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6 helpful tips for your model fanpage

As a model in social networks, one should always consider a few basic elements of social media management. Especially (mostly) young models polarize. You’ll soon become a person of public life. So think before creating your model fan page on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To make the first step into social networks and platforms easier, here are 6 tips from Social Media Manager Hanna.

6 helpful tips for your Model Fanpage from Social Media Manager

Facebook & Co. is not only for fans and private individuals – professional photographers, model agencies and scouts are also on the road here. They also use Facebook and Instagram as a platform – also to scout new models! In New York we met an exciting article by Cris Cardona – she also swears by social media. Social media is not only a good tool for your own PR as a model, it is a real must have. It is important for you to be a “social model” by 2015.

Many models even became famous through social media like Tatiana Marinescu. Want your own Facebook fanpage? Then here are 8 helpful tips to make your Facebook look really good!

1. Description of your Facebook profile

The description you have on your fanpage is very important! Remember the introduction. From professional photographers to model agencies and casting agents, almost all people are active users of social media platforms themselves. And you, you’ll definitely read the info, too. The following should be in your fanpage description:

  • Bookable requirements: www.cocainemodels.de/booking
  • Model Sedcard: www.cocainemodels.de/marie
  • Website or portfolio page
  • Current photos, possibly including links
  • Social Media Links
  • Information about you

You’re new and don’t know what to write? No problem. A short description of your agency is also sufficient at the beginning – usually you get text on the agency page.

2. Facebook cover picture: profile pictures work

When people get on your fan pages, the cover is always the first thing they see. Even before they see your profile picture or even the content of the page. Therefore it is important to have a cover picture that is’cool’ and’catchy’. You should be in the picture yourself! This is important. Also make sure to change the cover picture on Facebook at least once a week. With current photo material from photo shootings and advertising campaigns. Of course you also have to have a good profile picture – but you don’t have to change that often

3. How do I post? When is the best time to post?

Your fansite is still empty. You have your profile picture, the cover picture and description texts. Now you should start posting! Best of course, before you invite friends and people to liken your site. It is better to have some content (content, pictures, videos, etc.) on your site first. Social media postings work very visually – that means that pictures and videos in particular work well, long texts rather less. So divide your pictures, with a short description, into a maximum of 3, 4 lines in which you tell people about the photo – about the location, the team or the job itself. But be careful to keep the texts short. You can also share links from friends or other fan pages. And, of course, your model sedcard. If you can mention someone else in your Facebook posts, do it! For example, the photographer. Mention him in the post and mark him in the picture.

Hashtags are very important! You should always use a few in your posts. There are also some trend words like #model or #portrait – many thousands of people search for them every day. You can also make up your own hashtags.

4. Fan and community building: How do I get fans?

Now that you’ve shared a few posts and maybe some pictures, articles and videos, you can invite friends to join Liken. Directly under your title picture there is a button with three subitems – here you can invite friends (“invite your friends”). With this option you can win some fans directly for the fanpage. Invite everyone! You can also ask your friends to mark your site partially or in a post to get more followers and fans.

You should try posting comments on other Facebook fanpages. But also groups can bring you new likes and fans. There are really many modeling groups. All you have to do is search for it on Facebook. Here you can find and get to know other models, if you share your fanpage.

5. What and when should I post?

Now you have first content, pictures or videos, a cover- and profile picture and – important – first fans, you have to keep your fanpage up to date and actively run it. That means, you need a small strategy, so that you always have enough material for postings available.

    You should post something 2-3 times a day

  1. You can also take pictures from your everyday life, it doesn’t always have to be a professional photo shoot, your fans also want to see what else you do.
  2. Backstage material loves fans, so share footage that allows your fans to look behind the scenes
  3. New outfits are always popular, especially in the fashion world
  4. Fashion show? Then you should tell me immediately!
  5. Thanks to your fans for their support

Don’t forget Instagram

6 Don’t forget Instagram!

Post to Instagram regularly, i.e. at least once a day. But it shouldn’t be more than four postings, otherwise you will appear too often in other people’s timelines and you might feel disturbed. Unless, of course, you’re at the World Cup final or a Lagerfeld fashion show. Otherwise, stick to 2 or 3 postings a day. Otherwise there are the following things to consider on Instagram:

  • Use hashtags! Hashtags find you on Instagram. Look at other pictures, see which ones are popular and what hashtags they use.
  • good image quality
  • Follow and Like other models, photographers, designers
  • Tagge and name people in pictures in which they were involved
  • Often it helps to keep a certain look, black and white or a dominant color, objects or filters
  • Let your fans see Behind the scenes pictures and show them the finished pictures later.

With these 6 simple tips, you should get your Facebook fan page to the top quickly. If you want to learn more about Social Media Management, you can also contact our Social Media Agency.

Become a photo model – Dream job: Popular & underestimated

Become a model: A dream of many young girls, women and men. Living in glamour and luxury, wearing expensive designer collections, visiting the most beautiful places in the world, knowing the right people and looking incredibly good. Who doesn’t want that? That can’t be hard, many suspect. With the right model agency in Berlin, Hamburg or Munich. But behind such a career is much more than just being “beautiful”: Incredibly much work, talent and finally also some “luck”. No human being is born as a model – well maybe isolated cases, but these are absolute exceptions. Basically, modeling is a full-time job that requires a lot of sweat, discipline and passion. At best, a good dose of cleverness and intelligence. Because even as a model, you’re a businesswoman or a businessman. What is basically behind the profession of a photo model?

