162: How to Earn up to $3000 an Hour With Your Voice

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Voiceover acting may be — at least in my mind — one of the most universal side hustles. I mean, almost all of us can speak, right?

My guest this week, Carrie Olsen, assures me there’s a little more to it than that, but also says it’s a business with low startup costs and low barriers to entry.

Carrie went from her first audition to quitting her job in a span of just 4 months. Since then, she’s done work for big brands like REI, Disneyworld, and AT&T, all while enjoying a location independent lifestyle.

On this call we get in to how Carrie broke into the voiceover business, how she landed her first clients, and how she’s grown her business over the last year and half.

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  • How Carrie got started in this business and her recommendations for newbies.
  • The upfront investments she made in launching her voiceover career.
  • How she landed her first clients.
  • The “pay-to-play” talent marketplaces she found the most success with.
  • How to rock your auditions.
  • The hardware and software she uses to sound great.
  • Carrie’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.


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Click here to download Carrie’s top tips for getting started in voiceover.

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15 thoughts on “162: How to Earn up to $3000 an Hour With Your Voice

  1. All i can saw is wow. You never cease to bring side hustlers that over deliver Nick. This one’s a classic. I loved Carrie’s energy, spunk and sheer hustler spirit. Keep up the good work guys. I’m gonna put this on my list of side hustles.

  2. Hi Nick,
    The link to teachable isn’t working. Can we get an updated link?
    I really enjoyed the session with Carrie

  3. Hi Nick,
    Thanks for a really interesting conversation! I liked hearing about what, for me, was a side hustle I’d never even thought about. I went to Carrie’s site to hear some of her demos and it’s amazing how many different voices she’s able to use. Her Teen one is pretty funny.

  4. Well, have done radio shows for 10 years so I’m clearly not ‘mic shy’. The only issue is that my English accent might seem a bit weird (I’m Romanian). Even if I am fluent, there’s a bit of an accent. Anyway .. I could try at least, no harm done.

  5. Freelancers should always look for new ways to diversify their business. Voiceover work can be a great way to do that if you know what you’re doing and can find the right clients. It’s not that much different than other types of freelancing which is something to keep in mind.

  6. I’ve got a lot of jobs through Voice Realm. Other websites have talent bid against each other which of course pushes the price down.

    It’s been a hobby to begin with while I learnt how to control my voice and take direction from clients.

    But now it’s paid off!

    Thanks for the insight!

  7. I watched a Bollywood classic the other day and as a freelancer wondered how to get into voiceovers as a career. Thanks for this article, it really helped point me in the right direction!

  8. I definitely think this is something that requires some skill. It’s certainly not something just anyone can do. Ideally you need a background in acting. An understanding of how to use the voice well and convey imagery and a clear message through vocal expression. Not everyone would have the voice for it – at least without some good training anyway. Many people have dead boring voices in their podcasts and YT videos – and speak way too fast with no sense of connection to an audience.

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