The Internet offers opportunities. But when you apply to a post on a modeling forum or job posting site like Craigslist, always ask questions, and get details. Ask about payment and if you will be paid in cash or check or what. And don't be afraid to ask questions about the name of the magazine, Production Company, and to see a resume or website. As a freelance model you have to act as your own business, meaning you are sometimes your own agent, accountant, and organizer. Walking into a studio, apartment, set and not being sure you are going to get paid is sometimes a risk you will take, but at least have a clear address and honestly tell someone, a friend about where you are going. It is easy for anyone to lie and scam someone through the Internet, the posting could be for a major magazine or product or ad campaign but there is no harm in calling the corporate number and asking “do you have a post right now on Craigslist,” or wherever just to be sure if something seems a little weird. Somedays the agents are calling and when they aren’t and you are freelancing your own self you have to check off all of the cautions on your list.
I write in a journal daily about life, my pursuits, things I observe, see, experience, my to-do list, and also I find writing in a journal a way to connect with my inner self, to slow down for a moment and recognize the day. Do you write in a journal?
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Almost 5'4" is about my journey as a petite model, remember "height isn't everything"
Yay! Almost 5'4" is now available in the UK
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Check out my graphic novel: Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior
A graphic novel based on the early modeling adventures of Isobella Jade
Short and Stylish Submissions
On my modeling tips blog: http://www.petitemodelingtips.com you will often find Short and Stylish features. Featuring petite girls from around the world who are showing off their style. And how they don't let the long seams hold them back from liking how they look and finding something cute. If you would like to be featured here are submission details: Send with the subject of your email: Short & Stylish. Send your first name, photo, height, what you are wearing in the photo and your favorite places to shop to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petite of the Week Submissions
Submit to be Petite of the Week and featured on this blog, send with the subject of your email: Petite of the Week, send your first name, headshot, height, where you are from, how you are making strides in modeling to: email@example.com
Isobella Jade's writing series called The Beautiful Undead
The Beautiful Undead vampires have taken over the modeling world. And when the most beautiful and successful undead model commits suicide, the dark secrets of the industry are found in her journal, and every week the gruesome and bloody truth of the day-and-the-life of being a Beautiful Undead are exposed.
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