Basic Tips for New Male Models
Modeling Tip: Accept Low-Paying Modeling Jobs
It is a challenge for new college guys to obtain their first Model Jobs. It might be easier to get noticed by one of the several small underwear manufacturers. However, due to "commercial conflicts," you will not be able to pose for another larger budget underwear maker if you model for a small maker. A small operation may only pay you a few hundred dollars and use your image for years. If you land a booking with a major underwear line that pays $20,000 19 months later, you might not be eligible due to the conflict. Hence the catch-22 situation: A college guy wants to break into the underwear modeling business, but he only can model for one line for two years even though it is easier to get in with a small line. So, I new model needs to assure that the model release he signs limits the time which his photos can be published.
Modeling Tip: Be Skeptical of What You Are Told
Choose quiet skepticism and common sense over fantasy of becoming a star. For example, let's say you are opening a shoe store and someone wants to rent a storefront to you. Would you hand over a bunch of cash without a written lease and without seeing the place you want to rent? Would you write a check just because some flashy guy said he knows someone famous? You'll learn the ropes, just not right away.
Modeling Tip: Beware of Offers from Modeling Websites
Guys who attempt to negotiate deals from professionals who contact them are acting as their own managers. New guys are not qualified to negotiate and get career direction from every stranger they meet on the Internet. Read how to handle a contact you meet from modeling websites and from Myspace.
Modeling Tip: Motivation and Confidence
Each male model has a different motivation for seeking to become a male model. A guy may have pride in the dedication he has put into building his muscles and want to show his body off. ...to get attention. Or a guy may mistakenly believe that he is not good looking enough to be a professional model. College guys can use these confidence-building tricks.
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If you are ready to become a male model, consider our innovative advice on how to get your modeling career started locally, on your college campus. Its a fun way for you and 11 of your on-campus buddies to take a giant leap ahead of other aspiring models!