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Ok so who wants to tell me why I’m willingly working at 5am?!

Picture this:

Me. In bed. Snoring.

Ok, maybe don't picture that. Imagine yourself being woken up at 5am by a client calling and asking for something within the next hour. Not something that needs to be finished off. Something new, something you've not seen yet. In an hour. At 5am. On a Monday morning.

An alarm clock sits atop a pile of books with a coffee cup next to it

Photo by Jessica Delp on Unsplash.

Now, a few years ago, that would've really wound me up (good pun there for clock fans). Mainly because it would've been my boss and there would've been no room for movement. (Even better pun there for clock fans).

Fast forward to today and I didn't bat an eyelid. I work for myself. I could've said no, but I didn't. And because I could have said no if I wanted to, it felt like freedom. Freedom to do work at 5am and take that time back later. An option rarely available in previous "real jobs".

So I did it. Coffee on the shelf and yawning between paragraphs. It was actually the earliest I've ever done a voice job, with my previous record being two and a half hours later.

This isn't me saying "please get in touch with voiceover artists at 5am with a 1 hour deadline", but it is saying that you'll find we're open to working pretty much whenever you need us.

A lot of voice over artists have their own home studios, even more so since the onset of Covid-19 and lockdown. So we can just hop in the booth pretty much any time of day. We're an accommodating bunch.

Learn to look at things from a different angle.

It's not working at 5am because I have to. It's because I can.


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Martin Whiskin voiceover artist talking into a Rode NT1-a microphone
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