Voices.com Android App  Talent User Guide   The Official Guide For The Voices.com Android App                              ...
USING THIS GUIDEThis guide will help you to...✓ Learn how to download the app✓ Login to your account or sign up free if yo...
DOWNLOADING THE APPHow Do I Download and Install The App?Its a simple process to download both free apps and paid apps to ...
SIGNING UPNew Voices.com MembersYou can sign up for a free Voices.com account toget access to all the cool new features of...
LOGGING INExisting Voices.com MembersAlready a Voices.com member? Awesome! Allyou need to do is login with your existingus...
CREATING YOUR PROFILESetting Yourself Up For SuccessAs a voice talent, you have most of the samesections as clients using ...
WRITING YOUR BIOAdding Relevant InformationOn your Bio, you can list all your biographicalinformation starting with your H...
MANAGING YOUR DEMOSShowcasing Your DemosShowcase your skills by adding a samplerecording of your voice. If you’ve alreadyr...
ADDING A DEMOUsing the Android Studio to Record a DemoOne of the most amazing features of theAndroid App is the ability to...
GETTING FEEDBACK RATINGSAveraging Your FeedbackYour average feedback rating is displayedbelow your name across the three s...
LEARNING ABOUT JOBSNavigating the JobsEach day nearly 100 voice-over jobs are postedto Voices.com from companies around th...
VIEWING THE JOBGetting All the DetailsOn the Job Details screen, you’ll see all thespecifics about the job including: •   ...
AUDITIONING FROM YOUR ANDROIDUnderstanding The Audition ProcessA Voices.com audition includes three parts; yourproposal, y...
QUOTING ON VOICE-OVER WORKEntering Your QuoteNext, enter in your price quote for this project.It’s best to stay within the...
RECORDING AN AUDITIONRecording With The Built-In MicrophoneLastly, and most importantly, select a recordingto be attached ...
GETTING PAID FOR WORKManaging Your PaymentsOn the Payments screen, you’ll see a list of yourpayments with information such...
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CLIENTInboxAccess all your previous messages andcommunicate with clients right from yourAndroid. T...
RATING THE ANDROID APPRating the Voices.com Android App in Google PlayWe’d love if you’d be willing to leave a rating and ...
ABOUT VOICES.COMVoices.com was established in 2004 and is now the technology and industry leadingwebsite that connects bus...
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Android App User Guide Voiceover Talent

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This guide will help you to...
✓ Learn how to download the app
✓ Login to your account or sign up free if you’re a new voice talent with Voices.com
✓ Navigate around the Android app

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✓ Creating a profile to showcase your work as a voice talent
✓ Recording demos using your Android
✓ Auditioning for voice-over jobs
✓ Accepting payment in a safe, secure way

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  1. 1. Voices.com Android App Talent User Guide The Official Guide For The Voices.com Android App David Ciccarelli Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Voices.com
  2. 2. USING THIS GUIDEThis guide will help you to...✓ Learn how to download the app✓ Login to your account or sign up free if you’rea new voice talent with Voices.com✓ Navigate around the Android appLearn about amazing features such as...✓ Creating a profile to showcase your work as avoice talent✓ Recording demos using your Android✓ Auditioning for voice-over jobs✓ Accepting payment in a safe, secure wayReady? Let’s jump in! Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 1
  3. 3. DOWNLOADING THE APPHow Do I Download and Install The App?Its a simple process to download both free apps and paid apps to your Android.Follow the instructions below for easy downloading. 1. First you will need to create an account on Google Play before you can download any apps. Follow the link below to take you to the sign up page. 2. When you sign up, you will need a credit card or payment information, even if you only download this free app, Google Play will still require this information. After you are done with this process, you should have a username (email address) and a password. You will need these to download the apps. 3. You can just search “Voices.com” in Google Play and the app listing will come right up. 4. Select the Voices.com app and hit the "Install" button (its a free app). 5. Once your Android has started downloading the app, a status bar will show up to indicate how long it will take to download (approximately 1 minute.) Once it is complete, you can access the new app on your Android in the My Android Apps section of Google Play. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 2
  4. 4. SIGNING UPNew Voices.com MembersYou can sign up for a free Voices.com account toget access to all the cool new features of theVoices.com Android App. The first step is toselect your account type.Are you a talent or client? A client is a personwho is looking to hire a voice talent for a projectsuch as a commercial, narrate a video, provide avoice for a character in a game or record avoicemail message. A talent is a person who islooking for voice-over work, wants to record asample of their voice on their Android andpromote themselves to prospective employers.Once you’ve signed up, you can start by fillingout your Bio information. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 3
