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Independent Modeling section navigation threads and main content area. All content is copyrighted, and may not be referenced without citing, and linking to, the source on our web site. All content, which includes modeling job leads,  is traceable, and we verify web traffic and the source of our information. Independent Modeling is a resource site for independent and agency-represented models who wish to enhance the marketability of their modeling careers, as well as have an advantage over limited models; those limited models being agency-only models who do not think for themselves, do not invest in their career, and allow modeling agencies to manage them, and to tell them what to do. Other limited models include models who try to put together competent professional modeling portfolios for free, using TFP, and who try to compete against professional models with cheap career tools. The independent models who use Independent Modeling are smart, professional models who know enough that to have an advantage over other models, that they have to invest in their careers. Independent Modeling is NOT a modeling and talent agency, and we do not claim to be. We do not directly refer models into modeling jobs for financial compensation, and do not represent models. Independent Modeling is not intended to be used for any advice, which includes legal advice, and any advice which can only be legally given by a licensed professional in a regulated profession. For information, and reference, only! Use at your own risk.

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The following information is not an endorsement of any of these portfolio networking or social media sites, or any kind of recommendation to use them to promote a career. This is our opinion. Use these sites are your own risk!

Over the years, we have literally seen in all. One Model Place back in 2001. Musecube around the same time. Now, we have Model Mayhem, which was, oddly enough, started here in the Tampa Bay area by a man named Tyler, who did so for his father, who ran a glamour modeling industry magazine called Teeze.
Portfolio networking sites are nothing new. You set up a profile, and network with other industry “professionals”. Or, at least that is what is supposed to happen.
Some of you may be thinking about social media sites like Facebook being used to promote a modeling career, and there are many models using them for just that. Portfolio networking or social media, however, just don’t think that you can use them as your main professional web site. These freebie profiles can augment a professional web site, but they cannot replace one.
Professional web sites for careers aside, however, this is about portfolio networking site and networking online with one, and the same thing applies to social media sites like Facebook being used the same way.
With portfolio networking sites like Model Mayhem, the cost of entry is, well, free, and as a result, the credibility of all of the users must be constantly questioned. These sites are full of GWC’s (amateur photographers called Guys With Cameras with no aspirations about working toward become a professional modeling portfolio photographer, and often, they have questionable motives and work) and amateur models portraying themselves as industry professionals. The work that the majority of the members who are on these sites do is often high-risk. Models who want to risk the integrity and the marketing of their careers do so by working with these people.
As a rule of thumb, do not take any of these people seriously unless they have a professional web site, with a .Com domain name or something similar, and a professional portfolio with career-safe, professionally relevant work.

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The agency way is no longer the only way of having a professional career as a model. There is no arguing against common-sense and proven business practices. Modern professional models think for themselves, network, and book work both as independent models and by using agencies as one of many sources of jobs. This is the future of the modeling industry.

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