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This is a relatively new area for modelling but we can not underestimate the power of this platform A solid digital presence has the power to elevate your career and open the door to incredible opportunities. Agents, bookers and small independent brands are potentially now looking for models direct onto platforms such as Instagram so its very important to have a good models page with the right pictures to show them your potential.
As Vogue so perfectly said, “Instagram really has become the Twitter feed for those who prefer to say it with pictures.” And because fashion is inherently visual, why wouldn’t you want to be on the most picture-perfect social platform out there?
Instagram lets you share your unique modeling journey with everyone in the social media stratosphere, all the while building your personal brand and fan base. You can share a mix of behind-the-scenes photos, professional photos, and natural photos that show off your hire-worthy personality.
The key to Instagram is to find the right mix of personal and professional and to tie it all together with the proper tags. For inspiration (and some serious fashion eye candy), be sure to check out some of the best model Instagrammers, like Cara Delevingne, Sean O’Pry, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Noah Mills, Gisele Bundchen, Tyra Banks, and Karlie Kloss.
LinkedIn isn’t just for business people and marketers. It’s actually a really powerful tool that lets you network with agencies, photographers, advertisers, brands, makeup artists, hair stylists, and other professionals who make the modeling world tick. The beauty of LinkedIn is that you aren’t limited to connecting with people you know. You can expand your professional network by adding people (and businesses!) from anywhere in the world, whether you’ve met them or not.
LinkedIn isn’t the place to chat about your day and post modeling shot after modeling shot. Rather, it’s all about professional networking, gathering important information from industry leaders, and making meaningful connections. And who knows, maybe one of those connections will lead to a great job!
There’s a 99.9% chance you’re already on Facebook, but do you really know how to use it to boost your portfolio, your exposure, and ultimately your success?
First, you need to separate your personal and professional Facebook lives. Potential clients and connections don’t need to know about that wild party you went to last night. And similarly, your friends and family won’t appreciate a constant stream of modelling photos. That’s why you need to create a professional page for your modelling career! Keep your posts professional, relevant, current, and interesting, and don’t be afraid to mix it up with photos, videos, links, and simple text updates.