Social media is a very nice way to let the world know you are around. Or better said: you are available for photoshoots. But don't limit your choice. There is so much more than just Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...
Instagram (and Facebook) is about the likes and the followers. You rarely make real contact with photographers who see you as a Model for a photoshoot. This is simply due to the fact that it is very large and it is difficult to just by accident find a good photographer at an acceptable distance for a photo shoot. The communication options are also limited and it is really wise to check names on google. Often people pretend to be photographers but they are not real photographers.
Of course you can be lucky an build your own network, but on they are more ways to do the job.
Choose specific forums
There are also forums that focus specifically on models and photography forums. Or only on photography forums but as a model you can also build a profile there. I will mention a few:
Photography, art- and model-communities:
And the new app's:
Of course there are many more. Just google around and try to find the forums/Social Media you like the most.
Spread your wings
You will find that it is often easier to make contacts on specific forums.
Most forums are also better protected for the general public and you can, for example, more easily upload glamor or art / nude photos without being immediately findable on google or being censored.
Last but not least: get your name out there and use the possibilities to check photographers, to read the specific articles about photoshoots, use the reference-options and learn a lot to look at other models.
Good luck ! And contact me so we can get in contact and support each other !
Marga van der Vet is a model, blogger and content specialist. But mostly she is just a woman; living and loving her family, dog and horses. She lives on the countryside of the Netherlands and 'models' mainly in Europe.