Confidently Create a Rock-Solid Plan for Your Voiceover Business
Learn the exact steps to take to build a thriving voiceover business... even if you're strapped for time
Free yourself from overwhelm once and for all, and feel confident that you're taking the right steps
When it comes to growing a voiceover business, there is a lot of noise out there. And it's really difficult to know what new "must-have" trend is truly essential for your business.
If you spend 10 minutes Googling how to get started in voiceover, you're likely to come across several "programs" claiming that you can be profitable in a matter of minutes if you just buy a cheap microphone, as well as several experts trying to scare you out of the business because they can't make money at it.
For someone who just wants to know where to start, this can be maddening!
After all, you see and hear voice actors on TV and radio commercials. You hear them on phone prompts every time you call your bank. You hear them on audiobooks, online training, your kids' toys, cartoons, podcasts, and on and on...
So, clearly, there are people booking these jobs.
And yet it's so hard to find helpful information that is affordable, reputable, and supportive.
Then, even if you do find a coach that seems to have his or her head on straight, you're faced with the harsh reality that you just don't have time to fit one more thing into your already crazy schedule.
It's frustrating because, unlike more traditional careers, there isn't a clear path laid out for you to become a voice actor. So you find yourself in a perpetual state of, "WHAT DO I DO?"
Get Traction in Voiceover
Get Traction in Voiceover is an online course designed with one purpose in mind: To create a clear, actionable, step-by-step plan for your voiceover business.
It is possible to build a profitable voiceover business, IF you know where to start and what to do next. And that's exactly what this course shows you.
Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up
Within 24 hours of signing up, you will get lifetime access to 25+ video lessons in your course portal. You will also request access to the private Facebook accountability group. You will be invited to additional monthly live Office Hours calls with Carrie for a full year. The course was created for busy people, so you can stay on track spending only an hour a day going through the material. At the end of the course, you will have a rock-solid, step-by-step action plan for your voiceover business that you feel confident you can follow.
You will create your custom business plan for preparing to systematically book regular voiceover work
You will learn how to utilize the 3 methods of getting Traction: Auditioning, Networking, and Email List
You will feel confident that you're covering all the bases
You will be in control of your schedule instead of feeling like you have to "work things in"
Here’s what people are saying about working with Carrie
"I have a clear plan"
Since devouring Carrie’s course I have a clear plan. I also know that if I’m ever overwhelmed Carrie is just a phone call or email away.
"Her instruction is clear and concise"
I have learned more about how to start my VO business, in just 3 sessions, than in the hours of webinars that gave me a lot of ‘what’ to do but very little ‘how’.
Provides detailed guidance and strategy
Get Traction in VO has helped me clarify the order in which to do things that will help me build my VO business by providing detailed guidance and a strategy I can follow to achieve success.
Here's what's in the course
Module 1: Your Action Plan
Right off the bat, we jump into the big picture of creating your action plan. Module 1 breaks down what Traction looks like, helps you set realistic expectations, and introduces most of the productivity resources we'll be utilizing throughout the rest of the course.
Module 2: The First Method of Getting Traction - Auditioning
In the Auditioning Module, the course breaks down the first method of getting traction into auditioning mindset, auditioning skills, where to get auditions, an audition checklist, basic setup and equipment, editing, the ability to self-direct, and performance skills.
Module 3: The Second Method of Getting Traction - Networking
In this robust module, the course covers why networking is vital for getting traction in voiceover, how to network informally, intentionally, in person, and online.
Module 4: The Third Method of Getting Traction - Email List
In this module we cover the third and most powerful method of getting Traction in voiceover: Email List. The course covers what an email list is, why it's important to have one, goes over email scenarios, email list building tools, crafting an email outreach and followup strategy, and more.
Get the low-down on demos, talent interviews, worksheets, assessments, and more to help you digest the content and put it into action.
Get Traction is all about empowering you to take action
In addition to the training modules, Get Traction in Voiceover also comes with extra resources to help you get the most out of the training. Productivity resources to help you utilize your time better. Accountability bonuses to ensure you're making progress on your plan. And expert interviews to distill all the need-to-know information into individual, value-packed lessons.
Private Facebook accountability group
Information is necessary, but all the information in the world is useless if you don't implement it. That's where the Facebook accountability group comes in. Get support and community from other like-minded voice actors to help keep you on track with your plan.
