Balancing a 9-5 with your VO career

If you’re like me, you have the joy (sarcasm) of balancing your day job with your ever-growing voice over career. As you get more gigs, this can be a challenging proposition. You want to give time to your VO since that’s what you love doing, but you owe it to your company to give them your best as well, since they’re currently paying the mortgage.

Freelance folder has some great tips on striking the right balance. The takeaway:

  • Get help from others
  • Calculate your total work and billable hours
  • Become an efficiency ninja
  • Take care of yourself
  • Write blog posts in advance
  • Keep your two jobs separated
  • Take mini vacations
  • Head over to Freelance Folder to read the rest!


    About Jeffrey Kafer

    I am a Seattle-based voice over artist specializing in audiobooks, but also working in corporate narration and commercials. You can find me at View all posts by Jeffrey Kafer

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