Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pay-to-Play Tip of the Day

Todays's Tip:

Get your auditions in early!

We can't be tied to our computers all of the time, of course, and we all have other client work or marketing efforts to devote time to, but it is vital that you respond to open job postings as quickly as possible in order to increase your chances of being selected.

Regardless of talent, for each ten auditions submitted ahead of you, your chances of winning a job diminish exponentially. On sites like Voices.com & Voice123.com, if you aren't in the top 25 of submitted auditions, you run the risk of not being listened to at all.

What's the solution?

Other than tethering yourself to a computer and microphone, consider prioritizing your audition list by newness, instead of budget. Those $1,000 :15's that came in last night look juicy, but they may be stale by the time you sit down. Do the newer auditions first, and then move on down the list. You can still audition for older posts, (just last week I was selected at 63/105,) but if you focus on fresh leads, you will watch your bookings increase!

Happy Hunting!

J. Michael Collins