How to Master Audible Work From Home
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How to Master Audible Work From Home

Becoming an Audiobook Narrator and Producer
4.5 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
21 students enrolled
Created by Bailey Varness
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Narrate and produce audiobooks, and create a business around your voice work
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Requirements
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level
Description

This course walks you step by step through the process of becoming a professional audiobook narrator. We show you how to set up your home studio, build your professional profile, and create professional voice tracks. After completing this course you should be able to successfully narrate audiobooks on the Audible ACX platform.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to become an audiobook narrator and producer
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:46:06
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Introduction to Voice Work Using Audible's ACX Platform
1 Lecture 04:20
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The ACX Platform
3 Lectures 10:22

This class shows you what exactly acx.com is and why you need it as an audiobook narrator.

Preview 02:30

This class shows you the different ways you get paid using the ACX platform.

Preview 04:04

This class removes any concerns as to why you should pursue audiobooks as a career path.

No More Excuses: Why You Should Get Started on ACX TODAY
03:48
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Setting Up Your Professional Home Studio
2 Lectures 11:01

This class discusses the various hardware tools you will need to record professional sounding tracks while not spending much money!

Hardware Needed
08:56

This class shows all of the free software you need to produce professional voice tracks.

Software Needed
02:05
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Your Professional ACX Profile
2 Lectures 14:29

This class shows you how to set up your professional profile on ACX so you can be chosen to read books.

How to Setup Your Profile
10:53

This class details how to make your profile rise up above the rest so you get chosen first for jobs.

Tricks to Make Your Profile Stand Out and Get the Most Jobs
03:36
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Performance and Technical Helpers for Recording Professionally
4 Lectures 29:52

This class shows you how to pick a book to read for your first audition.

Choosing a Title for Your Auditions
07:31

This class walks you through the process of getting you ready for an audition with your text and recording setup on your computer.

Audition Setup - Preparing Technically for a Chosen Book
04:35

This class shows you exactly how to set up your Audacity software so that you can properly record any voice track.

Setting Up Audacity
14:40

This class walks you through how to correctly submit an audition for review.

Sending in Your Audition
03:06
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Dealing with Rights Holders
4 Lectures 21:03

This class shows you what happens when you get an offer and how to properly accept or reject it.

How to Accept an Offer
05:16

This class walks you through the steps to recording the First 15 minutes of a project for approval to finish the rest of the book.

Record the First 15 Minutes of the Book
04:49

This class walks you through the process of submitting your recording of your First 15 minutes for review and approval.

Turn in Your First 15
02:02

This class shows you how to add all of the different chapters to complete a finished audiobook.

Finish the Entire Project
08:56
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Your Professional Home Business
3 Lectures 14:59

This class discusses the pros and cons of joining the performers’ union SAG/AFTRA.

Can You or Should You Be in the Union SAG/AFTRA?
04:33

This class talks about various ways you can form a professional business for your voice work.

How to Pick a Business Entity that's Right for You
07:15

This class discusses how you can use the internet to help you get more work done faster and get more people to see and buy your work.

How to Use Social Media and Virtual Assistants for Help and Promotion
03:11
About the Instructor
Bailey Varness
4.5 Average rating
7 Reviews
21 Students
1 Course
Audiobook Narration Specialist and Voice Work Coach

Bailey Varness has been working in the voice-over industry for over 15 years now. She is most known for her extensive work in audiobook narration, where she now has over 65 titles on Audible and counting.

She has also performed voice work commercially for many companies, including Nabisco and Tylenol. She too can be heard in award winning radio dramas for NPR.

As a proud alum of Case Western Reserve University, Bailey earned a Masters in voice and performance, alongside several Emmy and Tony award winners. She has worked with the best of the best in the entertainment industry and continues to thrive in this challenging, but exciting field.

Bailey now wants to take what she has learned and share it through Voice Work Academy so others too can thrive using their voices to find professional and personal freedom.