Carrie Olsen wanted a career that gave her flexibility, independence, and the ability to work from home.
She didn’t want to stay in her 8-to-5 job forever. But she wasn’t sure what else she could do.
One day, listening to podcasts while commuting to work, Carrie heard an interview with a voiceover actor. The interviewee described her typical day-in-the-life: working from home, setting her own schedule, carrying her microphone while she travels so that she can work from anywhere.
“Could I do that?,” Carrie wondered. She decided to give it a shot. She hired a coach and began auditioning.
Within a few weeks, she had booked her first voiceover gig — earning $450 for a two-minute recording.
Within four months, she was booking enough work that she decided to quit her full-time, 8-to-5 job. Her “side hustle” turned into full-time self-employment.
She now earns about $10,000 per month as a voiceover actor.
How did she make this transition? How did Carrie battle the fear and procrastination that keeps others from achieving their goals? And what advice would she offer anyone who wants to try voice over acting as well?
Find out in today’s episode.