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If you have dreams of becoming a model, but don't know where to start, you should think about first becoming a model online. Online models can expect a variety of jobs, from photo shoots for new products to modeling clothes for a retail websites. There are also jobs to become a web cam model. To become a model online, you must establish a web presence that will get you noticed.
Have headshots taken. Headshots are close-up pictures of just your face. Make sure that you style your hair and makeup very carefully, as these are the headshots that could potentially book you a job. They should be professionally done, and can be taken at professional portrait studios.
Build a portfolio around you headshots. You might want to include editorial looks, swimsuit looks, commercial and catalog looks, and even lingerie looks if you are hoping to break into that market. Make sure to obtain all of your pictures in digital form from the photographer, as you'll need to upload them online.
Create a profile at Coach Models. Coach Models is a social networking site exclusively for models. It's a place to post your portfolio and begin networking.
Post your portfolio at One Model Place and Explore Talent. Both of these sites are available to casting agents that simply go into the database when they have a job and choose the model that will best suit their needs.
Actively promote yourself as a model online to websites that you'd like to work with. Even if you don't see any information about a job opening, email your portfolio along with your intentions of being an online model to see if they can use you in any future photo shoots.
Update your portfolio regularly as you book more jobs and accrue online photos. The best resume in the modeling world is experience, and you want to prove to companies and casting agents that you have it.
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