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Voiceovers And COVID-19 Financial Assistance – The Not Silent Blog 04/07/20

There is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there about getting COVID-19 financial assistance. With that in mind, the following video is an interview with attorney, voice actor, and good friend Robert Sciglimpaglia. We talk about how freelancers like voice actors can get COVID-19 financial assistance.

In the interview, we cover :

  1. The Stimulus Check: who will qualify for it, when will they get it, and how they will get it

  2. Filing for unemployment: who qualifies, where to apply, how much could be gotten, how to file a claim weekly, what income should be declared

  3. Applying for a (hopefully forgivable) loan as a sole proprietor, a corporation, and as a small business

Rob, thank you very much for providing some much-needed information to help voice actors get through these “interesting times”.


The COVID-19 financial assistance websites Robert recommends are…

To retain Rob Sciglimpaglia’s legal services, go to

To book him as an actor, go to

To purchase a copy of Rob’s book “Voice Over Legal”, click here.


SOLD OUT! Tuesday, April 7th @7:30PM EST: I am giving a FREE webinar to benefit the VANYC Emergency Fund. With all the changes in the world today, remote learning and eLearning are essential. Learn how you can set yourself up for success in this fast-growing genre of VO. THEN… Ask Tom Anything!!! I will answer any and all of your questions about voiceover, the VO business, and more! This is a free class, but if you’d like to make a donation to the Emergency Fund in honor of the class, please PayPal any amount to Click here to sign up.

Thursday, April 16th @8PM EST: My next Edge Studio Business and Money 201 webinar will be ‘Cost/Benefit Analysis’. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll talk about how to determine how & why you generated your voiceover revenue and how to repeat what worked. This webinar is capped at 25 attendees and sells out fast. Click here to sign up.

Tuesday, April 30th @8PM EST:  My next Edge Studio Marketing 201 webinar will be ‘What Your Website Says About You’. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll talk about how your website can help you gain or lose clients without you ever knowing it. This webinar is capped at 25 attendees and sells out fast. Click here to sign up!

Wednesday, May 27th @2:00 PM EST: even though the Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC) has been cancelled, my meeting table has gone from live to virtual! From 2:00-3:45, you are welcome to book a FREE 15-minute consult with me. We can talk about audiobook marketing, business, or just chat. This is capped at 7 slots and will fill up fast so sign up ASAP. Click here to book your free 15-minute consult!

Thursday May 28th @2:30 PM EST:  my “Learning to do eLearning” workshop has also gone from live to virtual! In this two-hour workshop you will learn what eLearning narration is, it’s sub-genres, narration tips, how much to charge, demo specs, and there will be live coaching! It’s $100 to attend, but if you use the promo code EARLYBIRD528 you get in for only $75! This webinar is capped at 50 attendees and is filling up fast so sign up ASAP. Click here to register!



Tom Dheere is a 20+year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for hundreds of clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a voiceover business & marketing consultant known as the VOStrategist and produces the comic book “Agent 1.22”.


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