So here is a potential way for you to potentially make 1000 dollars a week just from reading books online and you’ll be doing through an amazon owned site called ACX. ACX stands for Audiobook Creation Exchange. The purpose of this site is to connect publishers, writers, rights holders, and professional narrators together for the sole purpose of creating creating audiobooks. What we’ll be looking at today is becoming professional narrators or what they like to call it Audiobook producer.
So what are you gonna need to get started?
A good Recording Mic
Audio editing software
Dedicated space away from noise and interruptions while you record
Something I want to mention before I continue is that if your concerned about needing to have some level of experience don't worry ACX has a nice section for newbies that will cover everything you need in order to get started. I'll cover that in just a little bit.
So the first thing you want to do is head over to acx.com. Next you want to hit the how it works tab and select narrator. Take a minute to scroll through the page and get an ideo of how things work. There will also be 2 links at the top for newbies just starting out. The first link will take you to a page where they have tutorials covering everything you need to get started as well as links to any equipment or software you may need. The second link will provide you with a way to hire a professional to help you get situated. The choice is yours in how you want to get started.
So now that we see how being a narrator works lets sign up and get started
Scroll back up to where it says sign up on ACX and click on that link. Because this site is associated with amazon they will ask you to log into your amazon account before proceeding. If you don’t have an amazon account create one now so you can continue. Once you do that you’ll be sent to a page where you need to fill out some information. Unfortunately because I already signed up I can't show you what the page looks like but it's fairly simple to fill out just make sure for the box that asks you why you’re on the site make sure you select narrator.
Once that's all said and done they’ll bring you to your profile where you can fill out all your personal and tax information. You can also add samples to your profile which help publishers and writer find you. Alternatively you can go ahead and pick the book your interested in. in the top right corner of the screen click on the search tab and from the options select “titles accepting auditions”. As you can see there are tons and tons of books to work with and if you select one you can see the requirement for it as well as how well the book is doing in the amazon store. Here one that i have scoped out that will give you a pretty good all around idea of what to expect.
Explain the type of book stats
Ok so you checked this book out you’re interested and now what? Click on the audition tab and download the provided script remember each book has a certain type of character they are looking for. In this case their looking for young adult and a voice style that is sexy and seductive so keep this in mind as you record. Once you’re done upload it. You can also leave an optional message that may help get the attention of the writer or publisher.
I wouldn't stop there though I would audition for multiple books to increase your chances of getting accepted by one and making money.