3 Quick Cheating Tips To Brand Yourself As A Top Model
That's right, I am telling you to CHEAT, STEAL, & PLAGIARIZE... (ok, the last two are not acceptable).
However, I am suggesting that you bend the rules a little bit; think of it as a means to gain knowledge from other people's experiences.
When it comes to Modeling the idea that you need to fit into a particular category in order to succeed is often heard by many. Some people believe that you have to know someone. We have seen evidence of this with Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. However, other's believe hard work and perseverance leads to success. In my opinion, both statements are true. According to Nora Crotty, from the blog Fashionista, "Being gorgeous helps, obviously, but the girls who last in the industry tend to have an intangible charisma, and also a quirky signature--whether it's a walk, a birth mark, or a perfect Brazilian ass." Her statement reigns true, if you desire to the "IT" girl in this industry. You have to be bold and stand out. This can be achieved by using branding strategies.
I have meet several models that are quite discouraged, defeated and uninspired to continue modeling. I too, have experienced the same frustration; yet, I have not and will not let that stop me from pursuing my dreams. I am sharing three quick methods for cheating your way to modeling success the: "Fake It, Till You Make It" way.
1. BE A COPY CAT
Now, I know you may think this is a poor way to be unique. However, if you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best.
Follow your favorite Model, study her accomplishments and emulate her methods to build your Brand.
Build your social media campaign by following other Models and their influencers.
Ask for permission to copy or acknowledge the source in your work. Please remember copying (emulating) will get you started. Plagiarism will get you sued.
Your goal is to find your niche audience, increase your following, engage with industry influencers and build your unique brand awareness.
2. FIND YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE
Create a network of supporters, haters and industry insiders. Yes, I said haters. This group is just as important. However, don't make this your main focus.
Create a spreadsheet of industry influencers you desire to work with.
Seek out a Model friend, Model coach or Mentor for support.
3. MARKET YOUR BRAND
Get out there and show them what you got!
Share your story, passion and mission. Have a comp card ready, so you can tell the world who you are and what you desire to accomplish.
Claim your market. What type of Model are you?
Be consistent, learn new skills and find a side hustle to monetize your brand as you build your modeling career.
Cheating your way to becoming a TOP Model is not so bad! Learning from the best, doing your research to build a network and developing your market are three key ingredients to building a successful modeling career. How are you going to build your brand and become a Top Model?
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