How to Use Backstage to Become a Model

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Modeling is a rewarding career that can take you to countless cities, introduce you to key industry players, and help you provide for yourself. But where do you start? In addition to Backtsage’s modeling gig and audition listings, there are resources that can help you kick-start your career well before you apply for that first job. 

Here’s how to use Backstage to jumpstart a career in modeling.

Check out Backstage’s complete modeling guide. 
For those who truly don’t know where to begin, Backstage’s complete “How to Become a Model” guide can answer all your questions. Do you have what it takes to become a model? Where do you even start? How can you make a living? Not only will answering these questions help you decide if modeling is the right career for you, they also lay the groundwork for future success, whether it′s on the catwalk or as the face of a campaign.

Find an awesome headshot photographer. 
A headshot is a model’s calling card, so don’t even thinking about starting a modeling career without one. Professional headshot photographers are listing all over Backstage. For example, here are eight in L.A. and NYC that can’t be beat. You can even use the Backstage Yellow Pages to find one in your area. 

Seek representation. 
If and when you′re ready, a talent agent or manager can help further your modeling career, from contract negotiations to their years of industry experience. Since different agencies specialize in different things, be sure to use Call Sheet, Backstage′s database of talent agencies, to find the ones that make sense for you. Or ask fellow aspiring models for agent advice in a Backstage Community Forum

Browse casting notices and apply.  
Did we mention there are always new casting notices on Backstage? As the number one trusted source and top casting platform—for 60 years—Backstage can help you kick-start your modeling career, land your next (or first!) job, and get discovered. Just sort the modeling casting notices by age, gender, location, and more, and see what Backstage has to offer. Check out our subscription options to start applying to modeling notices now!

Ready to see your face on a billboard? Check out our modeling notices!