Beware Of Modeling Agencies That Advertise Model Searches
It doesn't pay to sign up with modeling agencies that advertise a need for male models.
Do you see that ad every day? Why would any organization advertise for male models in a newspaper's classified section each and every day? Why would they want an unlimited number of aspiring models to respond to their ads? Remember, it takes months to develop a male model's career. So, if they keep accepting new guys, they will be continually building up new careers and never earn large revenue from developed talent.
Not Enough Jobs For Continuous Recruiting Efforts
There are not enough male Model Jobs in a small market such as the midwest to support thousands or even hundreds of eager people who respond to open ads. For example, if a modeling agency accepts two applicants a day for five days a week, for 52 weeks a year, they would have 730 male models!
While a legitimate modeling agency will always be adding a few new male models to its rolls, it will not be to their advantage to accept every applicant. They are too busy booking their experienced male models to interview and groom hundreds of inexperienced young guys!
All the cities combined in a midwestern state do not have a fashion talent booking market comparable to New York, Miami or Milan. Midwestern male models must compete for a limited number of male modeling jobs. While a male model in the Midwest can use professional male modeling as a way to supplement regular income, chances are it will take him a long time to earn enough to return a $450-$800 initial investment in expensive portfolios.
Good Agencies Need Only a Few Models Who Get Hired Often
A reasonably sized legitimate modeling agency in the Midwest may represent 40-100 male models on its rolls. It will select a finite number of male models and market them. The male modeling industry is very competitive and has stringent requirements that include height and age. Without meeting the industry's requirements, a young guy can only expect to succeed so far.
Rip-offs abound in the modeling industry. It pays to ask other guys about their experience. Male models who regularly receive bookings can recommend a legitimate modeling agency.
Other Modeling Scams
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Modeling Agencies who earn money through ripoffs
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Assembly line style Model Photo Shoots produce almost worthless photos.
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