I guess this one’s a blog retweet or maybe a reblog. Anyway it’s a plug. Tonight, I read a super blog by Mary McKitrick, Setting Rates in the Voice-Over Business. It should be required reading for anyone thinking of going into voice over and especially for anyone thinking of hiring and budgeting for voice over talent. Mary’s asking us to think about everything it takes before we get to the point where we’re quoting rates. That’s a pretty reasonable request.
I’m not going to go out and triple my fees, but I do recognize that there needs to be a better balance between the client’s need to save money and the voice talent’s need to cover the many expenses of maintaining a business, and a life.