Wow, is that a title rife with double meanings! But well, you know how it is – when you create a buncha stuff, you can’t just leave it sittin’ around…
So, in January I plan to hang out my voiceover shingle. I told my 30-year-old daughter this, and she asked “What are you talking about?”
“Shingles, you know, signs.”
“I thought shingles was a virus or something.”
“No, it means opening up a business. You know, doing voiceovers.”
“You know, for fun…”
Of course you know: back in the old days, before the Interweb, stores would hang a descriptive sign in front of their shop. Doctors, barbers, apothecaries, lawyers, wheelwrights… we could spend a whole day making a list of occupations. The sign was referred to as their shingle.
So, what’s with this shingle? I do voiceover. I’ve always done voiceover. Now that our last kid has gone, well, if you’ve done voiceover, you know how fun it can be, and hey, why not?
But wait, I also do motion graphics. Mo who? Yes! It turns out that the stuff I do at work all day long is called Motion Graphics – I are a motion graphics artiste!
So, shingle number two goes up in January.
The customers? They’ll come flocking through the gates of those intermediary companies that link freelancers and work-seekers together.
The Fred Flintstone part? Well, Wilma, nobody else is doing freelance voiceover or motion graphics, right? So I should pretty much make a kajillion dollars by next week.
So, in Janury:
- Publish the Novel
- Launch the voiceover business
- Launch the motion graphics business
- Pay more attention to SkippityWhistles.com
And, yes, shingles is a virus. Just not my shingles!