At Agent, we are all about empowering models and want to help in every way we can. Let’s explore together what the most successful models are doing to get work.
- Have a Strong Portfolio
- Have Accurate Measurements
- Keeping it in the App
- Apply to Jobs you Know you can Make
- Write a Thoughtful Pitch
- Show up Early to the Job
- Do your Best
- Write a Review of the Client/Photographer
1. Have a Strong, or at least a Full, Portfolio
Clients need to feel certain they know what you look like from photos. Make sure your cover photo is a clear headshot from just below the shoulders and up. This also means it should not be overly edited and should not include sunglasses or headwear. The next photo should be a full body shot, either from the feet or knees up. You should have an array of shoot styles such as: two studio, two commercial/ lifestyle, two beauty, two swim, two fashion, and or two fitness/ active to show your full range of modeling abilities. Arrange these photos so the two photos of each style are next to each other. Only upload shoot styles that you enjoy doing so you book more work in those areas. Having a variety of picture styles makes you eligible and experienced for more types of work.
2. Have Accurate Measurements Listed
Most jobs are dependent on a model fitting the clothing or portraying a certain look. A professional model makes sure that their profile displays accurate measurements. Depending on their modeling areas of focus, they also work out and consistently eat healthy to maintain healthy measurements for their body type and some even strive to be in the best shape of their life during their modeling years.
3. Keep it in the App
Finding work on the Agent platform has many perks for a very small price. Should the shoot be cancelled last minute, you are still guaranteed an amount of the proposed payment. Should you go to a shoot and something happens to you, Agent has your back. The more jobs you book on the platform also raises your name in our algorithm so you are seen more often, which equates to a higher probability of being considered for jobs.
4. Apply to Jobs You’re Sure you can Make
It’s not uncommon for models to have another job or attend school while modeling. You can always apply for a job that may coincide with something else, but if you are chosen, you have 24 hrs to confirm that you are 100% available for the job. Models take their job seriously and keep their commitment to a job no matter what. That is how they build their network of clients and referrals! One of the worst things that can happen is for a model to have a reputation for not being reliable.
5. Write a Thoughtful Pitch
Agent is the only platform that allows models to be more than a pretty face. We give you an opportunity to speak about why and what sets you apart from the rest. A great personality rounds out the successful model because who would want to work with someone who lacks confidence, is boring or mean? Let your personality shine through in your pitch . . . it is part of your personal brand!
6. Day of the Job
So you booked the job! Congrats! Models who work consistently always show up a bit early. Think about it, no one can start without you! So surprise them and show up a little early. It makes the whole day start on a positive note. That includes:
- Mapping the address ahead of time so you know where you’re going and how long it takes to get there
- Getting good rest the night before so you’re bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the shoot
7. Doing your Best
At the shoot, if the photographer hasn’t already told you, ask what kind of look they are going for. Is it an e-commerce shoot? Do they want smiley? Casual? Mad? Candid poses? If you’ve made it this far, hopefully you know your best poses and angles. If you don’t, take time now in front of a large mirror and practice. You should be able to produce happy, mad, sad, confused, excited, and angry poses at the drop of a hat. Know how to move your body to make the best poses and shapes. Look at fashion magazines for inspiration as well as popular shopping websites that use models and show their faces. Be friendly, professional and strive for having a successful shoot. They will remember your pleasant attitude and want to book you again!
8. Rating the Client
After the shoot, you are welcome and encouraged to rate the photographer or client, depending who booked you. Be honest and share your experience. The client will be rating you as well, and having many 5 star reviews only validates what an awesome model you are and elevates your ranking in the Agent search algorithm.