In the 1990s I lived in Paris and did some of my first voice over jobs. One week I ended up dubbing Cindy Crawford in two ads - including this one for Pizza Hut!
Many of the businesses I voice projects for have been adversely affected by Covid. I am conscious of wanting to ensure my quotes align with clients' budgets so that we can all continue to thrive during this challenging time.
Today, I invoiced a client I've enjoyed working with for more than a year. He emailed me back almost immediately, saying: "Dear Susannah, your invoice seems low in relation to what I would have spent had I found a less than perfect voice as yours." He then proposed I re-invoice him at a considerably higher rate.
His message was not only a kind acknowledgement of my work, but a recognition of the value he places on the work voice artists do in general. At our best, we put not only our talent, but also our heart and soul behind a company's message. And that, just like clients who haggle in the "wrong" direction, is PRICELESS.
What I've learned and continue to learn around the world as a voice artist...