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If you want to become a model, one option could be freelancing. You can find work independently and completely control your own career, with no limits on the work you could be supplied. LUXE Models explains how to become a freelance model.

Look after yourself

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As a model, whether you work with an agency or go freelance, you need to take care of yourself in order to look the part. Stick to a healthy diet, exercise regularly, invest in treatments like manicures and pedicures and focus on creating a killer wardrobe, to adopt the look needed to make it as a model!

Do some research

As a freelance model, you’ll have to find your own work. Before doing this, decide what kind of model you want to be. Say you want to be a fashion model, how do you break into this industry without the support of an agency? Do some research on key areas such as your rights as a model and what’s expected from people who work in your chosen field, so you have the information you need to succeed!

Promote yourself

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If you work as a freelance model, you’re going to have to promote yourself, as you won’t have an agency do it for you. With the internet, this has never been easier! Create your own website, social media profiles and blogs so you can show the industry what you have to offer as a model. Sign up to online modelling communities and forums so you can spot new modelling opportunities!

Build a portfolio

It’s really important that you build a modelling portfolio. By taking this course of action, you can develop a collection of shots which feature you striking different poses and wearing various fashions, showing your versatility as a model. Display these shots prominently on your website and social media profiles, so if someone hears about you, they’ll want to bring modelling work your way.

Find contacts

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Normally, a modelling agent is responsible for maintaining a list of contacts. You’ll need to carry out this task yourself, so you can learn about new modelling jobs straight away. Like any professional, you might want to think about attending networking events so you can build up your list of contacts!

Hire experts

When you strike out as a freelance model, you’ll basically be setting up your own business. This means you’ll have a number of legal obligations, from keeping records of your expenses, to sending a self-assessment tax return to the government every year. Unless you have the experience needed to handle these tasks properly, hire professional accountants to take care of them for you!

Reap the benefits

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Yes, there’s a lot of work involved in being a freelance model, but it’s a really rewarding career. Not only will you be able to choose your own assignments, but you’ll keep every penny you make. You can even fit your work into your existing schedule because as a freelance model, you have complete control over when and where you work!

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