FAQ

Rates

Voiver.com is absolutely free for voiceover talents. You don’t have to pay anything to be a member, publish your profile, and get hired. We don’t even take a percentage of your rates. Instead, we include a small service fee, which is added to your rates and charged to clients. Therefore, all the amounts you set as rates in our system are net amounts. The rates you set are the amounts you will receive.
Yes. This is because Voiver.com is based in Europe and we use the Euro as our main currency. However, you don’t have to worry about receiving money in a different currency because all the amounts will be automatically converted into your local currency (i.e. USD, GBP, etc.) once we send your earnings through PayPal.

In the future, we plan on adding a multicurrency feature so you'll be able to choose which currency you want to receive your payments. In the meantime, we have to use the Euro so please, do the math. For example, if you have USD rates, we strongly discourage you to consider 1 USD = 1 EUR. If you do so, your rates will probably be much more expensive than average so please, take the time to do the math and convert your rates to Euros.
Voiver.com is absolutely focused on simplifying the voiceover hiring process. We don't want our talent to waste time answering project queries or casting calls, sending manual quotations for requests from potential clients or competing in bidding wars by lowering prices. For example, when a customer wants a specific kind of female voice for a 3-minute corporate video, we want to be able to supply automatic quotations so the customer can select his best choice without delay and without wasting the time of our voiceover talent.

Besides, we want you to be able to set different rates depending on the project type but...that's your choice. Some voiceover artists may decide to create several different rates while some others may want to set only one. We ask you to fill out all of the time intervals for each project type since we cannot know in advance if you will charge the same rate to produce an audiobook as to record a phone system greeting.

Also, please note that we do not offer clients free auditions. We don’t believe you should work for free. However, customers with large audio projects may wish to order a paid sample before ordering the full project to be sure they have “great chemistry” with the voiceover artist. This mainly occurs in long-form narration projects such as audiobooks, educational narration, or documentaries.
We are sorry but no, you cannot. We are absolutely focused on simplifying the voiceover hiring process. If you have no rates or demos published, you will not be listed in client searches.
No, we’re sorry but you cannot. Since we as voiceover artists often work worldwide through the Internet for companies and people we don't even know, it doesn't really make much sense to set limitations on the use of the recordings - especially when we won't be able to verify the real use (not even the client can always control this once the product is posted online and shared through social networks). Therefore, at Voiver.com, all project recordings are agreed to be a “full buyout” so customers can use them wherever they want for the maximum time set by the law in each case, with no extra future income or royalty designated for the voiceover artist.

Additionally, we believe it is better to guess an average use of your work and set rates accordingly. Having said that, you must understand that project types are only set as guide so both the voiceover artist and the content producer can understand what kind of project they are talking about. Obviously, you, as voiceover talent, are under no obligation to accept any project. Say, for example, a client tries to hire you for an audiobook project (which will probably be a cheaper rate since it is long-form narration). However, if it appears they actually desire a different kind of voiceover (based on the script and the proposal details) and it doesn’t match with the specifications originally outlined, you can cancel the assignment without any problem. The important thing to remember is that once you accept a project, the specified project type is only set as a guide and the customer can use the recording anywhere.

Demos

We understand that sometimes it may be easier to upload longer demo files. However, our tracking stats show that longer reels and demo files based on different styles do not appeal to customers. Clients seeking voiceover talent rarely listen beyond the first 15 seconds on a demo and, on average, they listen 9-12 seconds. More importantly, when these clients search for examples of educational narration, they want to hear educational narration samples. If they want to hire someone for an audiobook project, they want to hear audiobook demos. That's why you can upload as many demos as you desire to our system. We also encourage our talents to upload short and well-categorized files in order to be able to show our clients exactly what they are looking for.
We encourage you to upload at least one demo for each project type you want to be listed within. We always want to provide a selection of demos and voiceover artists that reflect what the customer is searching for as closely as possible. If they search “Explainer,” we want to show them Explainer demos. If they search “audiobooks,” we want to display talent that narrate audiobooks and examples of their work. Create accurate and project type-oriented demos and publish them correctly within each of the categories.

Projects

There are no such things as casting calls, auditions, or project publications on Voiver.com. You don’t have to submit your quotations. You don’t need to be on- call 24/7 answering requests and trying to book projects. Instead, Voiver.com creates automatic quotations based on your profile rates for each client’s search. The clients make their choice based on their needs, their budget, and preferences.
You will receive an email alert. We are also working on SMS for future notification so please keep your profile updated so you don’t miss a single project.
You will be notified as soon as you are hired to complete a project. However, the project really begins as soon as the client publishes the script and requirements for the order.]
That’s up to you. When you set your rates, you also define how long it takes for you to complete a project of that length. So, if you set that a 2 minute voiceover will take you 24 hours to complete, you’ll have to deliver the recording within 24 hours.
Projects at Voiver.com include free revisions as long as they don’t involve changes in the submitted script. We also ask our clients to request a fair number of revision requests. To avoid the revision request process, sometimes it is easier for both parties if the voiceover artist submits several takes of that short but very important slogan, closing, or special phrase that the client wants to be 100% sure sounds awesome. Many voiceover talents will accommodate this request and it will ensure that the project goes smoother and faster.

Money and payments

Even before you start to work on a project, we already have received your payment from the client. We ask customers to fully fund the project and pay up front. Once the project is successfully completed, we will then release the funds to you.
You will receive payment once the project is successfully delivered and closed. Most of our projects are successfully closed and money released to voiceover talents even before the defined term is over.

License

Since we as voiceover artists often work worldwide through the Internet for companies and people we don't even know, it doesn't really make much sense to set limitations on the use of the recordings - especially when we won't be able to verify the real use (not even the client can always control this once the product is posted online and shared through social networks). Therefore, at Voiver.com, all project recordings are agreed to be a “full buyout” so customers can use them wherever they want for the maximum time set by the law in each case, with no extra future income or royalty designated for the voiceover artist.

Additionally, we believe it is better to guess an average use of your work and set rates accordingly. Having said that, you must understand that project types are only set as guide so both the voiceover artist and the content producer can understand what kind of project they are talking about. Obviously, you, as voiceover talent, are under no obligation to accept any project. Say, for example, a client tries to hire you for an audiobook project (which will probably be a cheaper rate since it is long-form narration). However, if it appears they actually desire a different kind of voiceover (based on the script and the proposal details) and it doesn’t match with the specifications originally outlined, you can cancel the assignment without any problem. The important thing to remember is that once you accept a project, the specified project type is only set as a guide and the customer can use the recording anywhere.