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You have your own business. You have literally a million things to do to manage and market your business... and don't know where to start? For the next year, I'll walk you through all the tasks to consider to pull your business together, get on track, and keep your ducks in a row. To get started on your own master to do list, take some time to write out the answers to these questions: ASSETS Does your equipment need updating? Is your health a factor in your business? What are you doing to take care of it? Do your creative skills need[...]

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Stuff you need to know if you are running your Voice-Over business Careful what you post? Social Media Etiquette Can you actually work better, not harder? A savvy networking & publicity tactic from a 12-year-old girl How to be #Productive During a Vacation Tax Time: Expense Hints for Creative Freelancers beyond the basics 3 Steps to a Truly Effective To Do list Financial Planning and Prioritizing Tips for Small Business Owners – Guest post by Jim McKinley Do You Have a “New Client” Procedure? Here’s a checklist for you. What to do to prepare for profile pics and headshots Is[...]

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New Client Checklist to Keep Voice-Over Business Coming In Need help figuring out what to do when you have a new voice-over client (or client of any kind) and you've finished your first job with them? Here's a checklist that will help you tie it all together!   NEW CLIENT PROCEDURE □ Starting with the client’s esignature, collect their contact details and add to your database □ Connect with your client (and their company) on social media within their esignature □ Check their website, and/or their company's website, adding further info into your database □ Connect on remaining social media from the client/company website(s) □ Sign up for their newsletter and blog, if they have either □ Send[...]

Tax Time

As a freelance voice talent, filing taxes can be as a self-employed person, as a small business, or even as a Corporation, such as in my case. A COUPLE LESSONS LEARNED THIS YEAR: I did A LOT of equipment purchases and exchanges last year, to try out new mics, and to outfit my Studio Bricks booth. The receipts were a nightmare. Make sure you have all that you purchased on your expense list, even if it was paid by a credit, because credits won't necessarily show up on your paypal or bank account statement, if you're paying from a store credit outright. Further, I[...]

My initial plan was to write about “finding balance”. I think about it a lot. But, the truth is, I’m constantly seeking it, never arriving at this optimum balance of which I dream. The life of a work-at-home mom / voice-over business owner is a daily balancing act that never really balances out. I don’t know what works for you. Balance is a very personal pursuit. It is constantly in flux and is elusive. However, the process of seeking balance ultimately achieves something close to what I imagine it to be. Here is my personal three-point technique… Choose PRIORITIES If I want to[...]

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When I started my own voice-over business 8 years ago, someone asked me, “What will your working hours be?”  My answer was immediate - “24/7.”  Since I had a 6 month old baby, I wasn’t exactly surprised by the question.  I think they might have been surprised by the answer. As an entrepreneur, I don’t know a business where your hours are not 24/7.  And even with the commitment of a very young baby, I knew that I would need to be flexible, both with my business and my home life.  To think this was before Smart Phones, and only at the precipice[...]

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