The whole world is upside-down right now. I’m finding myself bored out of my flipping mind. Not that there aren’t things I could ‘do’ – but my brain is exhausted of the scenery. The same pattern everyday and hours upon hours sitting in this same dang chair that I am now, day in and day out. I am in need of doing anything else. Typically, I’m finding any way to get out of my house, but as the world burns outside and everyone driven indoors, I’m stuck. On one hand I’m seeing myself drift to areas of creativity I haven’t felt in 10 years. But on the other hand, I feel driven to sleep 18+ hours a day. Everyday. Like I’m so bored, but with responsibilities I don’t have the energy for. So, in one of my fits of ‘what the hell’ I decided to explore my lack of talents as a voice-over talent/person.
With most things, I tend to shy away from the bare minimum. Even if it’s ultimately crap, I want it to be pretty looking crap. Like you can tell there is production value, but still bad, but now not complete garbage – just easy to laugh at. Anyway, that was my objective. I could have read anything – but no. I decided that if I were going to put in this much effort, I should give myself the lowest chance to turn a profit. So, I chose a complementary garbage platform, fivrr.com, and created a gig where I would read anything you wanted for a ridiculous fee. Hey, if anyone would pay it, it would surely be worth my while. As part of my post I would have to feature some samples of my work. Time to create a masterpiece.
For my first embodiment of work, I found some practice scripts online for a variety of industries – car sales, non-profits, education and carefully read each of the scripts in the most professional voice I could imagine. It was surprisingly very enjoyable. I ended up returning for more scripts a couple times. I must have recorded over a dozen scripts. Hours went by, but I wasn’t done yet. Nope. I sorted out my favorite ones and searched my catalog of backing tracks to lay down beneath each of them. A little audio finessing latter, adjusting my voice to sound a bit warmer and fuller, and things were starting to come together.
Slightly impressed with myself – I realized I would need somewhere to host my creations. I decided to upload my portfolio to Soundcloud.com. I attached each one to my Fivrr gig as well. Confirmed. Then we were live. I was officially available for hire.
I’m still bored as hell, and I haven’t had a single bite on my post – but no big deal. I’m happy with the creativity I have found recently. I have been able to accomplish a lot and catch up on things I threw on the back burner. Although I welcome a sense of normalcy as soon as possible. Check out my voice over work below and let me know if you’d like to hear more!
#Entrepreneur, #Developer, #Businessman. Pouring everything I have into everything that I do. Meeting #opportunity at the door.