Should you spend the travel and expense of going to a big VO conference? Find colleagues who went last year. Add up all the travel, food, lodging, and conference fees. Can you cover it? Will you have money left for the gear you need or for that pay-to-play site renewal fee or for your cloud backup monthly fee?
If you haven’t set up some bookkeeping yet, do so before you head off to that big VO conference in Far Away City, USA. Make business decisions based on solid information.
Also, have specific goals for yourself at a big conference. Do you want to meet an agent or two, get more info about a specific genre, or get ideas for business cards? And be ready for the unexpected, the AH-HA! moments. [Read more…]