Working from home, in my pajamas while earning a full-time income is the dream. It’s no secret that that many hardworking people are looking for a way to earn an income online while not having to go back to school or learn new, complicated skills. And, if they could make that money in just a few hours work per day, then all the better.
Well, the most recent work from home opportunity to claim their program will allow home workers to accomplish hundreds per day with only a couple hours of work is called VO Genesis.
According to the sales page, there’s lots of need for people who can speak English to provide voiceover work. And in total honesty, there is a huge demand for voice talent.
I know this because I have been a voiceover artist for several years. When I found this program, I was eager to learn more.
What The Job Involves:
- Finding clients that need a voice recording of some kind;
- Auditioning to get the gig;
- Reading the script and recording yourself;
- And sending the recording to the company that hired you.
Then you get paid.
According to the sales page, you can earn as much as $20 per minute to record your voice. Sounds intriguing, and VO Genesis is getting a lot of buzz on the Web, so I thought I’d check it out.
VO Genesis Overview
The basic VO Genesis product consists of a Quick Start Guide, a bonus guide on How to Triple Your Voiceover Fees and another bonus called How to Get More Gigs Than You Can Handle. There are also some up-sells, which I’ll describe in a moment.
The VO Genesis product is claimed to be the creation of someone named “Jenny Lewis.” She says she was broke, lost about $1,000 on get rich quick schemes and was getting desperate when she met a friend who told her that she had been earning hundreds of dollars per hour doing voiceover work.
Jenny then followed her friend’s advice, did some work herself, got paid for it, and…
…created a course about how to get paid to do voiceover work.
Now, I just want to first make it known that earning a steady income from voice recording is possible. But, it takes time, skill and connections to really make the money that “Jenny Lewis” is claiming you can make.
When I first read the details of this program, I was hoping that it was an affordable, online method of learning the craft of voice acting. But, it’s more of a “How To” with information that you could have found on Google for free.
Anyway, I do not want to spend too much time dwelling on the course itself, or the first up-sell, which is called VO Genesis Accelerator.
The VO Accelerator
Is going to show you how to learn to use your voice to properly sell products, how to better market your talent, and how to take care of your voice so that it lasts a long time and produces the best results.
The VO Accelerator was actually filled with very useful information that, if actually put into practice, could really help you step up your game in the industry.
Speaking of the industry, it doesn’t matter what you do to make money from home, you are more than likely going to need to take some sort of learning course.
Can you make money as a voiceover artist?
Yes, in theory, you can. I do everyday. But. in practice, it’s a difficult industry to enter, and a small number of people seem to get the majority of the work.
Even in the make cash online industry, I’m astonished at how many products feature voiceovers from marketer Todd Gross.
Just as a point of reference, I have been a working Actor for over a decade. Film, Television, and Commercials. To be a successful Voice Artist, you must first learn the Art of it. That includes the actual acting part.
If it’s so easy for anyone to do it, why isn’t everyone doing it?
Because it’s hard. Because the people who want voiceover work want the work of proven professionals. It’s not an industry where just anyone can break in with no experience.
That said, using the methods outlined in VO Genesis could help you build quality samples; so that you look like a quality professional.
Unfortunately, I do not feel it that is the case. This product uses a downloadable PDF eBook to describe the “technical” aspects of the art.
What Concerns Me About VOGenesis:
First, the biggest concern for me is, who is “Jenny Lewis”? I have no idea. VO Genesis is actually a product from a company called Success Vantage, a marketing company in Singapore.
According to Success Vantage, there’s no one named “Jenny Lewis” on their team and no one there with a name that sounds even remotely like Jenny Lewis.
If you trust the recorded videos, “Jenny Lewis” is the creator of the VO Genesis Online Training Program. But….
Success Vantage is the actual creator….
So, maybe she means that she was the most successful at this program or is the resident expert of doing voice recordings…
I honestly do not know and a piece of me suspects that there is no such person. Not only that, why would someone who found a way to earn $1000 per hour suddenly decide to create a course that sells for $39.95 instead of spending their time making $1000 per hour?
(a little cynical, I know. But it is a valid thought)
Something else that gives me pause about VO Genesis is the second and third up-sells. Yes, there are three in total, and two of them have nothing whatsoever to do with voiceover work.
After you’ve purchased VO Genesis and perhaps the VO Genesis Accelerator upsell, you’ll be directed to two more upsells:
- Multiple Streams of Income – A course that shows you several ways to make money, but none of them have anything to do with voiceover work
- Quick Cash Machines – A program that gives you 5 pre-built Websites, none of which have anything to do with voiceover work.
Again, if VO Genesis is going to show you how to earn up to $1000 per hour, why would you have any interest in buying the two up-sells that are completely unrelated?
In my opinion, if “Jenny Lewis’s” product is as good as she claims, then it should stand on its own and simply work without any addition help from unrelated products.
Do note that VO Genesis does layout a good roadmap for novice voice actors to experts and it is very possible to make good income following that roadmap.
BUT, it does not happen overnight and it requires a ton of training and upfront investment of time. It’s possible that some of the people who buy VO Genesis will actually find a few gigs doing voiceover work, but 99% of the people who buy the product aren’t likely to earn a dime from it.
That’s not unusual, though, as most people who buy courses of any kind don’t put them to work. A lot of people just enjoy buying courses about how to make money, but don’t ever really make a solid income.
And yes, it is 100% possible to land your first gig. But, you need to remember that natural talent and good luck are only half of the needs to be successful in this industry.
From what I can tell about this product, I would estimate that 90% of the people who buy the product aren’t likely to earn a dime from it.
That’s not unusual, though, as most people who buy courses of any kind don’t put them to work. To be in that succeeding 10%, you must actually apply what you learn and then hope it’s enough.
So What Does all This Cost?
For the initial purchase, it is going to cost you $39.95. Then you will come across the up-sells, which means more money coming out of your credit card.
Initial cost – $39.95
Up-sell #1 – $37
Up-sell #2 – $47
Up-sell #3 – $47
VO Genesis Conclusion
I’m not going to declare VO Genesis to be a total failure or a scam. There are people out there, particularly in the non-English speaking world, who have a need for recorded sales pitches in English.
People do get hired to do those things, and yes, the market for voiceover work is huge. These things are all true.
But it’s not as easy to find work in the voiceover industry as VO Genesis suggests, and the work does not, in general, pay as well as the sales page says it does.
It’s a lot harder to make money doing voiceover work than you realize. If you do decide to buy VO Genesis, be sure to stay away from the unrelated up-sells.
You won’t need them.
Can you make money with VO Genesis? Maybe…
I’d like to give VO Genesis a thumbs up, but the best I can offer is a “Maybe”. Yes, voice artistry is a fantastic industry and can pay well but VO Genesis did a fantastic job of over exaggerating the income potential and quickness.