HELP AND ADVICE
o become a model it takes more than just a pretty face, it’s a process, a step-by-
step road to success that takes hard work and dedication. Becoming a model will have its ups and downs but never be disheartened. With Next Generation, learn how to tailor your approach, build a professional portfolio and promote yourself to modelling agencies. Next Generation can give you the answers to all your modelling and agency questions and give you all the advice you will need during the processes that lead to signing a contract with a modelling agency. The key is to be realistic and to look at what type of modelling you would be most suited to, and to work hard to achieve your goals.
We also provide a 6 month plan to guide you through the process and an Agency Referral Service in which we refer you to selected Talent Agencies.
As of October 2010 it is illegal for an agency to charge upfront fees. This law only applies to photographic and fashion models. If you do not fall into either of these categories, an agency can charge you a small fee to include you on their website in a directory.
Agencies typically charge between £50 and £150 to include you on their website and books.
- Avoid companies with no address or contact number
- Avoid companies who hide behind a PO Box address
- A good model is a smart model – use your common sense and don’t be afraid to say NO
A freelance model can source their own work through modelling communities, networking events and contacting companies and clients directly. With the internet and social networking sites at your fingertips, marketing yourself has never been easier. Many models have taken it upon themselves to get work independent of agencies, giving them full control of their earnings and career. When working as a freelance or part-time model, it is imperative to maintain your own list of contacts as you do not have a model agent to do this for you, so it is beneficial to keep in contact with the photographers and other industry creatives that you work with on each shoot or at each event.