I want to be a Model!
Welcome back to the Kube Studios Manchester blog! It's been a busy month so far and although we're saying goodbye to summer, we're also saying hello to the fantastic autumn/winter collections that are starting to hit the stores already. There are loads of reasons that different people have for wanting to be a model, and as you can imagine, we hear them all. Some want to be famous, others want to try something new. Some aren't quite sure what they want to do in life, while others just want to be told they look amazing. There are of course more than a few who want to get rich beyond their wildest dreams...
How much do models get paid in the UK?
Depending on your stature in the modelling world daily rates start at £150-200 and go all the way up to the eye-watering figures we see in magazines, £10k+. An agency will take a cut of this of 10-25% but normally your travel and food expenses will be covered by the production company.
What about contracts?
Whether its for modelling, a job, or even a new phone any contract should be read very carefully and you should be absolutely certain what everything in it means. Some agencies or companies may use legal language, which isn't immediately understandable. If you're not sure, ask someone - don't just hope for the best. Exclusive modelling contracts limit the model to only working through that single agency for the duration - which is normally one year. If the agency doesn't pull its weight and find the model work then there's nothing they can do about it.
What can I do to boost my stature?
Start locally. Find out who matters in your town and introduce your self. Agencies can't do all the legwork for you, and often they're there as negotiators rather than a job agency. Your agency works for you as much as you work for them and a good portfolio can only go so far if you're behind your desk all day.
About Kube Studios
As one of the best established modelling portfolio photography studios in the UK, Kube Studios employ over 30 staff nationwide who are dedicated to helping aspiring models take their first, or next steps in the business. If you want to find out more about Kube Studios and our team, visit our website and watch the Kube Studios video underneath the post. It'll tell you all about our services and locations. Feel free to get in touch with any questions!