Well…I did it, gentle reader.
I started my own production company. http://moregalado.com
Sigh. It’s super scary putting your voice out there for the whole world to see…er, I mean hear. I mean, it’s not like my voice hasn’t been heard before…because it has. I was a News Director for 3 years…so I had a large audience who heard my voice ALL the TIME when I lived in Arizona.
But that is neither here nor there.
I started working for an online company and they accepted my work, right off the bat! Woohoo! And then, my equipment got jacked up and they rejected my reads. (Totally understandable given the circumstances, but it wasn’t until the 2nd rejection that I figured out something was wrong with my equipment!) Boooo! Well, then of course we figured out what the problem was…YAY! But they still rejected my read even though the audio clarity was perfect. BOOOOO! I still have yet to hear from this company if they will accept work from me again.
So, now I am back in the marketplace…looking for work. Taking odd jobs here and there…
So here’s the sad truth: There are many folks out there who do what I do. And they will often take work cheaply just to get a gig. Am I to do the same? Sigh…decisions, decisions. I mean in all actuality, I can produce a well scripted commercial :30 in an hour or less. Less talking, means less time. It just depends on the subject matter. But there are folks willing to take a 500 word script for $5. WHAT?!?!? That is a whole heckuva lot of words for a little bit of pay! And yes gentle reader, that is a heckuva lot of work too!
I have a goal set right now of how much I want to be making…and when I should be making it by. In this day and age and economy…is that even realistic? Who knows, who knows.
Pray for me gentle reader! And if you are out there looking for work too…know I am praying for you as well! 🙂
Blessings be on you today!