Most of the things I’ve learned in my 25 plus years of work in the voiceover business, I’ve learned from fellow voice actors.
Yes, I’ve learned tons from taking classes, but regarding how to get work, find good agents, editors and producers, make contacts, and how to survive in this business — that’s the kind of info you get from talking to your fellow actors.
They may be the competition, but don’t rule them out! Consider people who aren’t in your group. Your vocal textures may be completely different, so don’t be afraid to chat people up! If you’re older, find a younger person to talk to. If you’re a woman, make friends with men. You may go up for the same jobs occasionally, but mostly, you can give each other leads and it could end up being beneficial for both of you!
This is not an easy business. We need all the help we can get. Make friends and you’ll not only have more fun, but you’ll learn little ins and outs you would never have known otherwise.by