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Freelance Modeling- Pro's and Cons


I've been doing modeling for around 2 years now professionally without an agency. After a few years now I would like to finally be represented so I'm able to work with bigger brands. It's been an amazing time but I've thought about some pro's and con's of Freelance Modeling

Pros-

- You're able to connect and manage your own work and choose who you work with. (Always do your research with who you're working with!)

- Doing freelancing you're able to set your own model rate.

- No commission taken from agencies

- Network and meet new creatives with a similar ambition and creating magic!

Cons-

RESPONSIBILITIES

- As you are managing yourself, it also means that you have to look after everything you do! Not saying this is exactly a con, but you need to make sure you are not working with dodgy people and always do your research.

- Making sure you are paid on time, otherwise you will have to chase after your clients who haven't paid you.

- Networking is essential! If you're not able to connect and talk to people within your industry, you will not be able to gain any work.

PAY RATES

Heres a good guideline from www.aussieelite.com

When I first started doing paid shoots depending on how big the business was, I was charging around $50ph, as I was new and didn't think I had the full experience. Now after a few years I've put up my price, not only because I have the experience but I also have the confidence!


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