The Quick & Dirty Guide to the Home Voiceover Industry
“…this book will prepare you with life lessons for the actual work involved in becoming proficient and efficient so that you may become self-sufficient. It will help you understand what it takes to transform ‘Hey, that sounds like fun’ into ‘Yep, this is how I feed my family.'”
YouTube’s BOOTH JUNKIE™
The Quick and Dirty Guide to the Home Voiceover Industry is a look into the home-based voiceover business, a booming field in the new “gig” economy. Professional independent voice artist and audiobook narrator Andrew Scott Montgomery walks you through the decision-making process to help you decide if home-based VO work is a potential business—or even a hobby—that might fit you well. Full of real-world anecdotes, laughs, and hard truths, this book is less “how to” and more “should you?” but with plenty of useful insights into the real world of pro voiceover work. With foreword by Mike DelGaudio (of YouTube’s BOOTH JUNKIE channel), Andrew aims to aid those considering this field of work by helping them make a well-informed decision before even plugging in a mic.
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The stories, lessons and practical tips in The Quick and Dirty Guide to the Home Voiceover Industry are a fantastic start for your journey to becoming a confident, knowledgeable, working voice over actor, working for yourself, from the comfort of your home. Andrew will offer you the benefit of hard-won experience to help you avoid the pitfalls and landmines of starting up your voice over business.
YouTube’s BOOTH JUNKIE™
Great book that explains the ins and outs of the industry without trying to make things look bigger than they are. His down-to-earth style of explaining things which I already liked from his YouTube videos make this a very enjoyable book to read. I’d absolutely recommend this to anyone having aspirations to the voiceover industry.
Jan 1, 2023
I have been working on getting started in the home voice over business for the last 9 months. Reading everything I can get my hands on, watching countless hours of YouTube Vids and supposed experts in all the facets of this business from the right mic for my voice to how to do my demos and what to do first. This guide is the absolute best for anyone trying to untangle the massively confusing business of the Home Voice Over industry. Funny, relatable step-by-step guide to how to begin and what not to do, which is very, very important. This is the only book you need to begin, and you will go back to it for reference.
—Mitch Kaye (USA) Feb 14, 2023
I spent weeks sifting through videos and posts about voiceover work, finding conflicting information and ulterior motives left and right. There is a lot of information out there, and a lot of it comes from self-proclaimed “professionals” who are really just trying to get you to take their class so you can make it big and get rich quick. I wasn’t sure what to believe and what to dismiss as bunk.
That’s where The Quick and Dirty Guide came in. This book is not only informative, it is accurate, backed up by years of experience and corroborated by other professionals in the industry. It distills years of growth into a few golden hours. There is wisdom, humor, and life lessons all packed inside. It advertises itself as quick and dirty, but I think it is much more thorough than that. The information is all actionable and applicable. After all my weeks of internet research, this book taught me everything I needed to know to start my voiceover career, and to begin my journey to becoming a capital A Artist. Andrew is approachable, honest (sometimes mercilessly so), and humble. I will be reviewing this book often.
—K. David Murdock (USA) Feb 15, 2023
My introduction to Andrew was through his YouTube videos. I have always appreciated his bare-bones approach to VO work. He tells it like it is. No fluff. As he says, “the real truth, unvarnished, unsweetened.” This book follows his video style and is a great read, sprinkled with humor. He pulls the curtain back on the voice-over industry and guides us through what to expect working in VO [with chapters like] “A Day in the Life,” “One Size Fits None,” “The Dos and Don’ts of Demos,” and “Show Me the Money,” which are full of direct, no BS advice. Once you finish it, you will be equipped to make a thoroughly informed decision about pursuing a career in this industry. I highly recommend it.
—Lance Beebe (USA) Feb 21, 2023