Thursday, 2 April 2015

IMAGE Models on going Freelance

Freelance Modeling Jobs

Every day hundreds, maybe even thousands, of men and women, young and old scour the internet for modeling agencies with the premise of finding work. Many will be looking in the wrong places. This may be a bad thing, but if you know the right places to look and the right way to go about it, then you’re already in the lead. The way you go about getting freelance modeling work will differ depending on your age.
IMAGE Models
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If you are in your teens, be very careful. No matter how adult you feel, there is always someone cleverer and more powerful who will sell you a dream, and you’ll end up disappointed. Some modelling agencies and photography studios will say that you need a portfolio of 30 photos and charge you the earth. Always take an adult whenever you sort an appointment out. On the plus side, especially if you are in a small town where people know each other, local businesses will be more likely to take you on for small modeling jobs. Maybe an opticians wants new banners for their window, maybe they’d like your face on them! You’ll never know if you don’t ask, but when you’re young stick to trusted people. The jobs that model agency London posts are vetted for security and safety.

The older you get, the better equipped you will be to approach and assess situations that arise when looking for modeling jobs. You are on one side, an agency is in the middle, and the advertiser is on the other side. If you want to go freelance while you’re with an agency, make sure you have a non-exclusive agreement with them. Draw up a list of advertisers, call them. Find out who their casting agent is and introduce your self. Ask if it would be okay to send them your portfolio and CV. Don’t make the mistake of writing dozens of “To whom it may concern…” letters. These are not very effective compared to a personalised letter following up a phone call or introductory email. If possible, go to their offices and show your face. At the end of the day, it is work you are after and you never know what other roles might be available. For more modeling advice and reviews visit this IMAGE Models blog.

Being a freelancer is a tough road to walk. It’s normally a good idea to hold a steady job until you establish your self. Even the most talented freelancers can find it hard to compete with the incomes of civil servants and community workers, because we forget how many perks come with a steady job. When you’re making the decision, make sure you have considered every aspect of what it really means to be freelance. Visit the IMAGE Models website for up to date