Many proud parents know that their child is brimming with modelling potential, and so do many agencies! Child modelling is actually the second biggest market in the modelling business as so many products are now directed at our children (so that they pester us to buy them!). The flipside is of course that a lot of kids can make money at a young age with relatively little effort. Here are some tips on choosing a modelling agency that you can trust to take care of your child.
|Child Modelling with IMAGE Models|
If you have any friends who are involved in modelling or whose children are with an agency, obviously they are your starting point. Word of mouth is generally more trustworthy than the internet! If you don't know anyone you can ask then there are a few things to consider when you're looking at potential agencies online.
Make sure that you understand the application process. Some agencies will accept normal photos but some will persuade you to use their own photographers for a portfolio at your own expense. IMAGE Models accept any photos as long as they are clear and of a good resolution. Find out what the agency takes as their commission, this is normally about 20% but depends on the budget and client.
If your child is accepted for a modelling assignment that means they will miss a day of school then you will need to get in touch with the school and possibly the local council beforehand to obtain permission. We have heard of some parents forgetting about this!