Yes, this is very specific to Voice Over work.
I have responded to many Voice Over requests and included links to my demos found on soundcloud. Yesterday I reviewed my soundcloud stats only to discover no one has gone to listen to them. To me this would indicate my responses to Buyer Requests are not up to snuff, but, it indicates it is NOT my demos that are turning people off.
The only conclusion I can come to is my actual responses to the buyer requests are not inspiring anyone to listen to my demos.
Here is a sample of how I respond…
_Hi! With over 30 years of professional stage performances I offer a voice over service that is of the highest quality and fast!! Here is a link to a couple of demos for your listening pleasure… https:/******************
I can do this for you within a couple of hours in HQ (wav) format. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards
In the order details I don’t always put in the proposed budget amount because there may be a Corporate or Broadcast licence fee involved or they want additional music tracks and that is all listed in the pricing component.
I go on the assumption if they don’t like my voice they don’t want to hear all about the details, it would be a mote point. Like I stated though, it doesn’t look like they even go to the demos to listen.
What do you do for your replies to Buyer Requests? What would you suggest I do different? What kind of a ‘hook’ do you use to get people to listen to your demos?
Thanks in advance to all those who respond.