For the last 15 years, just about everyone I meet tells me what an awesome voice I have, how I should be on TV/Radio/Voice Acting. I've not given this much thought, to be honest, as it didn't really have much to do with my career other than helping me engage students as a teacher. I thought it might just be people flattering me (imposter syndrome!), but it has continued unabated.
I'm trying to figure out if there's a way that I can leverage this into a side hustle in any meaningful way? From everything I've read in passing, it seems like there's a glut of voice actors out there, plus the difficulties presented in going through SAG without going full time. I have a decent singing voice (would need to get back into practice to extend my range - just nothing pro-music level.)
Ultimately however, I feel that this is a skill that is not terribly uncommon in the world, and haven't really pursued it because of that. The more I hear it though, the more I think about it. I'm a teacher always looking for ways to pad the paycheck or make the most of my summers. What can I do with my voice that doesn't involve living in a van down by the river trying to make it big? I'd be fine with doing advertisements, audiobooks, the gamut, it's not like I'm hoping to make it big in games/animation or anything like that (not that I'd turn it down if the opportunity came my way!)