One question that is often asked around the work at home world is regarding how to make money at home with Amazon. If you have been following along here for a while, you are probably well aware that there are MANY different ways to make money from home with Amazon. Today we are going to talk about one of the more unique ways and that is a way you can use your voice to work remotely.
Voiceover work has been a career option for quite a while now in many different niches but has more recently become more popular in the work at home job listings. One of the ways we have previously discussed as an option for how to make money at home with Amazon is by publishing books through them. This is a very popular option for authors that decide to self publish for one reason or another. All these books on Amazon need a voice recording of them in order to be offered up for sale as an audiobook.
I don’t know about any of you but I have been enjoying audiobooks more and more over the last several years. We are a big road-tripping family and so there is nothing that makes a long road trip go by faster to me than listening to an audiobook. Because of the growing popularity in audiobooks, Amazon created a branch of their company called ACX. And this is how you get work recording your voice for audiobooks.
Who is ACX?
Basically ACX is a branch of Amazon that functions as a marketplace connection between authors and narrators. Authors can choose to do their own recordings or be connected with someone else that can do the recording for them. Authors have several options in how they choose to work with narrators. Authors can make a one-time payment to their audiobook producer based on the length of the finished audiobook, and in return, they retain full royalties and control over the audiobook’s distribution. The second option is the royalty share option that gives authors and producers an equal share of royalty earnings for the life of the audiobook.
How to Make Money at Home With Amazon as a Narrator
Amazon has an unlimited number of books for sale. Choose the books you want to audition for by visiting their “available books” page. Through ACX, you can find an unlimited number of voiceover gigs, and the audiobooks you produce will be available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. You can choose which books you want to work on based on how you want to be compensated. You can get paid for narration work by your own per-finished-hour rate, paid upon successful completion of the audiobook or by a share of royalties from sales with the rights holder.
If this doesn’t sound like something you would like, there are plenty of other ways to make money on Amazon. If you follow our Pinterest board “Make Money From Home With Amazon” we share lots of other ideas from other websites as well.
How To Get Started
Start by heading to the ACX narrator page to find out more. Then head over to the ACX sign up page, you can also use an Amazon account you already have to sign in. Upload some recorded samples for authors to hear your voice. Follow the Video Lessons and Resources to learn how to set up a home studio then edit and master your audiobook before you begin.
Choose which way you prefer to be paid so that authors can choose you to narrate based on if this matches their preference as well. You can then visit the “available books” page to see if there are books you would like to audition for. Record a few minutes if your voice reading parts if the manuscript as your audition.
The authors then go through and listen to those who have auditioned and choose who they would like to work with. If you are chosen you will then receive an offer from the author. You will accept the offer if you like the terms and agree to deliver the recordings by a certain date.
Once you start recording you will upload the first 15 minutes of the book and have it approved by the author. If everything sounds good you will move on to complete the books and get paid! That is how to make money at home with Amazon! For more ideas on ways to earn money this way visit our blog post 12 Ways to Make Money From Home With Amazon.