or American accent so I don’t know whether people with more common accents receive more projects they can audition for.

Voice123.com offer a monthly subscription plan which at the moment starts from $14.58 and allows to audition unlimited times. Higher subscription plans sell for $17.38 and $23.22 and include more project invitations and search appearances.

You can get 20% and 40% discounts on quarterly and annual subscriptions which amounts to $125, $149, or $199 per year depending on which plan you choose.

Voice123 offers filters for different accents and languages, but there are fewer options when compared to Voices.com

Voice123.com work as a platform for clients to find a voice over talent. Once the client finds a talent Voice123.com steps away and don’t charge extra from the client. A typical charge for a project in Voice123.com is a couple of hundreds of dollars per project.

Voices.com

  • Dedicated to voice over jobs
  • Only paid jobs
  • Good pay
  • Free registration
  • $499 annual fee for a realistic chance to get a job
  • Possibly charges overhead from a client
  • Many languages

Voices.com is a freemium platform for voice over artists looking for a job. You can set up a free account without paying a cent, however, you won’t be able to audition. Auditioning is only available for premium users who pay $499 annual fee to be able to audition and appear higher ranked in Voices.com search engine.

With a free account, you are setting up your profile which includes information such as what gear you are using, your accent, experience, voice specifics, gender, age, turnaround time, languages, previous clients, education and more.

You MUST have a demo reel to appear in Voices.com search engine. Customers coming to Voices.com have a chance to browse using filters. such as voice acting style, accent, location, category, language and role.

There are over 100 English accents to choose from so if you have a distinct accent there is a chance that a client will be choosing you due to it. There are also at least 100 languages to choose from, so it is not entirely English voice actors that are hired on the platform.

Having a choice of different accents and language allow for people with more distinct languages and accents to get a job easier, so that’s a nice feature.

I myself registered on a website as a free user and received a call from someone within Voices.com. The caller was nice and gave some tips on how to fill my profile. The more detailed profile the better he said.

Voicebunny.com

  • Dedicated to voice over jobs
  • Only paid offers
  • Need to pass a registration test
  • Receive audition offers
  • Set your own prices
  • Receive projects
  • Charges overhead from a client

Voicebunny or BunnyStudioVoice is a website dedicated to voice over jobs. It is unique in a way that to join Voicebunny you have to get by their approval test. Here is a simplified scheme from their website about how it goes:

  1. Create an account
  2. Tell about yourself
  3. Submit test voice over
  4. VoiceBunny reviews your work
  5. You get either accepted or not
  6. Electronically sign an agreement and you’re in

Voicebunny is free to use and you are free to set up your rates the way you want to. Although, the higher the rates the less likely you are to get a chance for an audition. Voicebunny will put an extra fee which they will take for themselves onto whatever rate you already set up.

The nice thing about the site is that you don’t need to worry about looking for auditions. Voicebunny will send you auditions that match your skills.

There are three ways you as a voice actor are going to be selected. It is either booking, contest or speedy method.

With booking method, a customer looks at the list of voice actors on the website, probably checks their demos, and chooses the one he likes best.

The contest method means a customer fills in project details and Voicebunny determines three voice actors that are the best fit for the project and they submit their auditions. The customer then selects which audition he liked the best, hopefully, it is yours.

With the speedy method, the customer submits the project and Voicebunny finds the best fit for the project, which again hopefully is you.

Backstage.com

  • Dedicated to artists
  • $14.99 monthly, $20 half-year or $30 annual subscriptions
  • Good pay
  • Only paid jobs

Backstage.com is a paid website that asks $14.99 per month but gives a massive discount for long term subscriptions. 1 years subscription costs $30 which is only $2.5 per monthly, compared to $14.99 that is a significantly better deal.
Backstage is not dedicated to voice over artists only, in addition it works as a casting platform for film, TV and theater actors, models and dancers. Luckily for voice actors most of the castings can be done remotely.