Intro to Voiceover video lesson from Alyson Steel
In this bonus video lesson, 20-year voiceover veteran and highly coveted coach, Alyson Steel, breaks down the genres of voiceover, how to make money in the field, union vs non-union and the technology used in the business. Essential insider knowledge valued at $130 when bought alone.
Monthly Office Hours with Carrie
Join in on live monthly Office Hours sessions for one full year!
These sessions will become a highlight of your month and alone are worth more than the cost of the course. Get face time with Carrie and other community members, share wins, get personalized feedback and action steps, or just be a fly on the wall and soak in the wealth of information that is shared in each one of these sessions.
Guest Teacher Lessons and Talent interviews
Never have to guess about when and how to make a demo: Learn the no-holds-barred truth about voiceover demos from renowned demo producer, Eric Romanowski. And see yourself in the stories of other voice actors at various stages in their businesses in exclusive talent interviews.
Productivity Tool Lifeline ebook
Kiss overwhelm goodbye. You already have a lot to juggle in your schedule. And the hard truth is - to build a profitable voiceover business, you have to put time into it. This resource gives you the tools to gradually build the habits you need to put your VO plan into action, while still managing your other obligations.
About The Creator,
Carrie Olsen lives and breathes voiceover. She is represented by one of the top voiceover agencies in the country and records audio from her home studio for brands like Home Chef, Grammarly, Gatorade, Disney, TNT, Netflix, Schwab, and many more.
As a former e-learning developer, she brings her passion for the voiceover industry to her students through engaging, carefully crafted online courses.
When she first started in VO, she described her approach to marketing herself as "ferocious." In her business coaching and courses, she teaches her students that same ferocious approach to moving the needle in their businesses.
When she's not in her recording booth, you can find Carrie "front porching" with her husband, Derek, and their two daughters, Amelie and Ruby.
Here’s what people are saying about the course instructor
Carrie was able to help me formulate goals, and action plans that were feasible for me
Being new to the industry, and totally immersed in the throes of stay-at-home motherhood of two kids under 3, I struggled to get my groove with balancing all of the elements needed to keep moving forward in voiceover. Carrie was able to help me formulate goals, and action plans that were feasible for me in that season of my life. Her guidance allowed me to further my business in a way I could manage. Small steady steps were incredibly helpful, as opposed to feeling overwhelmed by the daunting entirety of building a business!
I walked away with a clear and specific list of action items
It was great to realize exactly where all my ad hoc voiceover career building had been effective and where it had fallen short, and I walked away with a clear and specific list of action items to move my business to the next level.
It was the foundation of a great relationship
The best part of working with Carrie was the ability to reach out with an "emergency" question and get an immediate response that helped me get through my first directed session. It was more than just feedback, it was the foundation of a great relationship that starts with trust...and trust is what you need to be able to "let your hair down" and be vulnerable so you can REALLY learn.
Your time is valuable. Get Traction helps you get it right the first time.
There are years of experience, trial and error, and expertise tied up neatly in the Get Traction in Voiceover course. Between the training modules, the expert interviews, and the bonus resources, there's more valuable content available than if you were to spend hours sorting through blogs and Google search results.
But not only do you save time because all the best, most relevant, and actionable content is spoon-fed to you, you also save a ton of money! For reference, three 1-hour business coaching sessions with Carrie cost $500. And a typical 1-hour coaching session with a voiceover coach can run you anywhere from $100 to up to $250. Get Traction in Voiceover not only delivers over 15 hours of high-quality, high-action training; it teaches you the best way to absorb the training so you're getting the most out of your time and dollars.
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100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 60 Days
The entire purpose of the course is to help you create a rock-solid plan for your voiceover business that you can actually execute. So if you go through the program and don't believe the course delivers what it promises, you can request a refund within 60 days of purchasing.
Here's what past students have to say about the course
A must for anyone looking to structure VO around a 9-5 job
Carrie has broken down the details that can bog us down into easily digestible and manageable portions. Her slides are invaluable for quick memory retrieval, and her commentary always includes loads of golden tidbits!! A must for anyone looking to structure around a 9-5 job, OR jump into VO full time!
The course was a great value for the money
I had no idea the tons of additional information I would learn through the course - insider tips, resources, recommendations, how to get started and how to keep going. The course was a great value for the money, and I feel like I have a good, solid, confident base to start my voiceover business.
