By New York Fitness Model Michelle Alford.
Present day, there are many conventional methods of promoting yourself as an established model. The goal is to be able to present yourself as an experienced professional to anyone who happens to come across your work or portfolio. This can physically be done through casting calls (when you bring your portfolio) or when you give a potential client your comp card. This can also consist of showcasing your photos online. When you showcase them online, they are displayed on certain websites intended for that networking purpose. This applies to websites like Model Mayhem.
Model Mayhem is one of the top social networking sites for models, actors and actresses, make-up artists, photographers and digital artists. Signing up and creating a profile with them automatically grants you access to many perks in this field. For one, it eliminates much of the physical leg work you would do seeking bookings offline. From casting calls to TFP shoots and paid work, MM (model Mayhem) allows its users the convenient access to gain experience and get further in their career with just a few clicks and messages. There are many other sites that offer the same perks but this one holds the clout that others lack.
When you sign up for a profile, you must choose your membership level first. This goes by what you can afford and what you prefer. The higher the level of membership the more you pay. The more you pay, the more access you have and the more photos you are able to upload. The maximum amount of pictures you are allowed to upload if you choose the free membership, would be 15. Of course each photo you upload has to be completely professional and nothing besides that. Next, you would have to fill in your model credentials for your online portfolio as well.
These credentials are usually your measurements like your shoe size or height and weight. Your credentials also consists of your professional preferences like your experience. This will specify to other users what field of work you specialize in and if you charge to shoot at all. You are also able to put a bio which will summarize your overall experience in the field. Sort of like a track record on your journey to date. These details will give insight to other users about your intentions and where you wish to be so they can decipher if you best fit what they are looking for (when it comes to booking gigs).
Your photos of course is what will sell you to the prospective client who seems to be interested in you. Model Mayhem is a safe website. You just still have to be careful because many people fall victim to a lot of the con artists who use the website as well. While some pull financial scams, others try to pull sexual abuse schemes. It is best to get ALL details and information before confirming a shoot. If you can help it, go to these shoots with proper assistance and representation. If something does seem fishy to you follow your gut; chances are you will not be missing your big break from a website like Model Mayhem anyhow. While the site serves its purpose, you still must take the proper precautions to protect yourself at all times!