If you want to be a model you have to think Big, but start Local!
Imagine, you are signed in into an modelagency or a castingagency. Now it is a matter of waiting and hoping you will be selected by a client for a casting or a direct shoot. Maybe it is not such a long wait, maybe you sit and wait forever....
But you can also start yourself. Doing TFP shoots is a great idea to build your portfolio. But you can also start making your own sedcard, website, Social Media etc. Look around, locally, and reach out for small businesses. They probably would like to have you for a photoshoot but they do not have the budget for a professional production. Call the TFP photographer you met on Social Media and get creative yourself. I am sure the client would love the pictures and ofcourse you can talk about promotion, publicity and a price. Or make a deal to do it for free in trade of great publicity.
Local businesses: The gardening store, a kitchen supplies store, the local beautysalons, a girlfriend who is sewing for clients, a family with a small office for rental houses etc. etc.
Think big: you will be a great model sooner or later. Start local: work with family, friends, local businesses to build your portfolio, to learn to work with photographers, to get more and more experiences as a model.
Good luck !
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.