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Changing the business of modeling
.... Or are they? Are fashion models needed now? Is there really a need for models to be booked into all these fashion shows that are supposedly being produced by so-called major department stores; stores who remain unnamed and which cannot be found? No experience necessary? These major department stores are going to book new models who don't have experience in their fashion shows? So, models are needed for a major department store fashion show? Models are needed for an upcoming calendar? Are there really that many modeling jobs with such a high volume that modeling agencies have to pay to advertise them? Are the businesses advertising these fashion show jobs real agencies, and, if not, how do they make their money if it is against the law to make money by referring models into the jobs that they are paying to advertise? What's the real deal here? Click the link to find out! Beware of modeling job scams! You will never have to pay for anything to be considered for a legitimate modeling job. To be eligible for a modeling job, you must be an experienced, professional model who already has a modeling portfolio, composite cards, and other modeling career tools. If you are an aspiring model who does not have the tools, you have no business trying to book a modeling job of any type. New models must invest in the proper modeling tools before they attempt to book any modeling job. If you do not have a modeling portfolio, check out our modeling career services. Please note that you are not obligated to pay for any services offered on this site in order to use our modeling job board or the Independent Modeling web site. Thank you.
UPDATED 05/06/09 - MODELING BLOG
UPDATED 05/12/09 - MODELING JOBS
UPDATED 05/06/09 - MODELING SCAMS
Our modeling job board is now online. We still have lots to do, but are making a lot of progress. We are currently editing content, adding updated content, and are re mapping support files. Our modeling job board is very important to us, because it will help combat modeling job scams and undermine the leverage of modeling and talent agencies as the primary source of modeling job leads (although independent professional models are good at finding their own modeling job leads, and should never rely entirely upon a modeling job board or a modeling and talent agency for their job leads). We now have new checks and balances, concerning the modeling job leads on our modeling job board, to discourage our modeling job board from being misused by unethical modeling industry people, modeling and talent agencies, modeling and talent agency bookers, and modeling job scams. We have also begun contacting businesses who offer modeling jobs to have them post their modeling job leads on our modeling job board. These contact procedures submit additional information to modeling jobs so that they can help us combat, and undermine, modeling job scams. They will be checking the source of their modeling job posts in consideration of any model leads which their modeling job posts generate.
Our modeling job board is updated daily, and contains modeling job leads for models free of charge. There is no charge to utilize our modeling job board and modeling job resources, and it is provided with no obligation to buy any services or products. Because we do not manage models, we are not a modeling agency, and we cannot get paid for referring models to modeling jobs, all modeling job offers are presented as-is, with no guarantees. Models and parties offering modeling jobs assume all risks and potential liabilities, and waive Independent Modeling and our affiliates from all liability and claims of liability. Although Independent Modeling reserves the right to refuse posting any modeling job offer without reason, and we will not post any modeling job offers which are obvious modeling job scams, we will not assume any responsibility for any modeling job post lead published on our modeling job board. We have extensive articles, tutorials, and information for models on Independent Modeling. It is up to models to evaluate modeling jobs and to make sure that they are legitimate before responding to them. Independent Modeling reserves the right to post modeling job ads which are not actual modeling job offers (fake modeling job offers), and are used for helping models recognize and avoid modeling job scams (we will make sure that you know that the modeling job offer is a fake as soon as you read the description, which is accessed by clicking on the modeling job offer from the modeling job board). Independent Modeling will be posting made-up modeling job posts from time to time to help models avoid modeling job scams and to point out modeling job scams; in this capacity, our modeling job board will be an extension to our modeling scam analysis database, and will reference our modeling scam fighting resources.
On a lighter note, we are trying to get our modeling job board to a format exactly like the one described in C. A. Passinault's modeling series Born Beautiful, which was published under a pseudonym a few years ago on Independent Modeling. The new design on Independent Modeling supports that general format. We do not want to do a modeling version of Craigslist where anyone and everyone can spam a job board with shady job offers, or, just as bad, serve as a resource for modeling job scams which steal modeling job leads and then bait models into a modeling scam with the information. Our goal is to provide a modeling job board which is actually useful. At the present time, our modeling job resources already have top search engine performance, and our modeling web sites are easy to find, so we are now ready to get started.
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