If you want to become a model working for Vogue or another famous fashion magazine such as Elle for example, there are at least two routes you can take. Each one of them has its pluses and minuses and it is up to you to decide which path you will want to choose. You can either choose to become a star with the help of a modelling agency, or if you can opt for the freelance solution and be independent. In this post, however, I am going to focus more on agencies rather than freelance jobs, so stay tuned.
What should you look for in your perfect modelling agency? There are so many of them on the market that sometimes you might feel completely baffled by the choices. Don’t panic because I am here to offer you some advice concerning your career choices.
Read some reviews first
Before choosing whom to trust with your career, make sure that you read some reviews first. You should be able to find many of them on the Internet. Reading honest reviews written by real people with real experiences is one of the best ways to ensure that you are going to be treated the right way. In most cases, if people are not happy with a particular agency, you are going to know about it by reading some helpful reviews as people can be sometimes very outspoken about their likes and dislikes.
Learn how many years of experience an agency has
Usually, in this type of industry, a modelling agency that stood the test of time and has been on the market for many years is more likely to be trusted.The longer an agency has been in business, the more contacts it is guaranteed to have, which is always better for you.
Research in advance how much you are going to be charged in commissions
Logic dictates that you should opt for those agencies that charge the least in commissions so that you can maximise your profits, but bear in mind that more reputable agencies are more likely to charge you more simply because they offer better services.
And here is an interesting infographic you might want to take a look at: