1. You must be a professional talent
Whilst signing up for Voquent is free and will open you to a world of casting directors, it's not for everyone. You should already have some experience with voice-over, acting, streaming, hosting or creative audio or video production work. Our customers are some of the world's biggest brands, and we need confident performers who represent themselves and Voquent competently.
2. Prepare high-quality demos
Yep, there is no point signing up to Voquent if you don't have audio demos. We do ALL our casting using the demos you upload. At a minimum, we recommend preparing five audio demo samples and, over time, building this up to 45+ - with 6 reels too! The more material you have on your profile, and the higher quality it is, the more chance you have of getting heard (and booked).
Demos should be professionally recorded and edited in mp3 format. The performance should start immediately, so casting directors don't have to wait for you to get started (hint: they won't, and you'll have missed an opportunity).
3. Edit each of your demos in ONE distinct style and tone
If the project is already in the public domain, using it as a demo on your profile should be fine. If you had to sign an NDA or the read is for an internal project like eLearning, you can still use some of the material if you edit out brand names or product names.
When you add a demo to Voquent, you will tag it with a Tone, e.g. Authoritative or Comedic, along with the reading Style, e.g. Explainer or B2B.
These tags are vital to casting directors finding your samples. Therefore, it's super-important that any tags accurately describe the audio. If they aren't, our moderators cannot accept the demo.
NOTE: When you unlock reels, any characteristics should match the first take on the reel.
An effective way to prepare content for Voquent is to use examples from customer projects or auditions.
4. Unlocking reels
Perfectly crafted Voicereels allow you to show off your best, most diverse vocal skills.
Before adding reels to Voquent, you will first need 15 approved samples. Sample-based search is how casting directors engage with Voquent as they look for specific vocal sounds to match their project. Making it viral to have samples on your profile before adding any reels.
Verified voices with less than 15 samples can also immediately add reels.
You can add a maximum of 6 reels to your profile. These reels should reflect one style, e.g. commercial, character, narration etc., across various tones. Reel tags should match the characteristics of the first read, so casting directors are listening to audio that matches their search.
5. Accurately complete your profile information
Please, enter all your profile information correctly. This is an essential step to get right.
Your native language, other spoken languages, location address, date of birth and experience level are critical bits of info.
We never share this information publically. You, and your data, are safe with Voquent. We will only display your nearest city, native language, age range and experience level.
6. Access to a bona fide, professional recording studio
If you're serious about voice-over work setting up a home recording studio is recommended.
Having a home studio puts you in the driving seat. You can accept and fulfil jobs more quickly to quickly increase your earnings. And it doesn't need to cost the earth either - check our home studio buying guide.
But as long as you have access to a quality local recording studio, we can work with you.
Ideally, please check out a couple of local studios in advance. Speak to them about your voice-over work and get an idea of their rates so that you've got a handle on your costs when we come to you with an opportunity.
Important: if you don't have access to either a local studio or home studio, it's unlikely we'll be able to offer you work.
7. You're a decent human being
We are good friends with many of the voice-acting professionals we work with regularly but let's face it, we all meet challenging people from time to time, and the land of voice-over is no exception.
Our casting directors and producers are here to get a job done well, and they don't have the time or patience for any drama—apart from the performance, of course!
Voquent is a safe platform for our talent and clients to work harmoniously. Our realistic expectations are as follows:
- You never lie about your experience level or studio gear.
- You are punctual (you show up when agreed).
- You quickly respond to our producers (check your emails regularly).
- You communicate clearly in written English.
- You are happy to sign a non-disclosure if required.
- You are never rude or behave unprofessionally, e.g. subverting our team and directly connecting with the customer.
In return, we'll always clearly communicate our expectations of you, what the project is for and where it will be published. We will compensate you fairly and quickly.
We will keep our end of the agreement as long as you keep yours!
Our high reviews are a testament to our team's professionalism; all we ask is the same in return.
How to get in touch
If you have any problems signing up, don't hesitate to contact our talent team by email: email@example.com.