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I hope this is the correct place to ask this question. If it is not please point me to the right site for this.

A lot of my friends have said that I would possibly be decent in voice acting, it has also interested me.

Now my question is,

  • how do you start with something like that. Is it common for voice actors to have their own equipment?
  • Are there sites where you can register as a "voice" actor so that people come to you for something, paid or unpaid?
  • Welcome! I don't this question is quite on topic and I'm not sure there is a proper SE site for the question. However, there are many getting started guides. I can tell you that for anything short of work on feature films, you will be expected to have your own equipment, including acoustically treated workspace and appropriate, high-quality Internet access. – Michael Liebman Sep 30 at 18:05
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Is it common for voice actors to have their own equipment?

Yes, unless you want to pay more than you will get for simple jobs. Transportation + Studio recording fee.

Get a USB microphone https://duckduckgo.com/?q=usb+microphone There are some not too expensive.

Before buying one read some reviews and HEAR some reviews, youtube is a good place for it.

You could start with a cheap one, and if the business is for you, get a more pro mic for cleaner and brighter sound.

Are there sites where you can register as a "voice" actor

Yes... if you are one. But you are not yet, you do not even know if you would like to do that. Like all activities, you can become good at something or just not.

So, first of all, try youtube, publish some video narrating a story, try royalty-free classic stories, (you can not simply buy a book and use it, even if the original copyright has already expired because the version could still have it)

Find noob writers and ask them about recording one story and make a channel.


You also can use a website where people pay a small fee, like Fiverr, record some demos, and see if people are willing to pay you for the quality of work you offer.

Compare prices. Do not offer the cheapest price or you will never know if they want you for the price or for the quality.


If it is a feasible road to you, you need to take courses. Again, there are pro-people and people that just want to play doing stuff. There is a lot to learn in the field. As a talent to be nurtured and as a business.


Final note.

Do NOT do something because your friends tell you. Do something because you want to!


One edition to make the answer on-topic on this video production site:

Offer your voice as a voice-over talent for documentaries with a small budget.

  • Thanks alot for your answer. It helps my find the start of my adventure. On your note to not do it because friends say so. I have been playing with the idea of trying this out for a while now and my friends have just gave me the push in the right direction – Dierke9 Oct 7 at 11:27

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