Revealed: Ten of the very best tips for all aspiring child models

More and more parents are trying to get their children into the world of modelling. Because of this it has become increasingly competitive. Nevertheless, this does by no means indicate that it is impossible. Instead you need to use all the tools at your disposal to give your child the best possible chance of success. Read on to discover the top ten things you need to bear in mind…

  • Find a top agency – This is arguably the most important point. Do your homework. Find an agency who is reliable and has a good reputation. Make sure they have your child’s best interests at heart as well. A good agency will save you a lot of time and a lot of money.
  • Keep it fun – One of the biggest mistakes parents make is that they get too serious. It becomes their passion rather than their child’s. It should of course be a joint venture. But don’t put too much pressure on your little one.
  • Get the balance right – You don’t want your child to miss school every day. However, the truth is they may need to miss a class here and there if they are to get the best jobs. It is all about getting the balance right.
  • Don’t take professional photographs prior to signing with an agency – The model agency shouldn’t need professional photographs to determine whether your little one has potential or not. They may however ask you to get some professional shots done afterwards to give you an increased chance at booking jobs.
  • Be prompt – Just because we’re dealing with children does not mean that there are any excuses for being late.
  • Take food and drink along to the shoots – Many parents assume that this will be provided however it is not always the case. You may also want to take something along to keep your child occupied. These can be long days.
  • Dealing with a ‘no’ – Any model – young or old, male or female – is going to hear the word ‘no’ at least once (probably many times) in their career. Children can understandably find this a lot more difficult to deal with as they don’t quite understand why they haven’t been chosen. You and your child need to know how to deal with this.
  • Check the website – Continuously check the agency’s website to make sure the pictures of your child are featured on there. If new shots have been taken then you will want to make sure your little one’s profile has been updated as well.
  • Read, read and read some more – There is no such thing as knowing too much. There is a lot of information available online and reading advice from other parents in your position will always be helpful.
  • But, never pay for advice! – Whilst you should soak up all the knowledge you can get, this should never come at a cost. Unfortunately there are many companies online nowadays who will try and take your money simply to tell you a few ‘magic secrets’ for making it in the industry. There is no magic formula and you definitely shouldn’t be paying for it.
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