My thoughts are pretty old school...advertise (self-promote) more. Now's the time to refresh your demo or even redo your demo entirely. You can spend time finding new job opportunities online. Find a new agent. (By the way, SunSpots clients are always looking for new professional voice talent. If you have your own ISDN studio, Source Connect and/or live near our studios near Asheville or Orlando please contact us.) Do everything you can to make yourself better and keep your skills honed. Also, listen to the work that you hear on the air now. Has it changed? Are styles changing. Is there some thing about it that you can make your own?
We can all take small comfort in that if we're slow now we're not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people are also seeing a slow down or even worse. If you're not, thank the tiny voice gods of your choosing and be grateful for what comes your way.
The true bottom line is that we're all so lucky to be doing voiceovers for a living. Most of us had other jobs prior to becoming full-time voice actors and this is a good time to reflect on just how lucky we are. This voiceover business has been a blessing to me and I'm certain it has been to you too no matter your level of success. These slower times have reminded me of how lucky I've been and how each session is special.
I hope you make today a productive one and have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!
Thomas "Cassidy" Rohe
SunSpots Productions Voice Talent & Creative Audio Production