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One Year of Voice Acting

It’s already been a year since I’ve started voice acting… I still can’t believe it. Honestly, I didn’t think, or rather know that I would be doing it for this long—let alone meeting so many lovely people along the way. I’ve learned a lot within the past year and decided to share it with you guys.

How did I get started?

To be honest, I didn’t really know how to begin. I originally wanted to do audiobooks with visually impaired people in mind. Soon, I started taking online lessons on SkillShare (not sponsored). I always had trouble stuttering and I decided to take lessons on how to read out loud. Doing that actually helped me out a lot when it came to overall voice-over work. I then tried to narrate fan fiction that my friends wrote. In fact, I even attempted to create an OnlyFans account for my voice. It was rejected though since I didn’t want to show my face in the profile picture. In the meantime, I did random voice-overs and singing on Smule—which I still use to this day. One day, I was talking to my big brother about what I wanted to do, and when I mentioned that I was trying to take up voice acting, they told me to contact a good friend of theirs. Afterwards… my voice acting journey began. I met so many people and I learned so much from them. To tell the truth… I was really shy when I started to talk with them, but as time went on, they became some of my dearest and closest friends.

What keeps me going?

Frankly speaking, when I commenced, I was just trying to find a new way to earn money because I was desperate to find a way to earn it by any means possible. I didn’t even think of making this something fun. I just wanted to find something in order to make ends meet. After meeting so many amazing people and taking courses on Voice Acting, I realized how fun it can be and I began to enjoy what I do. Not gonna lie, there were moments where I had major slumps, but I always made sure my mental health was in check before I would continue. There was always something in me that made me want to continue. Something that pushed me to learn more and become more invested in this career. It drove me to create my own Twitch channel. It motivated me to revive my YouTube channel which was practically dead for over a decade. It inspired me to want to become a better content creator—to continue creating anything that I want and have the opportunity to share it with as many people as possible.

Voice Acting really has changed me for the better. It helped me gain a lot more confidence and a lot of chances to grow. I don’t regret ever starting voice acting and I am really grateful to everyone who made it possible and have continued to help me in so many ways. I can never express how thankful I am for you guys.

Anyways…that’s all I wanted to talk about today. Until next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾

Art by: Nikkal.Moon

3 thoughts on “One Year of Voice Acting

  1. N. Y. A. N. Y. A. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGGGGGGG. MAH GODDESS HAS RETURNED TO BLEESSSSS USSS WITH THE BREATH OF LYFEEEEE. HUFFFFF HUFFFFFFFFF HUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. IM DEAD.

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  2. Congrats on the year of voice acting work! It’s really wonderful to read how much fun and personal growth you’ve had on this journey.

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