I've learned so much more than I had expected
Carrie was/is a wealth of information. On top of that, she's professional, experienced in the VO field, teaches with clarity, patience, support, and understanding and loves what she's doing. In a fairly short amount of time I've learned so much more than I had expected. Plus, I can do the course on my own time line without pressure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any type of continued support as far as accountability goes? What does it look like?
For a full year, you will have access to live monthly Office Hours Sessions with Carrie where you’ll be able to personally get your questions answered. These sessions will become a highlight of your month and alone are worth more than the cost of the course. Get face time with Carrie and other community members, share wins, get personalized feedback and action steps, or just be a fly on the wall and soak in the wealth of information that is shared in each one of these sessions.
If it doesn't work, can I get a refund?
Of course. If you go through the program and aren't able to create an action plan for your voiceover business, you can request a refund within 60 days of purchasing.
What happens next?
You will get a welcome email and you will receive access to your course portal with the on-demand lessons within 24 hours.
How is this course different from other voiceover courses out there?
Get Traction in Voiceover is the most hands-on, high-touch voiceover course on creating an actionable plan for your business. In addition to walking you through the steps of creating your plan, it takes you in detail through the three methods of getting traction: Auditioning, Networking, and Email List.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access!
What if I'm literally starting from scratch, with no experience? I’m not even 100% sure if I want to pursue voiceover as a career. Is this course for me?
The first module will help you get clear on whether or not voiceover is something you want to move forward in with a real-life look at what it’s like to work as a voice actor day-to-day. You’ll get a balanced look at the highs and lows, pros and cons, without any sugar coating. And if you decide it’s not for you, there is a 60-day money back guarantee. So there’s no risk in giving it a try!
But you won't be able to implement the Traction methods (Auditioning, Networking, and Email List) until you're ready to book work (have equipment and are confident in your performance abilities). So if you're totally brand new, you may want to consider The Voiceover Success Intensive membership to help you build your baseline of knowledge, and then come back to this course.
Do I need voiceover recording equipment to get the most out of this course?
No. Since the promise of the course is to help you create your plan, you don't have to already have recording equipment to begin the course. However, the course will provide resources, suggestions, and discounts for purchasing equipment for when the time comes.
If I’m having trouble finding time to do VO, how am I supposed to find time to take this course?
We will cover that in the Productivity lessons! Much like a budgeting expert might go through your budget to help you determine how you can afford his or her services, we will help you find a consistent time in your schedule for you to begin working your way through the course, at your own pace. And, bonus: Once this has been nailed down, you can continue to utilize that period of time for your VO study, and eventually paid voiceover jobs, after you have finished the course.
I know you’re already super busy. But if voiceover is that idea that has been nagging you for a while and just won’t leave you alone, this course is the first step you need to take.
How much time will this take?
I know you’re busy. So the course is designed so that you won’t have to do more than an hour of coursework at any given time, though you can if you want to. Aside from the Office Hours calls, which are recorded so you can view them later if you can't make it live, the course is entirely on-demand, so you can log in when it best fits your schedule.
Can I afford this right now?
At the end of the day that's a question you have to answer. But perhaps a more pressing question is, “Can you afford to stay where you are?” If you are in the same place career-wise in five years, will you be okay with that? To get traction, you have to take the first step. The worst case scenario is that you join the program, decide it isn't for you, and get a refund. The best case scenario is that you join the program, implement the strategies, eventually start booking jobs, and down the road replace your day job income with voiceover work (like I and so many other now-full-time voice actors have done).
How much voiceover training is included in the course? Will I learn actual voiceover techniques, or will I need additional training for that?
First and foremost, the course will give you a plan to execute so that you can make the most progress in the shortest amount of time. It will also help you to create space for voiceover study, training, and eventually jobs. However, as you are building your plan, the course will give you a voiceover-specific path, basic voiceover techniques, and milestones for you to achieve during and after the course so you will know exactly what to do to build and grow your business day-to-day. Once you finish the course, you will know exactly what to do next to keep momentum going. Some of that will include getting additional coaching, in whatever capacity is feasible for you, since personalized voiceover coaching is not part of this course.
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Starting my voiceover business changed my life, which is why I love sharing about it. Voiceover isn't for everyone, but I created this course for the people who are in the same spot I was in: (1) intrigued by the possibility of earning an income with voiceover work and (2) willing to put in the work to do it.
I've had ups, downs, and some amazing wins in my voiceover career. And I share takeaways from those experiences that you can implement in this course.
Growing my voiceover business has been an education. I'm thrilled to be able to share that education with you through this course.