When you see little children on the posters or the billboards then your thoughts automatically drift to how your child’s picture will look in place of that kid’s. Who doesn’t want their child to shine like a star and become a popular face? But remember ‘not all that glitters is gold’.
We only see the good side of the modelling industry from the outside. There is so much pressure that sometimes even adults are unable to handle, the minds of children are still sensitive, they need more protection both mentally and physically.
To shape your child’s career in the modelling industry you have to take proper precautions so that you or your child won’t get lost in this vast industry. Read here the essential things before you sign up for kid modeling.
Steer Clear Of Any Type Of Scams
Since many people take an interest to guide their children in the modeling industry, the scammers take advantage of this, and innumerable people get caught up in it. To avoid being scammed you have to look out for some things that indicate a red flag. If an agency asks you for money even before your child has got his or her first gig then that is highly unlikely for any legit agency people to do so. The agency doesn’t generally take money before your child has completed some projects. If the modeling agency just wants to set up the whole process online and doesn’t want to meet face to face then there is something fishy going on there. Remember, anyone can pretend to be anyone on social media platforms so always set up a formal meeting to discuss the details of the contract and sign up for kid modeling.
Make Your Child’s Safety A Priority
Many types of people like the camera persons, light people, makeup and hair artists, and other crew members work with your child if he or she is modeling. It is always your number one duty to look out for the child’s safety. If you can not be present sometimes, then send your child with someone whom you trust and who your child is comfortable with.
Check If The Child Is Comfortable On Camera
If your child has a shy personality or has stage fright then he or she might not be comfortable doing modeling. The child has to decide if he wants to go into modeling. You can not pressurize the child by putting your dreams and aspirations on him or her, it’s the child’s choice to decide whether he or she wants to go into this industry.
Read T&C of the contract before signing
Check out the agencies which have guided a high percentage of their models successfully nearby to your area. Read all the terms and conditions of their contract, check what will be their pay cut from the child’s modeling pay, to whom they are connected, and how many times they have worked with them. The agency nearby to your place is preferable because you will have to travel with him or her within a short notice of about 24 hours.
Don’t Take Rejection To Heart
Your child’s rejection doesn’t make him or her any less cute or less talented, maybe the casting people have a different type of requirement. This industry is very competitive and all the successful models have faced many such rejections in their prime time.
If guided properly then your child can have a flourishing career in the modeling industry but if you are irresponsible then your child as well as you will face consequences of it.