Much has changed in the past 7 years in the industry since I first shared this one about how we, as voice talent are charging too little for voice over talent rates, but this post holds up pretty well. What kinds of payment terms, how, and when we are paid, and rates and pricing for voice talent are discussed in many union and non-union voice talent blogs , conferences, groups and forums.
“Finding that pricing sweet spot where you make a great income without scaring clients away is one of the most asked about issues… Today for your amusement, here are ten signs you might have gone the other way are charging waaay too little…”
10. Your client mistakes your daily rate for an hourly one.
9. You’ve won every job you’ve ever pitched for.
8. Even though you work 80 hour weeks your income level qualifies you for welfare payments.
7. New clients are always asking what “the catch” is.
6. Clients pay your invoices in cash from their wallet.
5. Other freelancers regularly send you hatemail.
4. Your old clients don’t even bother asking you how much something is going to cost.
3. You never run out of work, yet you are subsisting on baked beans and 2 minute noodles.
2. Your 12 year old brother earns more spending cash than you flipping burgers.
…. And the number one sign you may be charging too little:
Companies have been calling from India wanting to outsource their work to you.
All credit due to the Envato Studio blog
So, are there any more humorous and/or other ways voice talent can be charging waaaay too little that anybody would like to add here?