Bodalgo

Ian Seale
Voice Over: English

Well, let's see how far this one gets.

With this site going to the dogs, does anyone have experience of Bodalgo?
It seems like it's GENUINELY aimed at Professionals only, but is quite expensive.

Does it operate like Voices Pro did?
Any personal anecdotes/endorsements?


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Jane Wing
Voice Over: English

I joined Bodalgo for about a year and scored some work there - but not a huge amount. It was alot of corporate narration type jobs, not huge budgets but pretty fair usually. And you take them off platform so good for making connections. The problem is there are so many people auditonning for each job - hundreds usually - which can be a bit disheartening - although I dare say its the same here - we just aren't told!! I may rejoin again - but yes it is quite pricey.


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Hollie Hales
Voice Over: English

I wish I could afford to commit to Bodalgo but the prices have put me off


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Ian Seale
Voice Over: English

Thanks for the replies.

Still looking for a new home for direct work.

(I'm really surprised the Moderators let this post through - they usually censor mine)


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Ian Seale
Voice Over: English

I kept a reply I had on here for a £300 job (not massive by any measure) they had 230 applications.


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Jane Wing
Voice Over: English

Yeah - I reckon that's probbly average for responses. Sometimes it's better not to know!!!


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Kasper Michaels
Voice Over: Canadian

Just as FYI from what I understand about Bodalgo, just my personal experience, (I've been a member for almost 2 yrs) is that entry is limited and every application is vetted by Armin and his team. the average number of demo applications for each project is under a 100 per job. This site, on the other hand, does not vet applicants. There are many, many members. The last job I was hired for off of Mandy, the client mentioned she had 487 applicants in 2 hours. Each project for Mandy gets well over 400 applicants.


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Annie Warburton
Voice Over: English

I loved Bodalgo for a long time but recently it's got quiet for me. However I'm willing to trust in it for a longer because I generally think it's been great.

Here, barely any of my auditions get listened to anymore so I don't bother auditioning unless there's something I really think I have a chance of getting or it's a really good gig. It's very disheartening not even getting a listen most of the time. I assume the listen rate is so low because of the number of applications. I doubt renew unless this turns around.


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Ruth Urquhart
Voice Over: Scottish

I tend to audition only for Bodalgo jobs that are female only and also state ‘Great Britain’ for the accent. Neutral does not mean RP, it means a kind of generic European sound so that the accent cannot be pinpointed. And probably most of the jobs in there are for ‘neutral’ voices. So my job success rate on there is quite low although I have got a big well paid ongoing animation job through it, so occasional gems will surface!


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Brendan McCoy
Voice Over: English

I'm a big fan of Bodalgo, it's probably my favourite P2P site. I'm also a premium member of Voice123 which is can also be good but far more expensive than Bodalgo and you don't get access to all the jobs on the site unless you're paying for the premium membership and your reviews/demo 'like' rating are in good standing. But yeah they're both a hell of a lot better than Mandy currently is!


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Sally Walker-Taylor
Voice Over: English

Bodalgo are one of the good guys. Vetted jobs for generally proper rates and great communication from the chap who runs it, who genuinely cares about the industry. But I think there's been a lot of new sign-ups because that last job I applied to had nearly 300 applicants! But... that's still a lot less than Mandy. I get shortlisted a lot (I am cursed with the repeating pencil) and bagged a few decent jobs that have paid for the membership for the last few years at least. It's more expensive than Mandy but better value for money, imo. I find employers who have a proper budget will prefer to use a vetted site like Bodalgo rather than trawl through hundreds and hundreds of responses of varying quality on here. Mandy seems to now be the realm of employers with small budgets who want to get away with no usage and in perpetuity etc.


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Tony Coughlan
Voice Over: Scottish

It's difficult it's trying to get a balance of having a career but not over committing yourself to a point where you're working at a serious loss. (unless you have deep pockets) with cost of living I don't think many of us have deep pockets.


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Joseph Bader
Voice Over: English

Bodalgo is fantastic, have booked major jobs on there. You need a premium sound to really stand a chance though. And make sure you're quick to audition or you'll get left behind. I've also cast on there and the first applications get more of my attention than say number 200 (yes it can be that much sometimes)


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Sally Walker-Taylor
Voice Over: English

That's interesting - Armin (site owner) has always said that when the job poster logs in to listen to auditions, the latest to post is at the top of the list, so there's no need to rush it in. Is that not the case?


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Ian Seale
Voice Over: English

Well, I signed up with Bodalgo (£££s ouch) and it's not quite what I expected it to be.

It seems every job emanates from Germany, and everything I have seen is home studio 'Remote Record' - fine, but I expected a mix of London Studio/Home Studio.

Apart from a few jobs, everything is 'Custom Demo' - my choice, I know, but I patently refuse to set up my home studio for demos and record them on my Smartphone (which has been fine for MANY clients in the past).

No lobs yet, but those posted are certainly more frequent and at better rates than what has become of this place.

Oh, how I miss Casting Call Pro and Voice Pro!


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