What is modeling work and how to start working as a model?
As an aspiring model you might be faced with questions such as where to look for modeling work and how to get started as a model. Most new models start by contacting a modeling agency. If you are successful and the agency likes you, they would then sign you as one of their models and start sending you to castings and open-calls.
While modeling agencies serve as a great way to start working as a model, there are plenty of other ways to get into modeling. With the increase of Internet-based modeling agencies, you can find paid modeling work through various Internet websites, the number of which is growing by the day. And regardless of the type of modeling work you are looking to do, the Internet can direct you to print, high fashion, and promotional modeling work, to mention but a few.
If you start your modeling career by utilizing the Internet, you should always be aware of scams. There are plenty of people out there who want to take advantage of young, impressionable model-hopefuls, so it’s very important that you only contact reliable sources for modeling work. It’s advisable to be informed of the company or the individual you are planning to work with, to ensure legitimacy.
Attaining modeling work can be tough, especially for new models, so it’s good to open your trajectory and contact many agencies and websites simultaneously. This way you can broaden your chances of attaining those modeling gigs that you are interested in doing, and start your career working as a top model.
What are the going rates working as a model?
I found this information online from various communities, however, please note that this info hasn’t been updated in a while so aside from the information I’m providing here, the accuracy of the other information may be subject to question. These rates are recommended but not set in stone.
These are pay rates that freelance models can use as a guide. Of course depending on your experience and the market you’re in, you may not be able to get higher rates. It will vary from situation to situation so be aware of that and learn to be flexible.
Types of Specialty Modeling:
Parts (hands, feet, teeth, etc)
Very specialized modeling, the demand is not too high, so the jobs demand high rates as parts models must take extreme precautions to protect their assets. For example, a hand model would avoid doing dishes and any harsh work with their hands, and some wear gloves to make sure that their hands are in prime condition.
$300.00 to $500.00 per hour. Day rate $1,000.00 to $10,000.00.