Voices.com Android App Client User Guide

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This guide will help you to...
✓ Learn how to download the app
✓ Login or sign up free if you’re a new member
✓ Navigate around the Android app

Discover amazing features such as...
✓ Searching for voice talent
✓ Requesting a quote from a voice talent you’re
interested in working with
✓ Posting a job that’s open to the entire
marketplace who will quote on your project

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Voices.com Android App Client User Guide

  1. 1. Voices.com Android App Client 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 or sign up free if you’re a new member✓ Navigate around the Android appDiscover amazing features such as...✓ Searching for voice talent✓ Requesting a quote from a voice talent you’reinterested in working with✓ Posting a job that’s open to the entiremarketplace who will quote on your project✓ Making 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’ll be immediatelylogged in and can start using the app right away.You can start by filling out your Bio informationwith a brief “about us” for your company. Simplytap the pencil icon from the global menu optionsin the blue header. You’ll also find your accountoptions in this area.To navigate around Voices.com and manageyour job postings slide your finger to the right ofscreen to bring up more menu options. 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 “Did you forget your password?” link onthe Voices.com App login screen and you’ll seethe option to have your password reset. Justenter your email address and we’ll send you anew 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. CHECKING OUT THE TOP 100Listening to Voice TalentThere are a few Top 100 lists on our AndroidApp. Tap the Favorites menu to see allavailable lists.The Favorites list is determined by the numberof times clients have shortlisted a talent byclicking on the "Save to Favorites" feature. Thetalent who are saved the most often to clientfavorites appear on this list.The Most Listens list shows you the top 100talent whose profile demos have been listenedto the most.The New Talent list features new members ofVoices.com and those who have most recentlyrenewed their memberships.The Recently Hired list showcases the mostrecent 100 talent who have completed a jobthrough Voices.com. The list is updated everyfive minutes. 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
  7. 7. SEARCHING FOR VOICE TALENTSearching by KeywordSearching for voice talent on your Android is funand easy. To get started, tap the Search buttonin the navigation bar. At the top of the Searchscreen, you’ll see a search bar where you cansearch our marketplace of 75,000 voice-overtalent from around the world. Search bykeyword, language, gender and more.Browsing by CategoryAlternatively, if you know the category of audiosamples you’d like to listen to, just tap thecategory icon. 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. VIEWING PROFILESLearning More About a TalentIf you hear a voice talent you might like to workwith, tap through the search result to see theircomplete profile. Each profile is made up ofthree parts; Bio, Demos, Feedback.The bio lists all the talent’s biographicalinformation such as their work experience,credits, skills and recording studio set-up.The demos tab showcases audio samples of thevoice talent. Each demo includes a title,description and options to share by email,Facebook or Twitter.The feedback tab reveals ratings and reviewsthat the voice talent has received from work theycompleted through Voices.com.To move ahead, simply tap the “Request Quote”banner at the top of the profile. 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. POSTING A JOBGetting Started With Job PostingsA Job is a project that requires a voice overrecording. Usually dozens of voice talent willapply for these job postings. Posting a job willallow you to receive MP3 voice-over demos andprice quotes from a variety of voice-overprofessionals. It is quick and easy to do. Our jobposting service is free and yields fantasticresults.Managing Your JobsTo post a job, tap the New Job icon which willbring you to the job posting form. Pleasecomplete all of the fields. For quoting purposes,our voice talent members request that youprovide as much information as possibleregarding your company, the nature of yourproject, the length of the script and what yourcompany has budgeted for voice-over work.Vocal direction and a sample script are alsovery helpful. If you do not require a sample readof your script, please note that in the detailssection of the job posting. 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. EDITING A JOBChanging The Job InformationYou have the ability to edit your job posting rightfrom within the Voices.com App. Tap the Jobslink, locate the job you want to edit and tap thejob. On the Job Details screen, simply touch theEdit icon which will flip you into edit mode. Makeyour changes, and then click Save. 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. REVIEWING RESPONSESListening To AuditionsOn the Job Responses screen, you’ll see a listof voice talent including their overall feedbackrating, their quote for your project as well as alarge audio player. Tap the play button to listento a sample recording of your script, commonlyreferred to as an audition. You can see evenmore details by tapping through to the nextscreen called the Response Details.Viewing Response DetailsBelow each response is a “More” link that youcan tap to view the voice talent’s proposal. TheResponse Details displays a proposal written bythe voice talent and some actions that you cantake such as “Liking” the talent by touching thethumbs-up icon or deleting the response. We’reconfident you’ll be impressed with the qualityand variety of professionals who reply. 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. HIRING A VOICE TALENTAwarding Your JobOnce you’ve listened to all your auditions andnarrowed it down to your favorite talent, you’reready to award your job. You’ve found the bestcandidate based upon performance, audioquality and price so you’re ready to moveahead.On the Job Response Details screen, you’ll seea button labeled “Award Job.” Tap “Award Job”and you’ll see options for placing your order bycredit card.For tight deadlines (you need the recordingdone the same day), it’s recommended that youcall our customer service hot-line, toll-free withinNorth America. Friendly customer servicerepresentatives are available to take your call,complete the hiring and accept payment bycredit card over the phone. A receipt for yourpayment will be sent to your email address andthe project will proceed immediately. 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. MAKING PAYMENTSending a Payment To Your Voice TalentOn the Payments screen, you’ll see a list of yourpayments with information such as the job thepayment was for, the date you made thepayment and the amount.To see more information related to a payment,tap through to view the Payment Details. Onceyou’ve received the completed audio files andyou are satisfied with the work, tap “ReleasePayment” which will notify Voices.com torelease the funds from escrow and issue thepayment to the voice talent. 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. COMMUNICATING WITH TALENTSending MessagesAccess all your previous messages andcommunicate with voice talent 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. If you’ve read a message, therewill be no blue dot. You may also view yourpreviously sent messages and deletedmessages.Reading The Whole MessageSimply tap the subject line to see the fullmessage. On the message details screen youcan read the entire message, reply to thesender or mark the message as unread and goback to it later.That’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 13
  15. 15. 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, AmericanAirlines, 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 15

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