Jobs with Mandy

  • Paul Watt

    Voice Over:English

    Hi guys. I’ve been with the Mandy platform for 3 months now and I think it’s pretty good. I’m enjoying auditioning and have submitted stacks, but still haven’t had my first job. I’m getting work with other platforms, but as yet, have had nothing with Mandy. Anyone else in the same boat? Cheers

    • 2nd Sep 2020
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  • Marilyn Isles-Maximea

    Voice Over:English

    Hey there, I've been on Mandy for 4/5 months and likewise, I'm enjoying the auditioning. I've almost been selected for one gig, which would have been a great place to start (but I messed up), and I've been selected and completed a no fee gig (received the finished project to use as I wish) so I agree, it's good because I do get a fair amount of matches, but its still very slow for actuall bookings.

    • 20th Aug 2020
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  • Paul Watt

    Voice Over:English

    Yeah, same here Marilyn. I’ve been shortlisted a couple of times, but that’s it. Still, I enjoy auditioning and I live in hope. Fingers crossed for us both!

    • 20th Aug 2020
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  • User Deleted

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    I’ve been auditioning on Mandy for a month and I was getting fidgety after submitted plenty of jobs and hearing nothing.

    I do agree that the caveat is ALWAYS having your finished audition or product on point otherwise they’ll slink elsewhere, which is fair enough.

    I can’t really afford any other p2p site, and I do find Mandy is very easy and clear to use.

    Anyway I better go and get this next one read.

    Keep going, be the best you!

    • 20th Aug 2020
    • 3
  • Mike Burrell

    Voice Over:English

    I've been with Mandy for about a year now, and I've had one job through them, so I wouldn't worry too much if you haven't had anything in your first couple of weeks.

    • 21st Aug 2020
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  • Tony Coughlan

    Voice Over:Scottish

    Interesting this, any other platforms that are good for Voiceover work apart from this? I've heard Voice123 is not bad?

    • 21st Aug 2020
    • 5
  • Mike Burrell

    Voice Over:English

    Voice 123 has VERY mixed reviews. Basically, you can't do anything on the site unless you pay $300-600 per year.

    • 21st Aug 2020
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  • Tony Coughlan

    Voice Over:Scottish

    Yeah,

    I just read what Sarah put on another thread. that is pricey, hard to get the balance of mass applications for a small fee or a large fee for less applications.

    Don't know if there are any others, I'm not a fan of peopleperhour or Fiverr not voiceover specific.

    • 21st Aug 2020
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  • User Deleted

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    I've signed up to Backstage, there is small yearly fee, But many jobs are unpaid. I/m not sure what the deal

    is with that, maybe its an intern thing to see if you can hack it.

    I could do V123 if its was a monthly DD but £250 up front is a big commitment for me at the mo.

    I like Mandy because I can get into the system and self discipline of the recording process, and hopefully earn a few quid while I'm fine tuning my method.

    • 21st Aug 2020
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  • Stu White

    Voice Over:English

    I'm currently a third of the way through my guest free month with Mandy, my big observation is just how few jobs are actually on here. I have said that applied for just about everything i can and what odd is despite looking i cannot find any price structure with mandy i signed up and suddenly without knowing any prices i was a guest (temporary) free trail period member.....a bit more clarity on pricing and the deal wouldnt go as miss Mandy!

    • 31st Aug 2020
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  • Matt Fearnley

    Voice Over:English

    Totally agree with you all. I’ve been on here since June. I was starting to loose a bit of faith until I read all your comments. I’ve had a couple off other platforms as well. Time and patience I suppose.

    • 1st Sep 2020
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  • David Mander

    Voice Over:English

    Same here, chaps. I've been with Mandy almost a year and NOTHING. I've had 2 "under considerations", which basically means you've been shortlisted. Paul Watt, if you don't mind me asking, what other p2p platforms are you on if you've achieved some work from them? Hope you don't mind me asking.

    Regards to all x

    • 1st Sep 2020
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  • Shelley Anderson-Tahiri

    Voice Over:English

    Hi there

    It's so good to connect. I have been having a similar experience. I have been on here a few months, enjoying sending off pieces but yet to secure a role. I have come close a few times but clearly fell at the last fence!

    We will get there!!

    • 2nd Sep 2020
    • 12
  • Ruth Urquhart

    Voice Over:Scottish

    So much is down to luck really and whether your voice is the voice that the producer/director had in mind that it is hard to say which P2P is the best. Personally speaking, Voice 123 is definitely worth it as I always recoup the fee and make a profit. And the same goes for this site which I have been with for a good few years now. But that's not to say that I don't go through months of having nothing through them too, where I am auditioning and not getting the job or not even getting looked at. Also bear in mind that sometimes you WILL be being considered for a job but they haven't bothered to tick the box that says so. I've had a fair few jobs where it looks like I've just been 'viewed' and then been selected. Anyway It's competitive and subjective. All you can do is persevere, make sure your equipment and studio is as good as it can be within your budget and try and aim for the jobs that really suit you not just everything going. That way you don't waste your time or theirs. Good luck all :-)

    • 2nd Sep 2020
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  • Neil Gallagher

    Voice Over:English

    i have been on for a few months now and been close to getting jobs then told they went in another direction, whatever that means, also any thoughts on the cover letter? do they get read or is it just something we have to wright just to get the audition sent

    • 2nd Sep 2020
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  • User Deleted

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    I completely agree with Ruth.

    • 3rd Sep 2020
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  • Greg Dukeson

    Voice Over:English

    Hi Guys - I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I haven't landed a single gig on here since being a full member from 2014 - I say 'almost embarrassed' as I do quite a lot of freelance voice work via contacts through a variety of other places I've worked as a radio presenter - but it's just dogged determination that keeps me here and have seriously been questioning that of late.

    Keep plugging away - I'd like to say you'll get there - but not necessarily on this site - auditions are great practice though lol :)

    • 7th Sep 2020
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  • Nicky Barranger

    Voice Over:English

    OH crikey - I've just signed up for a year with Mandy and now I'm wondering if I've made a terrible mistake! hopefully not. Voice 123 is OK but yes, you do have take a very big breath and pay up front. Like Ruth, I have recouped my fee and made a profit - but best of all with 123 is that for future jobs with those clients, you don't have to go through to the site. So it is a long term investment. Voices.com are very strict about keeping clients and voices away from each other so you can't bypass the site. As I've heard numerous times before, it's a numbers game. Good luck everyone!

    • 7th Sep 2020
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  • User Deleted

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    To not get a paid job on here since 2014 is crazy. I am glad you have found avenues of VO work elsewhere, but it does make me question what is going on here.

    I was sat here two months in, and starting to get fidgity, the posts on here have given me an important perspective.

    • 7th Sep 2020
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  • Nicky Barranger

    Voice Over:English

    One other things (as a MandyNewbie) is there anyway you can see how many people have already auditioned for a job? It's standard on other play to play sites, but I can't see it here..

    • 11th Sep 2020
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