Backstage.com has been established since 1960 and is one of the cheapest options for voice over artists to find a job. Also, Backstage.com provides many good articles related to voice over field, kudos to them for doing that.

From a freelancing voice-over artist’s standpoint, Backstage has a decent search engine that allows you to filter only voice over jobs and specify them by age, gender, ethnicity, role type, whether it is paid or not gig, union status.

You also have a choice to insert your skills and keywords for a bit more specific job offers. There are a lot of job offers that specify they are looking for USA voice-over artists only and at the moment I see 26 jobs that fit my own profile.

From customer stand point the search engine on backstage is general for all kinds of work. You can specify age, union, gender and even most of the small cities from any country which is really nice.

Using keywords search and specifying skills is also an option and is probably the main tool to distinguish whether you want someone who is looking for voice-over gigs or for example dancing auditions only.

The pay on the website is good, you could expect to earn a couple of hundreds of dollars per a few minutes of a finished recording. Also, there are no free offers that promise you ‘exposure’.

Fiverr.com

  • Free registration
  • Not dedicated to voice over artists only
  • Mostly low prices
  • Upselling
  • No auditions
  • You receive orders
  • 5% Fivver fee
  • Only paid job offers

You have probably heard of Fiverr already. It is free website for freelancers to offer their services. Largely, Fiverr is based on cheap services and quick turnarounds, but some more established freelancers may charge an extra.

The minimum fee for a service on Fiverr is EUR 4.86 for Europeans and $5 for Americans. Which is extremely low and you wouldn’t expect anyone offering their service at such fee, but it is completely on the contrary.

Many, even more established freelancers including voice over artists sell their services at the minimum fee. The most common business model on Fiverr is to offer services for a minimum or a very low fee and then try to upsell with various additional perks such as fast delivery, additional revisions, music tracks and so on.
Also, Fiverr doesn’t ask any fee to sign in neither from customers nor from freelancers, but they take a 5% cut from each sale, or if it is below $20 mark they will charge the minimum fee which is $1.

Freelancing voice over artists may also receive a tip from their customers.

Also, Fiverr is different to dedicated voice over / voice actor job websites in a way that for the most part you will not be auditioning for voice over gigs, but rather you will be waiting for clients to order your services. It means it all depends on how good are your profile, demo reel and reviews.

Upwork.com

  • Not dedicated to voice over artists
  • Low to medium prices
  • $0.30-0.60 per audition
  • Unlimited auditions
  • Free registration
  • Bidding system
  • Only paid job offers

On Upwork you will be auditioning or rather bidding for your gigs. If you are a well reviewed voice over artist you might start getting invitations for auditions.

The platform is made for all kinds of freelancers, including voice-over artists, to offer their services. You can expect to get well-paid gigs on Upwork, but for the most part, it is still relatively cheap.

If you are fresh at Upwork with no previous work done on the platform it is likely you will be auditioning for low budget gigs to get your reviews up.

Upwork is free but has a $0.15 fee per each connection. Premium users who subscribe to Plus plan pay a $14.99 monthly fee and receive 70 connections per month which amount to roughly $0.21 per connection.

Opting for premium also gives you additional features such as the ability to look at what your competitors are bidding, customizing profile URL, hiding your earnings, keeping your account active despite inactivity.

Each time you audition you will be spending connections. A typical price for an audition would be 2-4 connections which means you would be spending $0.30-0.60 per audition and then on top of that you will be charged 20% Upwork service fee if you get to work on the project.

The bidding system on Upwork means client posts a job offer with guidelines as to what he expects of a freelancer and the price he is willing to pay. Freelancer then can offer his price for the job. You can try to undercut your competition or if you are an established freelancer you may even ask more than a customer was initially willing to pay.

ACX.com

  • Dedicated to audiobook narrations
  • Long projects
  • Fixed price and royalty shares
  • Includes well and not so well paid jobs
  • Lots of projects to choose from
  • Free registration
  • Unlimited auditions

ACX which stands for audiobook creation exchange is made for audiobook voice overs. It is the biggest platform for audiobook narrations and what you hear on audible is made through ACX. As you probably guessed it belongs to Amazon.

