Modeling Industry Explained: Informative Articles for Models

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Robert Vazarian April 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Hello Sarah, I would fall into that second category as I have never worked with a model or agency. For what it’s worth, I have to say I think your clear distaste for a potential client asking what your rate would be is puzzling to me. If I asked a model or agent to “send over your rate”, that would in no way indicate that I am a cheapskate or do not have the funds in place for the project. Utterly obnoxious? Whoa! No, I don’t think so.

Many times, we tend to determine our view of norms from within our own paradigms and completely forget that those that do not exist within this paradigm may see things differently; and that doesn’t make them wrong, or cheapskates. And this is a perfect example. I am not from the modeling world and I exist in a very different world. I am a potential client and I suspect many potential clients are not much different from me. I am considering hiring models to help present our new consumer electronics products. I have been an entrepeneur for 14 years serving the US cable industry and now we are venturing into consumer electronics. I am a very experienced entrpeneur and competent in my field. But I have never hired a model and I would not think twice about asking you to “send over your rate”. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee I would say something similar to that. And I also can guarantee that I am no cheapskate.

I’m sorry to hear that you feel the way you do and I am a tad less likely to hire a model if your opinion is widely held in your industry. Bottom line, is that I am no less likely to ask you to send over your rate than I would be to ask a car salesman for a price on a car. Despite what some people may think, even people with money are practical and seek value. That old saying, “if you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it” is complete nonsense. Even if I were in the market for a Ferrari, I would want to know the price of the different models in order to determine the best value for me. I know you might be thinking that anybody that would say such a thing would not be able to afford to buy a Ferrari but I assure you, I could easily do so. And I would absolutely be asking about pricing.

…for what it’s worth.

Wishing you well!
Robert

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Paid Modeling Jobs December 4, 2012 at 6:07 am

Great blog !! very informative and impressive.Thanks for sharing.

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