5 Tips For Making A Living As a Model

5 Tips For Making A Living As a Model


The majority of aspiring young models would like to see themselves making more money, particularly when they don’t work for an agency.  The reality is that there are far more people auditioning than the number of jobs they have to give out. Therefore, in order to stand out from the rest, you need to know the right tricks.

Believe it or not, the secret doesn’t lie in having a particular butt shape, the perfect face, or long legs.  he real secret to succeeding as a model is business smarts.  Here are some of the best tips for proving your value as a model and generating more income as a result.

Be Dependable

Often people who are looking to cast someone for their shoot prefer dependability over a pretty face.  If they have the choice between someone who looks the best but is always late and someone who always shows up on time, they’re going to choose the latter.

Building a solid reputation as a working model will play a large role in how many people hire you.  It’s a small industry and people talk. If money is your goal, then build a professional name for yourself.

Take a Makeup Course

Models who know how to do their own makeup will save the project manager money on a makeup artist.  Since everything on the shoot costs money, any amount saved is a bonus for them.

As with any job, showcasing that you have many talents will increase your value as an employee. Consider taking a class to master your makeup skills.

Know Your Market

What kind of a look do you have?  Are you a fitness model? Are you edgy and rock and roll?  Are you high-end fashion? Once you know your look and personal branding, then you can target your niche market.

Learn which companies and photographers are frequently looking for models like you.  Keep an eye on casting calls which may be well-suited for you.

Be Easy To Work With

Unless you’re Linda Evangelista who infamously said she “doesn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day” you should probably lower your demands.  Until you’re a supermodel, you will be less desirable to hire if you’re difficult.

Try to remain easy to work with and be kind to the staff.  The more seamless of an experience it is to work with you, the more likely they are to call you back to work with them again.

Create a Strong Social Media Presence

Photographers and companies looking to hire will look at how many fans and followers that you have.  If you are someone with a large online presence, then you will be more appealing. Often they’ll opt for someone with more followers than a model with fewer fans for a job.  The reason for this being that their huge online reputation will work in their brand’s favor.

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