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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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INDEPENDENT MODELING

Changing the business of modeling

What is a professional model?
Well, you are what you do. You are also the sum of your experiences.
A professional model is a model with experience whom conducts their career professionally. They are reliable, avoid conflicts of interest, and work hard to do the best job that they can. Professional models also use good judgement, and avoid modeling work which is not compatible with the modeling jobs that they are trying to book. Modeling jobs only want to work with models who will not embarrass them or undermine their marketing.
A professional model also invests in their modeling career so that they can compete with other models to book modeling jobs. A professional model invests in a professional modeling portfolio, composite cards, a portfolio case with inserts, and other tools to market their careers. Most of them also have web sites with a domain name which supports their branding, which is usually a domain name with a .Com.
Professional models know that they will never be taken seriously, or book work, if they try to get by cutting corners or by using freebie services.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be represented by a modeling agency to be a professional model. Many professional models today find and book work on their own without going through an agency or being dependent up an agency, and only use modeling and talent agencies as one of many source of work. They also obtain representation from more than one modeling and talent agency in their market, and make the agencies work harder to find them modeling job leads!

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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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