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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Answering a Reader Question #344

Anonymous Wrote:

hi Dania what's your criteria for accepting gigs on Craigslist? how do you actually search for jobs on the site do you search "jobs" or "gigs" in the part where you have that option. On average how much do you get paid for a gig and how long does it take to receive the money. Thanks

Hey there, Anonymous! To find out my thoughts on searching for gigs on Craigslist, you'll want to check out the following link to my blog post about this topic:

Tips for Finding Modeling Jobs on Craigslist

To find posts for modeling gigs on Craigslist, you'll want to look for the "Gigs" category and click on the link for "Talent" underneath it. The pay varies and people posting on CL aren't always operating on the largest budgets so usually the pay ranges (in my area, which is Northern California) from $150-$500 per gig. I've seen posts for $800 or more but very few of them are legit. The majority of "high paying" work on CL that has a comma in the pay rate is usually a scam or for adult/pornography work.

In most cases, modeling gigs on Craigslist pay the same day, after the shoot/show/event is over. Depending on the client, it may be cash or company check. Sometimes they'll mail the check to you instead, which could take anywhere from 3-5 business days or 1-2 weeks. That all depends on when they mail the check out or if they have to go through a payroll process. But generally, you'll get paid faster, compared to booking a paying gig through a modeling agency, which can take anywhere from 30-90 days.

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