  5. 5. LOGGING INExisting Voices.com MembersAlready a Voices.com member? Awesome! Allyou need to do is login with your existingusername and password and you’ll have instantaccess to your Voices.com account on yourAndroid.Getting a New PasswordIf you forgot your password, that’s OK. Simplyclick the Forgot Password link on the Voices.comApp login screen and you’ll see the option tohave your password reset. Just enter your emailaddress and we’ll send you a new password. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 4
  6. 6. CREATING YOUR PROFILESetting Yourself Up For SuccessAs a voice talent, you have most of the samesections as clients using the app; however youalso have some amazing new areas.Just like your web page on Voices.com, yourprofile on the Android app has been given thesame amount of attention to detail when itcomes to design, layout and ensuring that allthe most relevant information is in the rightplace.Your profile includes three main sections; Bio,Demos and Feedback. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 5
  7. 7. WRITING YOUR BIOAdding Relevant InformationOn your Bio, you can list all your biographicalinformation starting with your Highlights, the firstsection listed where you can summarize whoyou are, what you can offer and anyachievements or accomplishments you’d like toshare.Next, take a few moments to complete the restof the fields which include: • Languages • Accents • Ages • Special Skills • Experience • Years of Experience • Education • Microphone • Computer • Equipment • Delivery Methods • Turnaround Time • Service Description • Testimonials • Client List Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 6
  8. 8. MANAGING YOUR DEMOSShowcasing Your DemosShowcase your skills by adding a samplerecording of your voice. If you’ve alreadyrecorded and uploaded a voice-over demo,you’ll see a list of your demos here. If you’renew to Voices.com or haven’t created a demorecording yet, you can record your voice usingthis app!Editing an Existing DemoOn the Demo Details screen, you can edit any ofthe text information by clicking the pencil icon togo into edit mode. You can edit the title,language, category, description and tags. Thisinformation is important because it’s used in theVoices.com search engine when a prospectiveclient is looking for a voice talent. As a goodrule of thumb, the more information the better. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 7
  9. 9. ADDING A DEMOUsing the Android Studio to Record a DemoOne of the most amazing features of theAndroid App is the ability to record a new demoand have it featured on your profile and in theVoices.com search engine. Using the Android’sbuilt-in microphone, you can record a sample ofyour voice. To get started, click the “Add Demo”button (the plus sign) and click on the redrecord button. You’ll be presented with therecording studio.The Studio is divided into two main sections;The Script and The Recorder.On top, you have a script library available. Click“Choose Script” to access a variety of samplescripts to use for your demo. Scroll up anddown to find a script you’d like to record. Tap thescript to populate it in the script window.On the bottom, you’ll see The Recorder. TheRecorder includes a prominent record button, aplay button and scrub bar to fast-forward andrewind through the recording, timestampindicators and a level meter. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 8
  10. 10. GETTING FEEDBACK RATINGSAveraging Your FeedbackYour average feedback rating is displayedbelow your name across the three sections(bio, feedback and demos) of your profile.Seeing the Most Recent FeedbackTap the Feedback tab to navigate to the list ofthe most recent feedback. By default you’ll seethe 20 most recent feedback ratings andreviews; however you can always load more bytapping the Load button at the bottom.Each Feedback includes a 5-star rating and abrief review, the feedback author as well as thedate the feedback was given. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 9
  11. 11. LEARNING ABOUT JOBSNavigating the JobsEach day nearly 100 voice-over jobs are postedto Voices.com from companies around theworld. The Jobs screen shows a list of jobsgrouped by status with the most recent jobs atthe top of the list.By default the most recent jobs are displayed,but you can always load more. Each job in thelist displays the job title, budget and deadline.To learn more about a job, tap to view thecomplete job details. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 10
  12. 12. VIEWING THE JOBGetting All the DetailsOn the Job Details screen, you’ll see all thespecifics about the job including: • Job Title • Job ID • Budget • VoiceMatch • Deadline date • Posted date • Number of other responses • Word Count • Language, Gender and Age Range • Sounds Like artistic direction • Reply to job buttonAlso, you’ll see a Sample Script as well as anyfurther instructions. To take action and reply, justtap the “Reply” button in the top right-handcorner or the bottom of your screen.What’s VoiceMatch?VoiceMatch is a recommendation engine thattells how closely matched you are to the jobrequirements and helps you to gauge yourqualifications for the opportunities you receive.Scores range between 0 and 100%. The higherthe score, the better! Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 11
