Top 10 VO Scam Signs
Scams are rampant in the Voice Over industry. So how can you spot one?
Here are my “Top 10” signs for VO Scams (in no particular order):
- Promises you’ll make millions (or even billions)
- Gives you a “professional” demo at the end of a very expensive class
- Tells you all you need is a microphone and their exclusive secret method
- Claims to be famous but only has 1 IMDB credit (and it’s a short film where they’re the director/producer/star/etc.)
- Runs a “Pay-To-Play” site
- Their website has misspellings.. a *lot* of misspellings.
- Lists student success stories, but you can’t find any of the students online
- Has their own demos on a free Wix site, Soundcloud, or V123
- All of their “insider industry connections” are pictures of them with famous people at conventions
- You can’t find anyone who admits being trained by them
The best protection against being scammed: Do your research. Ask around. Be cautious.
It’s your responsibility to protect your money, career and reputation.
Good luck out there!
All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com