Being signed by an agency
and starting out in the fashion industry is really exciting for many new
models. Although it’s exciting, many models may also feel overwhelmed because
they are unfamiliar with the business and how it works.
We at The Business Model have developed this guide to help new models get acquainted with the industry. Although the fashion
industry is showcased as being glamorous and fun, there’s a lot of hard work that
goes into becoming a successful, working model. Since the
business is always changing and
unpredictable, it’s important to prepare yourself for these changes as best as you can. The guide will help new
faces develop a better understanding of the modelling world and what to expect.
By Natalia Zurowski
When you get into modelling, any reputable agent will tell you that you don't need to pay money upfront to build a portfolio. If an agency sees potential in you, they will find photographers who will want to shoot you to help build your book without you having to pay a cent. But once you have been in the industry for a while, your book will need an update every so often; or you'll need specific photos in order to appeal to agencies and clients in a market you wish to work in.
Some agencies might suggest you do a paid test with a photographer or you may find one yourself that you wish to work with. But is a paid test really worth it? We answer some of the questions models may have about shooting a paid test. Read More
What is a mother agent? What are net earnings? The TBM Glossary is a guide for clarifying industry terminology. If there are any terms you would like defined or feel could be useful for other models to know, e-mail us at info(at)businessmodelmag(dot)com. Read More
By Natalia Zurowski
Let's say you go on a contract to Tokyo for two months (60 days), you work well, and end up leaving with $10,000USD (NET) in your pocket. As many young people tend to do, they spend a lot of it right away on clothes, gadgets, vacations, and leave whatever is left to sit in their chequing account. Although many models start young, it's never too early to start saving up for a bright future.
When you're finished a contract and have earned money, you may think to yourself, “I've earned more than I could imagine and I should make the most of it but I don't know where to start. What should I do after a rewarding, profitable, and overall successful trip?”
The first five things you should ask yourself are the following: Read More