Supporting Your VO and Acting Habit

Hey, there!

Getting started and continuing to grow your VO and/or practice is a challenge.

And yet, there’s a drive in all of us to achieve the goal of a thriving career. But how do you support that career in the days, weeks and months before you can make a living doing VO and acting, without it taking over your life, and your eye off the survival ball?

I’ve got some help for you.

It’s having a little side business.

I’ve gone on and on and on in class and at actor/VO support meetings about my friend Kristine Oller – she’s that important to me as one of my advisors. And she’s created a really fantastic program designed to help you create what she calls Your Little Side Biz, and I thought you might like to know about it.

I don’t get any spiff if you click the link to go check it out – but I guarantee you that you’ll learn something that will change your life.

That’s what Kristine has done for me.

Here’s your challenge: succeeding as an actor or a voice over artist – especially in LA – requires that you somehow figure out how to maintain a flexible schedule and a solid source of income.

Here’s my solution: Your Little Side Biz is the ONLY how-to course designed specifically to teach actors and voice over artists how to create and run a profitable side biz to fund your artistic pursuits – AND it is taught by someone who did exactly that.

Kristine Oller built her own side biz from scratch, ditched her day job, and was able to support herself with a completely flexible schedule throughout the decade that she was working as an actor.

She has since helped dozens of actors start new little side businesses (or take the ones they had and make them even more profitable.)

This is life-changing info, taught by someone who truly wants actors to thrive.

All the details are right here:

I can’t recommend Kristine (and anything she does) highly enough. You may even know her from The Actors’ Network, where she was my Power Group leader for years.

Again – this is the kind of thing that can help you maintain your persistence and dedication – not being stressed about money. Do check it out.

Hope this helps.


10 Responses to 6 Steps to a Perfect VO Demo

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

    I feel really good about my demo. It is a quick and fun process, even for someone like me who gets very self concious. :)

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

    The demos are great. Superb quality. Why go anywhere else?

  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 #


    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 #

    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!

  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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