As a model, there are plenty of ways to get your photos and information out there. And in the 21st century, those methods have become increasingly more available to you.
Social media is one of the top ways to interact with others, network, and potentially get jobs.
You’ve probably seen plenty of Instagram-famous models that post perfect pictures of themselves every day. Instagram the best platform for fashion and modeling content. It’s all pictures after all!
Share a mixture of behind-the-scenes photos of your photoshoots and then post the final product. Followers love knowing what’s going on in your life and what it’s like in your shoes. Instagram stories are a great way to show what you’re doing day-to-day, whether it be personal or professional.
There are plenty of hashtags to use in order to gain more attention and followers. These tags are essential to boosting your profile and reaching more users.
Tried and true, Facebook is still as popular as ever. And it’s a great way for businesses to interact with their clients. While as a model, you should think of your followers as your clients. They’re the ones who want to see more of you and are invested in the content you post.
Facebook can allow you to interact with them in the comments, post news of projects you’re doing, or just keep them updated on your life!
You probably already have your own personal profile, but once you start making it big, it’s best to have your own modeling page for people to follow and keep up with your professional side.
Even though Twitter only allows 280 characters per post, it’s still a huge social media phenomenon that millions of people log into every day. Twitter is great to promote your own brand and keep in touch with the current fashion trends and models.
You’ll be able to connect with others in a much more immediate and personal way and build your online personality. A big tip is to be selective about what you post so as not to repeat the same photos on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram all the time.
Manage Your Reputation
Social media is a great way to interact with the public, but you want to be careful about what you put out there for the world to see. Keep your reputation clean by posting positive content. You shouldn’t use any bad language, focus on illicit topics, or post inappropriate photos. Staying politically correct and neutral as possible is the best way to be as professional as possible.
Your profiles follow you throughout your life and career. Once something is published online, it’s out there forever, so really think about what you’re posting and make sure it’s mature.
Because you’ll be in contact with so many different professionals online, social media is great to give credit to photographers and clients that you work with. Be sure to post about those who give you a leg up in the industry because being appreciative is always in style.
Increasing your number of followers increases your public profile. The more well known you are, the more likely you are to be discovered. The model and entertainment industry is all about who you know, so get out there and start making those connections – even if they’re just online.