Rob Marley, a working voiceover talent, VO coach, and producer, has launched a new book titled: “So You Want To Do VO?: Working from home as a voiceover actor” for people interested in getting started in voiceover as freelancers.
The Voiceover industry is a sleeping giant, reported to rake in about $4 billion annually, and veterans like Rob Marley are at the forefront of this industry, steering it to dominance.
Armed with a background in audio engineering and broadcast television, Rob is a vastly proficient professional voiceover artist with about 30 years of experience. He was plying his trade with a local TV station in Austin for the past 13 years. However, the Covid pandemic struck, and Rob quickly readapted, working from home in his own freelance voiceover business.
In his book, Rob Marley gives a detailed, step-by-step guide to success in the voiceover industry. His book is tailored to meet the needs of voice actor enthusiasts for radio and TV commercials, animation, and video games, as well as those who want to make a career as live announcers at a big awards show. The book is packed with tips and suggestions on voiceover coaching, demos, agents, finding work, business strategies, and more.
Speaking about his book, Rob said: “This book opens the window on issues that are directly linked to the growing voiceover industry. Written in a clear, concise manner, it inspires would-be Voiceover actors to pursue the path that will lead them towards success in this field. And hopefully avoids potential scams along the way. Because of the pandemic, everyone’s trying to figure out ways to increase their income while working from home,” Rob explains. “People may think that voice acting is a profitable way to do it. And it is, but only for those with a true passion for voice acting. This is definitely not a get-rich-quick scheme and it takes more than just having a good voice to do it. Like any business, It takes hard work to be successful.”
The book has received rave reviews and 5-star ratings from its readers. According to one reviewer: “Rob’s writing style is so pleasing and conversational that I was halfway through the book the first time I picked it up! The information is laid out in such a logical way that one section simply flows right into the next. I had no idea how much goes into voiceover work, but this book makes me feel secure and prepared enough to get started! This will be a handy reference guide for the future!”