There is a secret path that many successful models have taken that few people outside of the modeling industry know about. In fact, this pathway is so lucrative and fun and so easy to get new jobs that many models are happy staying at that level. It’s called catalog modeling.
Catalog Models are Everywhere
Before we talk about catalog modeling, step back and think of all the catalogs that you get in the mail.
If you have a good-sized mailbox, is almost certain that every day you get some type of catalog. What catalog do you get?
L.L. Bean, Eddie Bauer, Macy’s Saks Fifth Avenue, DKNY, Anne Klein, the list goes on. So if you have been around for some while, you will see that more catalogs come in your mailbox than they did the year before, and the year before that, and the year before that.
So let us whisper this in your ear: catalog modeling is one very hot way to get into the modeling industry.
For one reason, you start to build up experience and a portfolio. Want to get into the big time? Well, you first need to have some kind of track record. And a portfolio of catalog work is a very good way to start.
Catalog Modeling is Steady
Another great reason why catalog modeling is an ideal way to get into the industry is that the photographer, hairstylist, makeup artist, creative director and so on are not interested in dealing with temperamental models.
They simply want somebody who can show up on time, model the fashions and make them look appealing, and simply do their job right. So catalog modeling is a good way to forge relationships with people in the industry, and for them to realize that you are somebody that they can depend on.
And also a way for the model to learn basic skills that are so important to further their career.
Catalog Models are Not Just Amateurs
There are plenty of successful models out there who do catalog work. The good side is that the day rate (in other words what you will be paid per day) is extremely high.
In fact, if you are currently working at miserable day jobs such as retail stores, restaurants, or offices, you will most certainly be very surprised at how much you can make per day as a catalog model in comparison to your day job.
The downside of catalog modeling is that much of it is not continuous. You come for a day or two, model the clothes, and then go on. But that is the way the modeling industry works, so you had better get used to it.
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