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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Voiceover Artist for Your eLearning Course

Updated: Jan 1

When creating eLearning content, the voice is one of the most critical aspects. The right voice can make your content come alive and engage your learners, while the wrong voice can make your course videos sound like tedious lectures.

So how do you choose the right voiceover artist for your eLearning course? Here are five factors to consider:

1. The Purpose of Your eLearning Course

The first step is to determine the purpose of your eLearning content, as it will help you identify the tone you need to set.

For example, if your eLearning course is designed to be fun and engaging, you'll want to find a voiceover artist who can bring that light-hearted energy to your videos. On the other hand, if your course is more serious and instructional, you'll want to find a voiceover artist with a lower-pitched and more authoritative tone.

2. The Target Audience of Your eLearning Course

The next step is to consider your target audience. Do you want your course to appeal to a wide range of learners? Or are you targeting a specific age group or demographic?

For example, if you're targeting millennials, you'll want to find a voiceover artist who can speak in a relatable way that will resonate with this group. On the other hand, if you're targeting a more diverse audience, you'll want to find a voiceover artist who can speak in a more neutral way to make the course content accessible to all ages.

Certain demographics prefer to listen to certain types of voices. So, it's essential to consider your target audience when choosing a voiceover artist.

3. The Length of Your eLearning Course

The length of your eLearning course is another essential factor to consider when choosing a voiceover artist. For example, if you have a long course, you may want to consider changing it up and utilising multiple voiceover artists to keep the course engaging.

By contrast, if you're creating a shorter eLearning course, you may only require the services of a single voiceover artist. That said, just remember that the voiceover artist will be speaking for the duration of your course, so it's an excellent idea to choose someone with a voice that won't become monotonous or irritating after extended listening.

4. The Budget for Your eLearning Course

Finally, you'll need to consider your budget for the course. Voiceover artists charge different rates depending on their experience and the length of the course. While you can often find cheap voiceover artists, will they be able to provide you with a high-quality service that includes delivering top-notch sound quality?

It's no good finding a voiceover artist who's cheap but delivers a subpar performance. So, while you may need to spend a little more money to find a good voiceover artist, it will be worth it in your quest to produce excellent eLearning videos.

To get a sense of what you can expect to pay, you can request quotes from multiple voiceover artists and compare rates. Once you've considered all of these factors, you'll be able to choose the right voiceover artist for your eLearning course.

5. The Turnaround Time for Your eLearning Course

Last but not least, you'll need to consider timescales. How quickly do you need the course to be completed?

Some voiceover artists might have the flexibility in their schedule to be able to complete the work in a shorter timeframe than others, whereas others may have lead times of several weeks, even months in some cases.

It's vital that you discuss turnaround times with the voiceover artist before making your final decision. This way, you can be sure that they'll be able to complete the work within the timeframe that you need.

Secure an Experienced and Versatile Voiceover Artist for Your eLearning Course Today

So, there you have it, keep these five factors in mind when choosing a voiceover artist for your eLearning content. They'll help you find the right person for your eLearning course who can also provide you with the high-quality audio recordings you need.

If you're looking for an experienced and versatile voiceover artist, contact me today. I have over a decade of experience providing voiceover services for various projects, including dozens of eLearning courses.

I know what it takes to engage learners and deliver high-quality audio recordings, and I can make room for priority orders should you be up against a tight deadline.

So, whenever you're ready to discuss your eLearning project in more detail, I'm available on 07972 532937 or via email at

I look forward to hearing what you have planned soon :-)

Nicky Griffiths


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