- 15 Jul 2022
Freelance modeling is a lucrative career option in India. I am often asked how to pursue modeling and whether it can be a full time career. As a fashion photographer, I work with models from all over the world. Some of them have a very interesting journey to become a professional model. My conversation with him about his career inspired me to write this article.
To get a better perspective, I have spoken to some of the casting directors and model coordinators from various modeling agencies. This has helped me gain insights on how to become a freelance model in India and kickstart a professional career.
A freelance model works independently and is responsible for getting the job done without any intermediaries. The industry is highly competitive to enter and it takes time to establish. The first few years as a freelance model are the toughest. This is where you'll discover (and won't) the less flashy aspects of the business, such as long hours, cold casting calls and rejections, among others.
You can overcome the initial hurdles by focusing on your craft and then being patient until you achieve any success. As an established model, you'll earn a healthy paycheck and may even enter the big leagues of show business or acting opportunities in feature films. Don't forget that the road to success is quite difficult and only perseverance and hard work can get you a stable career in the long run.