Eager to Fast-Track Your Modelling Career?

Embrace Proactivity if you’re feeling stuck, it might be because you’re not taking enough action.


The Common Trait That Unites All Success Stories

Unlike many traditional professions, the road to success is far from predictable in the ever-evolving and fiercely competitive realm of modelling. Yet, for those bold enough to embark on this journey, there exists a vital skill that keeps you steady throughout all the uncertainty and doubt: proactivity. This trait cannot be understated and is the spark that precedes the inferno. From seasoned models to accomplished individuals in any field, the proactive pursuit of opportunity is the common trait that unites them all.


The Power of Networking

So, you’ve got the basics down, and you’re itching to dive in. But where to begin? Well, it’s simple: start by expanding your network. Networking isn’t just about swapping business cards. It’s about forming real connections that propel your career forward. By rubbing shoulders with photographers, stylists, designers, and fellow models, you can open doors to fresh opportunities and make progress. More often than not, these connections can land you those coveted gigs, snag you a mentorship with
industry veterans, or introduce you to other key figures. So, don’t underestimate the power of networking. Nurture those quality relationships, and you will see all the difference it can make. Now that we’ve established the importance of networking. You may wonder, “How do I even meet these people?” One way is to involve yourself in TFP shoots.


How to Connect, Learn and Grow with TFP

Unless you’re God’s gift to modelling, the reality is that you’ll have to hone your craft like everyone else. While practising endlessly in front of the mirror or flooding your Instagram with selfies may seem productive, real growth happens when you engage with fellow enthusiasts to build your portfolio. By collaborating with emerging photographers, makeup artists, and fellow models on TFP (Time for Print) shoots you’ll gain invaluable experience and opportunities for improvement. You’ll be able to fine-tune your technique, learn new ideas, and experiment a little – whether trying a new hairstyle or diversifying your fashion. The best way to get involved with TFP shoots is to join local modelling groups in your area and watch for a call-out. Alternatively, you could start one yourself! All you have to do is whip up a mood board, post your expression of interest and wait for the replies to come in.

Action is the foundational key to all success” – Pablo Picasso

Let Engagement Be Your Bestie

Apart from TFP shoots, how else can we broaden our network and position ourselves to uncover new opportunities? It’s simple: engage with the community and the events. That means keeping updated on the latest trends, attending fashion shows, and volunteering. This allows you to increase your exposure, connect with the right contacts and build rapport.


Fortune Favours the Bold

In conclusion, the pathway to success in this industry is full of twists and turns, often unpredictable. You must always be on the lookout for where that next opportunity might be lurking. Perhaps the exact person you need to meet will be at that TFP shoot on the Saturday night you were contemplating spending at home. Fortune favours the bold. Thus, you must make sacrifices if you’re genuinely committed to this path. So, if there’s one vital trait you should embrace throughout your modelling pursuit, always be proactive and take action.


Glen Carter
AAM content writer


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