As a public service to other voice actors (and presumably and smartly to establish industry cred and name recognition) voice actor, Wendy Algranati, has decided to do an extensive site-by-site examination of many of the most popular "pay2play" voice casting sites out there and report on her findings.
This week Wendy trains her focus on one of the online voiceover casting bigs, Voice123. Clearly, a lot of thought and work go into these posts and Wendy seems to be making considerable effort to remain unbiased and open-minded in the process of evaluating the various services.
We want to recognize and thank Wendy for taking this major project on and encourage others to read her posts. (Just be aware that she is very thorough and her articles are considerably longer than your typical blog post.) Her research could save you time, frustration and dollars if you understood how these sites worked, BEFORE you paid membership fees.
Wendy Algranati: "These are the most recent stats... provided about the booking rate of Voice123 members...: 'We do surveys with talent every month. As it stands now: 10-13% of premium subscribers are able to use Voice123 only for their voiceover work. SmartCast is a software for helping people build relationships. About 35% of people who pay cannot book at least one voice over job in a month. 50% book about 2 – 3 jobs a month. 65% book at least 1 a month.'"