IamA Voiceover guy who does those jobs no-one notices, like the voices in an elevator, oh and I live and work from a boat in England. AMA!
EDIT - I'm finished. If I keep going my fingers will bleed. But seriously thank you everyone once again for all the questions, I started this AMA because I was feeling pretty depressed. Now I feel pretty damn awesome. Best of luck to all the hopeful VO's out there!
I'm British voiceover guy (medium deep bass) who's hired for those voices that people never even think about (elevators) or those ones that the public hate to hear;
E.g; your bank, THANK YOU FOR CALLING, PLEASE PRESS 1. SORRY, I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THAT :D
Q: Can you imitate-
A: Nope, I can't even tell the differences between most accents, 99% of my work is done using my normal voice.
Q: What does your voice sound like?
Q: How do I get my voice 'out there?'
A: Simply email every single production company you can find and ask them if they are accepting new voices for their books, if they are, send over your demo! But please, make sure it's been reviewed (/r/RecordThis is a good place to start)!
Q: I feel like giving up because I'm not getting any auditions, what can I do?
A: I know the feeling, I've personally had over 250 rejections from auditions and it's still disappointing at times. Just keep trying, because when you do get that job, it'll make it all seem worthwhile. Also, take a break if needs be, just remember to come back.
Here's an in depth interview about recording on this boat! https://www.voicesuk.co.uk/is-this-the-most-unusual-voiceover-studio-location/
EDIT EDIT: I'm working to get through as many replies as I can, this turned out a bit bigger than I expected it would. I'm still here!
EDIT EDIT EDIT: - I'd suggest ANYONE who wants to get into recording should visit /r/RecordThis, there is a wealth of information there about just how to get into this business. They also review demos!
EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT: Oh God I've unleashed the pandora's box of questions.
EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT: I'll do my best to answer as many questions as I can, thank you everyone!