Modelling as a hobby, have you ever thought about it? If you are happy in your current career but have been interested to try your hand at modelling, then why not do it on the side? Modelling as a hobby gives you a chance to fulfill your curiosity for the modelling industry. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself into an exciting environment where you’ll meet new people and make some extra cash on the side. If you think you’ve got what it takes, then here’s why you should give it a shot!
1. Meet New People
Not only will you meet new people with the same interests as you but you will also have the chance to network in the modelling industry. Making new friends with fellow models will help you learn through exchanging modelling tips with each other to better your skills, as well as being inspired by the passionate and creative people around you. Networking with professionals in the modelling industry can also help you find future jobs.
2. Get Some Extra Cash on the Side
Working in the modelling industry isn’t always regular when you’re starting out, the more experience you get the more jobs you’ll book. In that case if you’re planning to do modelling as a hobby it is flexible and won’t interfere much with your current schedule. If your primary focus is to make some extra cash on the side then paid jobs are what you want to book most of the time rather than shoots in exchange for freebies.
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3. Be Your Own Boss
If you’re modelling as a hobby you’ll most likely become a freelance model. This means you’ll be your own boss and be in charge of promoting yourself, such as putting together your own portfolio and keeping your social media up to date. The difference when being signed with one modelling agency is that you will be under a contract with only that agency, where they will promote and find work for you. Modelling as a hobby allows you the freedom to choose what path you prefer as you can keep it as flexible as you like.
4. Channel Your Passion
There are various areas of modelling such as plus-size, fitness, alternative and lingerie just to name a few. Modelling is diverse and allows you to channel what style you prefer. Giving modelling as a hobby a go might inspire you to pursue it further. The various styles available keeps the job interesting and inspiring where your passion will grow in the diverse high-energy environment.
5. Challenge Yourself
Don’t hold back if there is something you want to try! Like any industry, modelling takes a lot of hard work and determination if you want to make it your career. But if you’re willing to give it a go because you’re curious and want to experience something new, then put yourself out there! You will learn numerous new skills when modelling as a hobby, such as building your confidence which will help you thrive in all opportunities that come your way in the future.