While producing an E-learning content or web based training, a major decision making factor is whether to use audio for the benefit of the end users.
Generally, narration is used for this kind of Audio E-learning. Music and sound effects are rarely used. This article describes the technical background for producing the best quality audio for this purpose.
There are many factors that help determine the budget you should have for your project. They include lenght of the recording, purpose of the recording and the voice talents you choose. Sometimes you will even need mastered files so you can just send them to TV stations or stream them in the internet.
The biggest misconception in voice-overs is as follows: "I have a great voice, and that means that I can do voice-overs, no problem!" Needless to say, a great voice is not the only factor that breeds a solid career in voice acting. A voice talent is not just a great voice, but a person with endless ambition, polished talent, and good business sense.
The first requirement, although it may seem obvious, is that you should be able to read well out loud.
Your voiceover or "voice artiste" can be your friend or foe. They can totally ruin your script - or they can turn your mediocre script into something vaguely acceptable. They can make your award-winning script into, well, an award-winning script - or not.