We believe the key to success in the modelling industry is knowing it, having all information needed and know who to go to for help & work.
Criteria for Fashion Modelling with an agency:
- A top Fashion modelling agency must be located in one of the top fashion capitals, reason being is the most lucrative, prestigious modelling assignments can be found there. These are: London, New York, Milan, Parid, Tokyo, Sydney, Rome, LA, Prague, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Barcelona.
- Make sure the agency has a good reputation within the industry, they need to be well known to be of the best standard.
- That the fashion agency has provided models to the best in the business and for top fashion designers such as Gucci, Calvin Klein, Prada and Valentino.
- Some of the top fashion modelling agencies in the world: Elite Models, Ford Models, IMG Models, Marilyn agency, Models 1, One Management and NEXT models.
To get signed to one of the top Fashion modelling agencies takes a lot, it is not easy and their standards are high, we are talking Kate Moss standard. But you need to remember you are not limited to High Fashion modelling, there are a huge amount of sectors within this industry so you will find something great within modelling. Knowing where to start on discovering all areas is also confusing, so listen below are some services that will help you, using one these will give you the best chance of success.
Sadly like all industries the modelling comes with its fair share of scammers. UR Models knows that scams can leave a bad taste in your mouth and cause some upset and feelings of being mistreated, so it’s best to research and get your head around the scams out there and who to trust before entering the modelling industry. A good example of a modelling scam is someone approaches you on the street, while you’re going about normal life and they tell you those words ‘You could be a model’ obviously very flattering and also very confusing a an agency can do the same as this and they legit plus they will tell you similar things.
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Advice and Guidance on getting Modelling Jobs
We firstly want to cover the myth that you can only getting modelling work through agencies, this not true at all and you need to remember this when entering the modelling world.
When you enter the world of modelling do NOT rely solely on agencies if you get signed to one, there are other options that could gain you huge rewards.
The secret to more work is UR Models – Freelance modelling!
There are hundreds and hundreds of freelance modelling job opportunities out there and anyone can apply for them on their own without agency help or direction. You will obviously need a portfolio to apply for any work and the more professional the better.
You can find modelling work via searching online, not to mention the numerous modelling sites out there that you can register too.
When you begin modelling the more exposure you get the better, so get as much work as possible!
If you are seriously considering becoming a model then we suggest contacting one of the following services which will be able to give you the best guidance and advice on getting your first modelling jobs.
– Warning Signs
Sadly in every industry, all over the world there are specially designed scams out there to take advantage of people and the modelling industry is no different. There is a huge amount of modelling scams out there ready to cost aspiring models a huge amount of money and time, they rip people off by promising the world and delivering nothing other than an empty bank account. They always demand a huge amount of money up front but in return you get nothing, no career and before you have a chance to asks questions your money has already long gone. These awful enterprises prey upon your hopes and dreams plus take advantage on the fact you probably don’t know much about the industry. This disgusting side of the industry is forever growing but be mindful and doing your research will stop you falling victim as well.
Things to look at and beware of:
- Newspaper classified ads, Gumtree adverts, Craigslist ads etc When they state they are looking for models this is for the Nude & Glamour industry ie Models for adult entertainment.
- Joining fees- It is illegal for adult (not child) modelling agencies to charge you a joining fee. Remember this
- Guarantee of work- No agency or anyone in facet can guarantee this, this kind of statement will be more than likely a modelling scam.
- Emails that are from accounts like Gmail, Yahoo- A professional company will always have a professional email ie @theircompanyname – Free accounts like the mentioned could be anyone trying to scam you- So ignore.
- Messages on Facebook- A genuine agency will not search through Facebook looking for people, so never respond and report if this becomes harassing in anyway. If you want to find genuine companies and want to avoid being scammed look up UR Models.
Scammers and scamming is part of the modelling world, always will be and sadly will continue. These scammers prey on the vulnerable, models who have no clue about the industry then they shattered the dreams, ruin confidence and take a lot of money, all of which hurts anyone. They normally asked for a huge amount of money up front with no intention of delivering any service or product. Others persuade models to join the agency but again for a fee, which is not right and illegal. They could also ask a model to pose in a provocative way and giving the model no rights to image or there use, this can be very upsetting and ruin a models hope of being a professional. To avoid this awful scenarios or being hurt you should research and understand the industry as whole, knowledge is your best weapon.
Scammers/con artists are clever they pose to be agencies or reputable companies, feeling model hopefuls with dreams and hope, so be wary they will appear trust worthy when in fact they are your biggest enemy. If they approach you online, through social media or email again this signals warning signs as any professional company would not do this, so ignore it, block them or report them if it continues. It remains your responsibility to check if you are in safe hands or a parent if it is a child model.
Before accepting any modelling deal or agency contract carry out research and talk to professionals who know the business, the internet is a great source for information as you will find vital contacts and blogs often have people’s reviews. A legit legal document will give you control of where you images are used, so always ask for this after shoots, it’s your rights as a model after all the images are of you. There are some great advice companies out there and most who are free, so talk to them and be confident you are in good hands.
Your safety and safe guarding your career is imperative to success and sub staining a great path in modelling. Do not put yourself in situations where you feel anxious, scared or pressured, this should never be the case, professionals act professionals and work with a model not against them. Remember missing out on a opportunity you are unsure of is not a opportunity in the first place!
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