Do you want to achieve success in your voiceover business? If so, you’re in the right place. You cannot achieve success without a plan. It’s just like trying to reach a destination without a map. You’ll never get to where you want to go unless you have something that is going to direct you. That is what a business plan can do for you.
Getting Started with Your Business Plan
The first step in creating a business plan for your voiceover business is to visualize what success looks like to you. Everyone is different. Your idea of success can be entirely different from someone else’s view of it.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself successful. What does it feel like? What does it look like? What are you doing that shows you that you’re successful?
Write down everything you have just imagined and felt. Be as precise as possible because it matters as you go through your business plan.
What you have written down is your main goal for your voiceover business. This is what you’re aiming for, so the next step is to think of the goals that you will need to achieve to get to the main goal.
What do you have to do to achieve your main goal?
- How much money do you have to make?
- How many projects do you have to complete?
- How much do you need to market?
- How will you have to market?
Don’t set yourself up to fail. You need to give yourself smaller goals to keep you motivated to keep working towards success.
Let us say your vision of success is earning $75,000 a year. Instead of just working towards that amount, you should try to reach $35,000 first. When you reach that goal, you can start to work on getting up to $40,000, and so on and so forth.
Once you have your earning goals, you should figure out how many projects you would have to complete to make each goal. Those will also be goals, and should be broken up into smaller goals. Let us say, it takes you ten projects to make $35,000. First try to get two projects completed, and then five, eight, and finally ten. For every goal you reach, you can feel good that you’re working your way up to your earning goal.
Since marketing is how you’ll be able to gain more projects, you’ll need to set up goals for marketing. Figure out what works and then do more of it. For example, if you need to reach out to people, set a goal of reaching out to five people a day. Once you reach that, you can go up to the next one – ten people a day. You can also set up goals of trying different marketing tactics. Every time you try something new, you have achieved a new goal.
Keep It Flexible
As you are working towards your goals to get to your vision, you may need to change direction a little. That is okay. Business plans should be flexible. Simply make some changes to your plan, and then implement them.
Before you know it, you’ll see how productive you’re on your road to maximum success!