  13. 13. AUDITIONING FROM YOUR ANDROIDUnderstanding The Audition ProcessA Voices.com audition includes three parts; yourproposal, your quote and your recording.Your ProposalStart by typing out a brief message in theproposal area explaining why you are a greatcandidate for this job. Remember to beprofessional and express your sincere interestin working for this client.Proposal TemplatesTap the down arrow in the blue bar to access alist of your proposal templates. Click to viewone of your templates, the template will be auto-populated into your audition response and youcan move on to entering your quote. You mayedit the text of your proposal so that it’s morepersonalized right from the audition screen. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 12
  14. 14. QUOTING ON VOICE-OVER WORKEntering Your QuoteNext, enter in your price quote for this project.It’s best to stay within the budget range that theclient has set out in the job posting. Set yourprice and Voices.com will add a 10%transaction fee to your price as part of theSurePay Escrow service. The transaction fee ischarged to the client, not you. SurePay is asecure payment service where the payment isheld on deposit until the work is completed. Byserving as a trusted intermediary, we canguarantee you’ll be paid and the client will besatisfied with your work. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 13
  15. 15. RECORDING AN AUDITIONRecording With The Built-In MicrophoneLastly, and most importantly, select a recordingto be attached with your response. You caneither select a demo that you’re currentlyfeaturing on your profile or you can create a newrecording using the built-in Voices.com AndroidRecorder and microphone. To record a customdemo, click the red record button. This will pullup the sample script from the job for you. Hit therecord button and play it back. You can re-record as many times as necessary to get it justright.When you’re happy with your recording, be sureto click the Save button in the right-hand cornerto attach it to the audition. You will be broughtback to the audition page where you can playback your recording once more. Click “Submit”and you’re done!After you have submitted you will be presentedwith the next job in your open jobs view. You canalso move to the next job in the job list bydragging the screen sideways. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 14
  16. 16. GETTING PAID FOR WORKManaging Your PaymentsOn the Payments screen, you’ll see a list of yourpayments with information such as the job thepayment was for, the date you received thepayment and the amount.To see more information related to a payment,tap through the listing to view the PaymentDetails. Here you’ll see the payment detailssuch as: • The client’s name • The deposit date • The payout date • The payment amount • The job title Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 15
  17. 17. COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CLIENTInboxAccess all your previous messages andcommunicate with clients right from yourAndroid. The list of messages in your Inbox isorganized by most recent on top and you’ll evensee which messages are new as indicated bythe blue dot.Message DetailsSimply tap the subject line to see the fullmessage. On the message details screen, youcan: • Read the entire message • Reply to the message • Mark the message as unread • Go to the related jobThat’s it! You’re done. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 16
  18. 18. RATING THE ANDROID APPRating the Voices.com Android App in Google PlayWe’d love if you’d be willing to leave a rating and review the app. Here’s how youcan help:1. To rate the app, you’ll first need to go to Google Play. In Google Play, search for“Voices.com” to locate the app listing.2. Scroll down to the Ratings & Reviews section.3. Click on the small “Write a Review” link.4. Type out your review and that’s it! Pretty easy. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 17
  19. 19. ABOUT VOICES.COMVoices.com was established in 2004 and is now the technology and industry leadingwebsite that connects businesses with professional voice talents. Radio and television TV COMMERCIALSstations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies rely upon the Voices.commarketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents with the assistance of our EXAMPLESinnovative SurePay™ escrow service and our Web application.The winner of several awards, including the 1to1 Impact Award, Customer RelationshipManagement Elite Award, and the DigiFest New Voices Award, Voices.com has raised itsprofile significantly this year ranking on the PROFIT Hot 50 recognizing 534% growthover the past two years. In 2012 Voices.com won “Business of the Year” from the Chamberof Commerce.Clients include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Readers Digest, Comcast, BellCanada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, FirestoneTires, American Airlines, the US Army, the US Government and thousands more. Service & Support Global Headquarters North America 1-888-359-3472 150 Dufferin Ave. International +1-519-858-5660 Suite 800 Email support@voices.com London ON Web http://www.voices.com N6A 5N6 18

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