You have a project that needs professional voice over service but you aren’t sure how much it is going to cost. You know what your budget for the project is but it’s possible that the budget is too small for what you want to accomplish. The search begins for a voiceover company that can do what you want for a price you can afford. After finding a number of companies you want to get a quote from them but aren’t sure how to go about it. This short list will help you find out exactly what you want to know from the company and get a quote that you can understand.
Stating exactly what you are looking for
Each type of project from a voiceover company will be a different price. You may need voiceover narration for a book. That price will be very different from a commercial voice over. Lay out what your project is and what type of voice over you will need. You also want to figure out whether you want a female voice over or a male voice over. Once you have this narrowed down it is time to get in contact with the company.
Contacting the Voiceover Company
Most companies have websites now. This can actually make the initial contact simple. The contact forms on most websites are clear in the initial information they need to know. Make sure to fill in all the information they are requesting and send your request in. If there is only a phone number provided on the company’s website check the hours that the company is open and call them. When making the call make sure you have time to focus on the conversation. This way you make sure that you provide them the information they need and you can ask them any questions you may have. If a number of days have passed since you have contacted the company for a price quote follow up with them. Give them a quick call or send a short email asking for an update on the quote you asked for. If you find that you are not getting a response from the company you may want to move on to the next company on your list.
Once you receive a quote from a voiceover company you have contacted take a close look at the details. Make sure that they have included everything you have asked for. If there is something missing ask the company to add what is missing and give you an updated quote. If there is something you don’t understand ask them to explain that item to you. You want to make sure that they include whether or not their voice talent is trained and if they are native speakers. Also how long have the voiceover actors been working with the company this of course doesn’t mean that new artists wouldn’t be a good fit but it shows how well a company not only works with its clients but the artists that it hires.
These tips can make the process of getting a quote from a voiceover company easier and give you the chance to get started on your voice over project sooner.