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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Quick Tip #40
For: Male & Female Models
When submitting yourself to castings for modeling assignments, follow the instructions listed in the post. If no specific instructions are given, send the client a message to ask about the details and how you can be considered for their project. Never tell a client that they should contact you and leave it at that. If a client posts that they are looking for models, that means you need to contact them, not the other way around.
On sites like Facebook and Model Mayhem, where you're allowed to post a public reply, I'll often see models telling clients who have posted gigs to "message me" or "contact me." Models that are truly serious will initiate the business relationship by messaging/contacting the client directly with their inquiry. Telling a client to contact you gives the impression that you're too busy/important to drop them a line. To me, it comes off as being pretentious/self-important--even if that was not the intention.
Unless you're a supermodel or very well known otherwise, why would you require a potential client to chase you down? If you didn't need the work, you wouldn't be looking for modeling gigs on casting sites, right? Humble yourself and take the first step.