PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE August 2015 Denim Issue | Page 146
Madeline Jones took to Instagram to answer
your most important modeling questions!
When you are a new model, and you have been doing TFP and basically working for exposure,
how do you start getting paid gigs? Do I have to get a manager/agency representation? What
is the best way to get selected by an agency? How do you find castings for plus models?
You are correct, in the very beginning you will work for free in exchange for exposure.
Having a manager or agency is the best way for models to ensure payment. There are
industry standards MOST agencies will adhere to but at the end of the day the rates are set
between the agency and the client. For instance eCommerce work can pay anywhere from
$500 a day (for a small company) to $2,500 (for a large brand or designer).
As a freelancer you would not know how to set your rates, so I will give you some samples
but this is not set in stone, and you may have to leave room to negotiate.
Runway $150 for the day minimum
Ecommerce $500 per day
Campaign $800 - $1,000 per day
Online magazines - $150 per day