Got talent? Here’s some gigs you can do from home

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It’s a hard time for actors as productions, auditions, and even side gigs and survival jobs are canceled, but not all has stopped! Talent is still needed for a growing list of remote work for performers, from promos and testimonials to video games, web series, and voiceover work. Make some money out of your time at home with one of these gigs seeking talent right now. 

HEALTHCARE VIGNETTE VIDEO
A series of vlog-style scripted videos that will supplement internal e-learning training for a healthcare organization is casting. Talent is needed to play a healthcare worker that will record one- to two-minute videos they shoot themselves. Talent, aged 25–50, is wanted for the role. Filming schedule is flexible but the production is aiming for the remote shoot to happen in mid-April. Pay is $1,000. Apply here!

COMMERCIAL VOICEOVER
A commercial is in need of voiceover and the production is seeking a voice actor with prior experience. They are going for a bold and confident tone to narrate the spot. Talent, 18 and older, is wanted. Because recording will take place remotely, a calm, quiet, work at home environment is required and talent must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and should be able to collaborate with producers on long term projects while maintaining confidentiality. Ongoing projects will record remotely throughout the year. Pay is $1,150 per spot. Apply here!

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MAKEUP SELF-APPLICATION COMMERCIAL FOR MAJOR BRAND
Anyone interested in filming themselves apply makeup for an at home influencer-style video is wanted by a major brand to do just that. The brand will send product and people who are good at filming themselves for these types of videos will record themselves unboxing and applying the makeup. Recording should be done with your phone. Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted to submit a 10–30 second video of themselves applying makeup and answering why you love makeup to be considered for the role. Products will be mailed the first week in April and recording will be done remotely. Pay is $250 for completed videos. Apply here!

TUTOR & TEACHER MOBILE APP COMMISSION
A commercial for a mobile tutoring app is casting someone to play a teacher. Male and female talent, aged 35–55, is wanted to record the commercial from home. Talent must know how to use a cell phone and have proper lighting. They will recite talking points about the product in a testimonial tone. Shooting will take place remotely from April 2–10. Pay is $250. Apply here!

PRESCHOOL ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO WEB SERIES
Vocalists are wanted for ongoing work on a new preschool YouTube series. Male and female singers, aged 18 and older, who can sing nursery rhymes in a variety of styles are wanted. Singers should be comfortable performing dance, pop, island, hip-hop, or pop rock styles. The production is especially seeking versatile singers. All work is remote and pay is $150 per song. Apply here!

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ONLINE SHOW HOST
A live streaming show is in need of a host to interview entrepreneurs. The host will interact with guests live and must have a webcam and setup at home to create visuals appealing to an online audience. Female talent, aged 35–48, that is outgoing, personable, and has great interviewing skills, is wanted. Production begins from home within the next two weeks. Pay is $200 per day. Apply here!

VIDEO GREETING CARD EXPLAINER AD
A mobile app is looking for talent to remotely record video for promotional materials. Male and female talent, aged 18–50, is wanted for a variety of lead and background roles of people sending video greetings to someone for holidays and life events. All video recording will take place remotely and leads will be paid $100 per hour. Background will be paid $10 per video message selected up to 10 times per month. Apply here!

DYE YOUR HAIR ON CAMERA
If all this time inside has been making you think of ways you can change up your look, you can get paid to make that change. Women and real moms, aged 30–45, are wanted to dye their hair at home as part of a testimonial for a luxury hair coloring system. The shoot will take place in your home at an agreed upon time with help from a producer or director in person in Los Angeles or remotely elsewhere in the U.S. Pay is $250 plus product. Apply here!

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