The fashion industry is notoriously difficult to break into and with so many models around these days it can be difficult to find projects to work on. Whether you are a full time model or doing it in your spare time, it is important to use every avenue available to you.
Advances in technology can be one highly useful way of improving your chances of gaining work. Here are just some of the ways to use technology to your advantage:
1. Social media
Every model should be using social media to showcase their portfolio, especially Instagram, since it has over 800 million users! If you don’t have a presence on social media yet, particularly Instagram and Pinterest, it is time to get these set up.
Posting your portfolio pictures on social media can be a great way to boost your brand and you just never know who might find you – if you make sure you use the appropriate hashtags, you could find a talent scout chapping on your door very soon. Most model agencies are actively looking out for new models and they will most definitely be using social media to do it.
You can use technology to network and meet the right people who can help your career. Platforms such as LinkedIn are ideal for finding professionals in your business, as well as apps like Shapr. Technology is there to be used, so make sure you’re taking advantage of all the different choices available for meeting up with the right people.
3. Your own website
If you don’t currently have your own website, or at least an online portfolio, making one is something to consider – this is your shop window, to show potential customers what you can offer. It also means your modelling business can be working for you in the background, while you use other types of technology to boost your career.
4. Online booking
You can use online booking systems, such as The Model Cloud, where you can upload your profile, and model agencies can find you. You can also use it to find modelling jobs which may be suitable for your skillset.
If you’d like to find out more about The Model Cloud and we can boost your modelling career, get in touch with us today!