Dream job photo model – The way to model

What is a photo model? The definition of a model

A photo model is a person who advertises products or services by using his body, i.e. visually. This can be on TV, on posters, face-to-face, in magazines, online or similar. Models are also booked for demonstrating and presenting fashion collections or beauty and styling products. For the optimal model figure, a model must exercise regularly and should pay strict attention to nutrition. Even if the body as canvas is in the foreground when modeling, gestures, facial expressions, an intensive look into the camera, posing and charisma also play an important role in a photo model. Emotions are very important for advertising, because sales promotion works through emotions. Emotions are generated by the disciplines mentioned above, such as facial expressions or gestures. A model must train hard in order to be able to implement the disciplines authentically at the push of a button. At catwalk shows, for the presentation of fashion collections, the models must also know the different running styles and present a choreography on the catwalk, as a pure photo model this is usually not necessary.

There are already small tips that help. Set up a few moods for the posing in front of every photographer shooting or before every single set. For example, there are small, very effective facial expressions, for women among others:

  1. Sink your head down. Then look up and focus the camera.
  2. Games with the lips.
  3. Similar to step 1, but then the view from (left or right) outside goes to the camera
  4. You can close your eyes and’feel’
  5. Now you can seem’tender’, look or even’lovely’
  6. Sweet looks, then smile
  7. And don’t forget: Also move your body

difference: photo model & catwalk model

In the past, a strict distinction was made between the term photo model and catwalk model (also called mannequine). Today both fall under the generic term model. Thus, a model can stand in front of the camera for advertising shoots as well as make a good figure on the catwalk for designers. Of course there are different “model types”, i.e. if a model has a good figure, a great face and a unique charisma, but is generally too small for the catwalk, then it can still work as a photo model, but is rather less booked for the catwalk.

Photo modeling agencies – serious modeling agencies

Models can work with and without photo modeling agency. A contract with a good model agency is always recommendable. First, a modeling agency will make sure that you get good jobs, the emphasis is on good! The quality of a customer and an order counts. The model agency makes sure that you only work with serious customers and presents you in the best light. Especially if a model works abroad, a model agency is important as security, because no customer can use the model by underpayment or the like. If you have questions, she supports you as a model and shows you the deficits you have to work on. In Germany, the agency usually charges 20 percent commission for referrals to customers once the model has completed its job. Abroad this agency commission can vary and also amount to up to 50 percent. In addition to paying the model, the agency usually requires a so-called AP from the client.

Become a photo model – The requirements for models

An optimized body, i.e. a slim, slightly sporty figure, is the basic requirement for a photo model and a catwalk model. A distinction is made between male and female models. While the male models are allowed to do more sports, the female models should be only slightly muscular. You should make sure that your body is taut and you are fit, really visible muscles should be avoided as much as possible, otherwise they are not flexible. Furthermore, the character and the charisma of a model is of course decisive! It is not enough just to meet the visual requirements to become a successful model. The character, the changeability, the self-confidence and the resulting charisma are immensely important to succeed in the model business in the long run. In addition, a model should have a great deal of motivation and ambition, because a model has to work on himself permanently. Jobs can be very strenuous and lengthy, but a model should not show signs of fatigue, stress or frustration. An actor’s talent is a great benefit to a model, so she can not only slip into the different roles better, but also overplay the current feelings.

Model dimensions for women and men

Of course, a distinction is also made between female and male models.

Prerequisites for Men Models

A male model should have a defined, slim body. The minimum size for a male model is 184 cm. A male model should not be larger than 194 cm in order to be flexible.

Prerequisites for Female Models

In principle, a female model should not be smaller than 174 cm to achieve real success in the modeling business. Smaller models can work as photo models, but often do not fit into the fashion collections and are not popular with designers, especially for the catwalk. The perfect model sizes for women are 90-60-90 (90 cm hip, 60 cm waist, 90 cm chest circumference.)

Models wanted!- How to become a photo model at CM?

Cocaine Models is a model agency, headquartered in Cologne, which mediates models in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and surroundings. If you are interested in modeling, are motivated and meet the above requirements, then apply online at Cocaine Models. Our Cocaine Models team is always looking for new and interesting faces. We are looking for male and female models.

This is how you apply:

You apply online with your (honest) measurements and Polaroid images. Polaroid photos should be clean, not artificial. No make-up, plain and figure-hugging clothes and a natural light. If we find you interesting, one of our Model Booker will contact you within 14 days and invite you to a personal meeting at our model agency. You should think about your experiences, goals as a model, your mobility and availability in advance. In the agency we will take your exact measurements (which hopefully don’t differ too much from your stated measurements) and make a small test shoot to see how you present yourself in front of the camera. You should also appear clean for this: plain, figure-hugging clothes, white T-shirt, dark trousers, skin-coloured underwear. All female models should think of bikini and high heels. No Make-Up, because also your real skin is important for the mediation to customers!