Spring cleaning can take many forms. Take some time to do a little voiceover business cleaning too. Now is an excellent time to review your business and see if a bit of cleaning up is overdue. Here’s a reminder of some things you may want to put on your cleanup list.
Computer review: If you have a PC, take time and do a De-frag to recombine old or scattered files.
Review your computer’s records, hard drive, and storage. Are there files that need to be moved from your computer’s drive to your external drive? Voiceover recording files can take up a lot of memory, so reviewing and purging your drive’s storage should be a regular habit.
What about those old voiceover scripts and other files that you have not looked at in years? If you’re not sure whether you’ll need the data and files later, archive them in an external drive. Label the files by date or subject just in case you may need to locate them in the future.
Workspace Use: Do you have files all around you as you work? Voice acting is a creative business, and creativity needs a calming and inspiring workspace. Clean out those old papers and files from your area and studio. You will find that a clutter-free workspace helps clear you mentally and will improve your focus while working.
Effective Website: Review your demos to make sure they are up to date and marketable. Compare your site to other sucessful voice-over talents’ sites. Review the positioning of your texts, demos, and other information. Make sure you have the information a voice talent seeker needs like your direct email address, phone number, and remote direction capabilities.
Phone Files and Memory: If not done already, clean out your phone’s old photos and download them to your laptop computer. If you’re like me, you use your phone for voiceover practice and audio recordings. Over time, those files can take up a lot of phone storage. While you may or may not have space on your phone, if the items are essential, back them up to your external drive just in case..
Update Business Plan: Are your business goals for this year on track? Do some review to see if your plan needs updating, revising, or rewriting. This exercise will also help refocus you mentally as you work your way through a successful spring season and year.
Take time for this review regularly so nothing holds you back as you…break a lip.