So last week was more or less finishing off my first demos (will they ever truly be done?).
I do believe they are polished to the best of my current skills, enough to begin my climb into getting work at Fiverr, and eventually Voices.com. Not to sell my work short, but I believe that my initial work will come from Fiverr. It will be low paying relative to the pay scale of Voices.com, but it will be steady and allow me to pursue my goal of getting much more real experience, and also to put away money for better equipment and more lessons. This will be much of my money for the foreseeable future, perhaps several years. I will also be pursuing gigs on Voices.com, and I want to work on establishing a beachhead there, also. If I eventually reach the desired level and density, I will then switch to Voices.com and other pay to play sites as a more primary source of income.
I have heard the hue and cry of not selling myself on Fiverr. I agree with their arguments, which is that it sells myself short, and I will be taken advantage of with low paying gigs. And yet, if the audition ratio at Voices.com is 100 to 1 gig, I'll never make any money because I couldn't achieve the density to get gigs and buy more training and equipment. I know this, but I really don't have a choice. We'll see how the experience goes, and I'll keep an open mind anyways. I may just as soon stop Fiverr. We'll see!