VOICEOVERVIEW Tip of the Week
Getting started with a new tool (no matter how easy or intuitive) is always daunting. So, to help you get started – and more importantly, “Keep Going” – we’ll offer tips and tidbits to make sure that you’re getting the most out of the information you’re putting in!
VOICEOVERVIEW shouldn’t be one more thing that you have to “catch up on” or do at the end of the day or the week. Just keep it as an open tab in your browser of choice. As you audition go to the tab and tally the audition. And, when you book a job, go to the tab and add it. Tracking a simple audition takes 5 seconds. And, adding a job takes less than a minute! (Seriously!)
In a nutshell: VOICEOVERVIEW is not an added task that you must remember to do – or a data beast that you have to feed. It’s just a quick and easy part of your daily workflow.
When you enter a new contact for a job booked on one of the "blind" online casting sites (Fiverr, voices.com, Upwork and others), here's an easy way to keep them all rolled up to the proper site AND update later when you have their real contact info.
Using Upwork as an example, follow these steps to keep your contact list clean:
1. Create a new company
Company Name: Upwork (If you already have Upwork in your company list, skip this step and move to step 2)
2. Create a new contact
Now, every time you book a job through Upwork, you will use that contact ID. And, in the event that you DO find out the actual contact for any given Upwork job, you can easily update the contact for that job by following these steps:
1. Click on the edit pencil for the job
2. You'll see "Upwork Booking" in the "Who Hired You" field - click on the "Add New Contact" link
3. Complete the info in the pop up - New Company, First, Last, Email
Now, the new contact will show up in the "Who Hired You" field. The job will now be attributed to the proper company. And, as that client hires you again, you can attribute all future work to that company/client.
Using this method also helps cut down on entry time, as you can use the "Duplicate" function to add new "Upwork Booking" jobs - and simply change the Job Title, Rate and End Client details.
In a nutshell: You’ll be able to see where your jobs are coming from and those “blind” on-line casting sites will start to show up in your top companies list as well, so you can see how much revenue you’re generating from those sources.