What: Website connecting writers, voice-over actors and translators with companies requesting the service
Expected pay: You set the rate
Commissions & Fees: Unclear, however fees are supposedly paid by clients, not workers
Requirements: Experience in the field for which you are applying and the ability to pass a screening test, which could take days of work.
This site has three branches; Writing Bunny, TranslationBunny and VoiceBunny . They are all under the Bunny, Inc. umbrella.
Theoretically, hourly rates are set by the artist on each of the Bunny sites, and artists do not pay any commissions to the platform. The site makes money by adding a commission to your hourly rate when the customer is billed. Users of the site have stated that setting a high hourly rate will keep you from finding work.
- Just to apply for the low-paying positions, hours are spent on their “screening” process.
- In addition to providing your qualifications, a custom sample of your work must be submitted. For writers, they’ll ask for a reported piece of 1,600 words. Requirements of voice-overs and translation are unknown, however reviews of the site indicate it is also a time-consuming process.
- The site reserves the right to reject your submission for any reason. One professional writer shared her experience writing on Bunny’s tight deadline and was rejected due to a typo.
WorkfromHomeBuzz also did a post on Bunny that expanded on how the site charges for “direct projects,” extrapolating what that would mean for worker pay. The short version: Even in a best-case scenario, the pay works out to considerably less than 25 cents a word. Similarly, a 1,500 word voice-over is priced between $197 and $295 — before Bunny’s fee. We were unable to find an estimate of what clients would be charged for translation work.
Hustlevida does not recommend this site. Fiverr or Upwork is highly recommended.
What Users Say: (From Reddit)
“There’s a relatively small number of auditions, and they don’t exactly pay fantastically either (to the talent, Mr Bunny gets a hefty wedge of cash for everything.), and as you have pointed out their review team is extremely inconsistent.”
“Recently I signed up on Voicebunny, despite some of the negative reviews of it, because I wanted to add to the work than I’m currently getting on Reddit, CCC, and some other opportunities that have popped up. Not feeling ready to throw down for the pay-to-plays. My first couple auditions went great and were accepted. Now it seems like “Mr. Bunny” only sends me auditions around 4 am, and by the time I get to them they are full. Recently, too, I have started getting a few rejections for “noise,” though I could not for the life of me find this noise. I record in an isolated booth from my computer and run iZotope in post. It’s been no different from my other accepted recordings. I get the Bunny’s “URGENT: revision needed” texts about an hour after the 20 minute deadline has expired, so that’s frustrating too.”