Blog – Carrie Olsen Voiceover

Are You “All In”?

You’re teetering on the fence. Wondering if this business can work for you. Maybe you’ve booked a voiceover job here and there, you loved it, and you just want to be able to do more. Or you’ve never booked a job, but you know this is something you can do. On the left side of the […]

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What to do on slow days

This past week wasn’t one of my booking-est. I feel fortunate that the first quarter of the year as a whole has been great. But in this business, there are inevitably slow days. And sometimes… slow weeks.Depending on where you are in your business, slow times will mean something different for you.If you’re just in […]

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Voiceover Stories: Diana Birdsall

One of the most common questions I get asked about voice over is How do I get started? It seems like there should be a simple answer like, “Buy a microphone and start auditioning.” But anyone who has pursued voice over for any length of time will tell you it’s not that simple. So why is […]

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Doing Voiceover When You’re Busy

#reallife confession: These past two weeks have been challenging. Work has been steady, and I’m so grateful! But sometimes the everyday things are enough to tip the scales on the stress-o-meter. And my scale hath been tipped. Probably the thing that’s had the biggest impact is that Ruby is teething. And she’s real serious about […]

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Your #VOWhy

What is your #VOWhy? Get clear on the things that keep you motivated to #workhard so you avoid the slumps (or at least get through them with grace!) Click to Tweet What is your #VOWhy? Well, what is a VOWhy in the first place? VO stands for voiceover and a #VOWhy is your reason for […]

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Voicever tools and resource guide

Get a free copy of my favorite tools and products in this resource guide. You’ll pick up gems that’ll help make your voiceover life easier. Click to Tweet Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Which means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through […]

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How to get started in voiceover

A few days ago, I was in my home studio, editing a voiceover project. It was a slow and easy day, when suddenly – my mom (and nanny) was rushing me to come downstairs! When I got to where she was, lo and behold – my little Ruby was right there… taking her first steps! […]

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A primer on voiceover demos

When should you make a demo? What is it for? Get the highlights on voiceover demos in this five-minute video. Click to Tweet    This video offers a very high-level view of demos. Namely when to record a demo and what to use it for. Here is a highlight of those highlights 🙂A demo is a […]

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Voice acting: Why it’s good to talk to yourself

Do you ever find yourself having both sides of a make believe conversation between you and… you? It would be really weird for anyone in any other profession to admit that they talk to themselves out loud and often. But fortunately, voice actors have a job where it’s not only acceptable to do that, it’s required! So if anyone ever […]

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How to win voiceover jobs part 2: Don’t overdo it

In Part 1 of the How to Win Voiceover Jobs series, we talked about how increasing your emotional intelligence helps you be a better voice actor. Today, we’re talking about the danger of overthinking and overdoing. Becoming a successful voice actor isn’t easy, but putting unnecessary extra time and energy into auditions doesn’t always result in more […]

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How to do voice over part-time

I sent out a poll last month asking what would be the most helpful thing for you to read about on the blog next. I was surprised to hear that what you most want to hear about is how to do voiceover part-time. So let’s talk about that. How do you become a chef part-time? […]

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Learn Voiceover Without a Coach

If you’re familiar at all with my story, you know that my voiceover coach, Alyson Steel, was instrumental in my advancing so quickly in the voiceover world. So I always recommend that aspiring voice actors work with a coach. That said, there are so many resources available now, that it is possible to start booking work […]

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On joining the union

I’ll be honest. I haven’t booked the right kind of work for me to need join the union yet. I’m totally open to it, and I kind of hoped I would have gotten some crazy huge jobs that necessitated my joining by now, but that hasn’t happened. I’m still doing great in my career, though. […]

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What About the Non-commercial Stuff?

  When I first got into voiceover, all of my coaching sessions were focused on commercial reads. Come to think of it, the majority of them still are. Most of my demos are commercial demos, and my agents are mostly commercial agents. All of this training and effort I have put into commercial reads has been […]

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Working on, and not in the biz

Voiceover is an amazing industry! It has allowed me to reach so many goals in a really short amount of time. I’m able to work from home (or anywhere really), spend more time with my family, and do creative work that I love. But there is an aspect of working in VO that causes me […]

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