We recently received this email from a lady (we’ll call her “Penny”) that regularly receives our FREE voice over training videos, blog posts, and tips.
Mind you, there is NO charge for MUCH of the great voice over information that we give away for FREE on this website…
You know people think that people should get training and pay money.
I have been told in the otherwise, if someone has talent, it is recognized. If a person is gifted with their voice, then this is the person that will make money in the business if properly represented.
I think it is a shame that you are charging people, because the economy is so bad right now.
I wish you all the best, but I cannot afford training, so I guess you can count me out.
Now, let me ask you this?
What if we applied Penny’s philosophy to other professions? What if your Doctor or Dentist got “free training” on how to do surgery on you? How confident would you feel putting your life in the hands of someone that didn’t really need to sacrifice anything to get their education?
Some of the most talented people in the world sacrifice years and years of their lives, studying and practicing before they break-through to having a successful career.
The reason Penny can’t (or won’t) pay for training is because she thinks she deserves to get something for nothing. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t work that way – and for those of you out there that think it does, you better check your “reality-o-meter”.
A very wise man once said something to the effect that, “You reap what you sow” – and this is a fundamental truth that makes our world go around.
I feel sorry for people like Penny who don’t want to plant any proverbial seeds. They don’t want to do the work, or take a risk, or pay their dues – they think that it should all just be “handed” to them because they are “talented”.
This is why she will probably never have prosperity – not because she is not a nice person, or a talented voice actor – but simply because she does not understand how money, trade, and this industry works.
We’ve spent thousands upon thousands of dollars (of our own hard earned money) to get this website up and running. How long do you think we could afford to keep doing this – if we didn’t charge members a few bucks for all the insider’s information that’s taken us years to gather and develop, and instead just gave it away? (Answer: NOT LONG!)
One more thing… If you tried to get this kind of training at a college or trade school – you would spend as much money on gas just driving there, as you will spend being a member of Voice Over Club.
Thanks Penny, really, thanks for helping us to see why some people make it in this world, and others just complain about how it “should be”.
…We welcome everyone’s comments below.