Tips for a Successful Narrator Profile

Tips for a Successful Narrator Profile

Introduction

Having a complete, fully featured narrator profile on Findaway Voices is the best tool for landing more audiobook productions. 

We provide a handy Profile Strength meter at the top of your un-published profile view. This meter will help you gauge how complete your profile is, based on the different sections you've filled out.



Here are some tips to ensure your narrator profile reaches its full potential.

Profile Strength Meter Tips

There are five levels a narrator can achieve in the profile strength meter. 

The levels are:
  1. Just Started = 1 section filled out
  2. Novice = 2 sections filled out
  3. Proficient = 3 sections filled out
  4. Intermediate = 4 sections filled out
  5. Advanced = 5 sections filled out
All narrators start out on the first level as Just Started. Narrators can level-up on the profile strength meter based on how many sections are filled out.

There are 5 main sections the narrator can fill out: 
  1. Narrator Overview (complete = all associated fields are complete)
  2. Samples section (complete = at least 1 sample uploaded)
  3. About section (complete = when text has been entered)
  4. Narrator Skills/Restrictions (complete = at least one entry in each section)
  5. Studio Equipment (complete = at least one entry in each section)

Narrator Overview



For a complete Narrator Overview section, be sure to have filled out or uploaded the following:
  1. Headshot, Background Banner, Background Color, and Audio Introduction
  2. Work availability
  3. PFH rates, both Managed and Direct Contract rates
  4. Social Media Links
  5. At least one Narrator Highlight selected

Samples



Narrators will need at least one (1) sample uploaded to their profile in order for the Sample section to be considered complete. We recommend that Narrators add as many relevant characteristic tags to their samples as this will improve searchability and filtering of your samples. 

About (Narrator Bio)



Adding any text into the Bio section of the Narrator Profile will complete the section. However, we recommend using this section to dive a little deeper into your personal story. Don't be afraid to get personal here!

Narrator Skills/Restrictions


This section is where Narrators will want to show off their skills and capabilities by listing them out, including fluency of languages. Additionally, a narrator can select their restrictions as well. Including but not limited to profanity, sexual content and or gruesome content. There is also a field for additional restrictions not covered. 

Be sure the following sections have at least one skill/characteristic/preference entered:
  1. Language(s)
  2. Accent(s)
  3. Vocal Timbre
  4. Voices Age(s)
  5. Preferred Working Style(s)
  6. Genre(s)
  7. Performs sexually explicit content?
  8. Performs gruesome/violent content?
  9. Performs profanity/cursing content?

Studio Equipment



Have your own at home studio? Rent out a studio space? Show off what equipment you have (or rent!) here in our Studio Equipment section. Be sure to add at least one piece of equipment per section to complete it. 
  1. Special Equipment (DAW's, Headphones, Condensers etc.)
  2. Microphone
  3. Software

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