ACX is nice for starting out because it is free. You will find a ton of books that need narration. At the moment it offers over 2,000 books you can audition for.

Most of the books offer Royalty Share payment method which is risky. Royalty share means you are going to get paid a 50% of royalties. Keep in mind that ACX is going to take their cut as well so if you narrated $10 book, you will be getting less than $5 per sale.

Which means if audiobook does not sell well, you get nothing, on the other hand, if it sells well you might make a good passive income.

With Royalty share you ought to be cautious and choose books you want to narrate carefully because you might be working for free if the book is not successful.

My preferred way with ACX is getting paid per finished hour. Most of the authors pay 50-100$ per finished hour, however, you will find a bunch that are willing to pay a bit more. That is considered low pay in voice over community, but you have to start somewhere.

Bodalgo

Next on the list, bodalgo.com is based in Germany. There are many, mostly industrial film producers, who need to make their German language productions in English. They also could ask for a British accent, or more likely a “neutral” accent, which is a light North American accent!

There is no escrow, so you get the advantage of creating a relationship with the client direct once you get the job. Some nice variety of roles can come up on this site, and outstanding value projects as well.

Even it is free to use the website, you take it seriously. Please pay attention to their requirement for voice talents to have some kind of a formal voice training. Free membership allows you to have a profile and be searchable by the clients.

However, the design of the website made, so clients are posting the auditions, and only those talents who paid for premium can go and actively participate in these auditions. It is a very similar model to voice123.com does, but mostly for European clients.

Even the number of auditions is smaller than on voices.com, it is worth to set up and complete account there to get free exposure and potentially some clients.

The Voice Realm

www.thevoicerealm.com There is an American and a British version of this website, and again, it has an escrow system. You don’t even have to bid when auditioning, because they have an excellent professional price list for the type of work that you’re asked to do.

You can actively look for auditions to do, or you can click the “in-studio” button, so people who find your profile know you’re available right now. It is crucial to make sure you are filling out your profile as accurately as possible to get the auditions the best matching your voice profile.

That will determine a lot of your success.

The Voice Realm is yet another freelance platform that has over 5,000 registered voice-over artists. You need to fill the online form with all the details and submit them along with a demo. Once submitted, it can take some time to hear from them as they have a waiting period. If you get through, you will hear back and publish your profile on the site. That is something different from the other websites where no gatekeepers on registration.

This platform compared to some others, does not expose so much information about clients. And the jobs are more suitable for the narration style of voice. There and not many of a character type jobs. Consider this when joining. But do register there, because it is another place where you can get exposure for your talent.

Create your profile and use all the space and word count allowed to promote yourself. It is free!

Vo Planet

Adding one more pay-2-play website to the bucket www.voplanet.com, this was a massive site in the first part of the century, until it went into decline and closed. But with a new owner, the owner is really on the raising up and has some excellent high-value network jobs to audition for.

This website functioning on a similar model as voices123 and bodalgo. You can register for free and get contacted by the customer if they choose to browse through the database of the clients. Or you pay a yearly subscription for a premium account.

Voplanet also practices the same approach as thevoicerealm.com; they declare to accept only professionally trained and experienced voice actors. So it is worth to gain some experience and perhaps voice-over training before approaching them. But it is definitely worth it because it is yet another place to market your talent for free.

In conclusion

The list can go on; there are many more websites you can find a job or a client. But I need to stop somewhere, and maybe in the future, I will update this list.

I definitely going to be doing an in-depth review for each of these sites, so stay tuned.

Being informed and prepared saves time and money. And it would be best if you had both of them. And I understand, working on that number of websites can be a bit overwhelming for the beginner. The good news is you don’t need to be on all of them. At least not from the start.

I recommend starting with the easiest one, which will give you an experience, where you test your skills and learn to work in voice-over with the clients without being afraid that any early mistakes can affect your career.

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