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Looking for a way to pay the bills between auditions and gigs?

Hey there!

Betsy sent me a lead for a survival job that totally violates one of my rules.

The rule is: get a survival job that is as close to the performance industry as you can.

This one isn’t, but I like it anyway. Allow me to share…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you probably know about the surge in interest in buying homes.

It’s a seller’s market, with lots of homes going for above asking price.

And because of that, seeing new properties can become a full time job for the prospective homebuyer.

Or, for you.

There’s a site called WeGoLook that sends people out to, well, look, at prospective properties:

http://www.wegolook.com/

You go, make a few basic observations and take a few digital photos, and then report back to the buyer what you find. It could be personal property, real estate, just about anything. (Their slogan is “We go look when you can’t.”) Here’s a sample of the other things you might get sent out to look at (from the WeGoLook.com FAQ):

WeGoLook® is a unique online service that sends a real live person to look at something for you. We.

– Look at an expensive item for sale on eBay or Craigslist
– Check for storm damage to your vacation home
– Check the condition of your out-of-state rent house
– Check the condition of a loved-one’s gravesite
– Look at an automobile for sale online or in a classified ad in another state
– Deliver an item you purchased online to the shipper

Are you seeing how this is easily scheduled between auditions, classes, gigs, and everything else? And they pay well.

They show a couple of featured “lookers” on the site – and look! One of them’s an actor!

You can sign up as a Looker here:

https://www.wegolook.com/LookerApplication/LookerApplication.aspx

Hope this helps.

David

10 Responses to 6 Steps to a Perfect VO Demo

  1. Kelli August 18, 2011 at 2:58 am #

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  2. David Britz September 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

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  3. David Britz October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Can’t wait to record my Narration VO Demo!! :))

  4. Mike Brang December 31, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    Having a well-produced demo is one of the most important things in the VO business. I had a number of demos made from other producers in the past and they all had one thing in common — that manufactured, cookie cutter sound!
    What sets David apart from the rest, besides his affordable price and tremendously fast turn around time, is that all of the clips you record with him sound unique. Each spot sounds like an actual commercial you recorded for a job.
    My agent loved the quality and even asked who produced it to refer his other talent there!

    Thanks again, David for producing such a great, high quality demo for me. You made the process relaxing and enjoyable. I urge anyone reading this unsolicited reply to listen to David’s student demos to hear the difference for yourself. Anyone would be lucky to work with him

  5. Kristy Liles February 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

    I can not thank you enough. I worked so hard on 15 page IVR project, one day I cryed, look for answers, pull my hear (not really) but I was about until another VO send me this great tool. Thanks!

  6. Frank June 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

    David

    When v123 indicates the audition is for a student/ nonprofit are we to assume it is for $0. If so, why does the audition ask for an amount to be entered?

  7. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    David,
    I did get this scam through Voice 123. In our discourse, they offered me the gig and they gave me the name of a legit local place to record and the same runaround with the money. I didn’t send anything, but instead, I called the studio to make sure the booking was for the day we set up, and lo and behold, the people there had no idea what I was talking about. I then tried to call back my “contact person” who was setting this up and there was a fax machine beep on the other end. I immediately contacted Voice 123 and told them what had happened. You know what they say…if it sounds togaed to be true, it probably is. Thanks for the reminder!
    Shirley

  8. shirley jordan June 12, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    …too good…not togaed.
    The one time spell check didn’t work!

  9. Bernard Prame July 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm #

    extremely helpful demo. Thank you!

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