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Modeling Job Board
The Tampa Bay Modeling modeling job board is a listing of modeling jobs
in the Tampa Bay area. No information about the modeling job offers is
withheld, and there is no obligation to buy anything to use the modeling
job board OR the Tampa Bay Modeling site.
Although we do advertise modeling portfolio and career development services
on Tampa Bay Modeling, the fact that we do not bait models by withholding
information about modeling job offers, and the fact that we do not require
anyone to buy any services to use the modeling job board, means that we
are NOT a modeling job scam. We are legitimate. If anyone requires you
to buy something to be considered for a modeling job, walk away.
WARNING FOR ALL MODELS
IN THE TAMPA BAY MARKET:
THE TAMPA BAY MARKET IS PLAGUED WITH MODELING JOB
SCAMS, AND THIS KIND OF MODELING SCAM IS THE MOST COMMON ONE HERE!
WE HAVE NEVER, EVER FOUND A SINGLE MODELING JOB WHICH WAS ADVERTISED IN
THE PAPER, ON THE RADIO, OR ON TELEVISION TURN OUT TO BE LEGITIMATE. THEY
ALL HAVE TURNED OUT TO BE SCAMS! THIS INCLUDES ANY ADVERTISED MODELING
JOB WHERE THE COMPANY ADVERTISING THE MODELING JOB HAS TO PAY OUT THE
AMOUNT OF MONEY CONSISTENT WITH NORMAL ADVERTISING RATES. IF THEY ARE
NOT ACTUALLY DOING THE MODELING JOB THEMSELVES, THERE IS NO WAY THAT THEY
CAN MAKE ANY MONEY REFERRING MODELS TO THOSE JOBS, BECAUSE, IN FLORIDA,
YOU HAVE TO BE A LICENSED MODELING AND TALENT AGENCY TO MAKE ANY MONEY
FINDING MODELING JOBS AND REFERRING MODELS TO THEM. IF THEY ARE DOING
THE MODELING JOB, THERE ISN’T A SINGLE MODELING JOB THAT WE ARE
AWARE OF WHICH WOULD BE COST-EFFECTIVE PAYING OUT A LOT OF MONEY ADVERTISING;
THE COMPANY ADVERTISING THE MODELING JOB COULD NEVER MAKE BACK THE MONEY
SPENT ON ADVERTISING. ADDITIONALLY, LEGITIMATE MODELING JOBS WHICH ARE
LOOKING FOR MODELS CAN DO IT FOR LESS MONEY BY GOING THROUGH A MODELING
AGENCY, OR EVEN LESS BY POSTING A MODELING JOB AD ON MODELING RESOURCE
WEB SITE SUCH AS TAMPA BAY MODELING (IT IS FREE TO POST MODELING JOBS
HOW DO THEY MAKE BACK THEIR MONEY? ALL MODELS MUST ASK THEMSELVES THIS!
COMPANIES WHICH PAY TO ADVERTISE MODELING JOBS MAKE BACK THEIR MONEY BY
MAKING THE MODELS WHO RESPOND FOR CONSIDERATION PAY OF SERVICES, OR BUY
SOMETHING. THIS IS DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING, BAIT AND SWITCH, AND IT IS A
MODELING JOB SCAM. IT’S NOT WORTH RESPONDING TO, EITHER.
NEVER BY ANYTHING FROM ANYONE ADVERTISING A MODELING JOB! MAKE THEM CONSIDER
YOU WITH NO OBLIGATION TO BUY ANYTHING!
SEE ALSO TAMPA
MODELING JOB SCAMS.
Models need to realize
something about modeling jobs in the Tampa Bay area before they attempt
to find and book them. The Tampa Bay area is a local modeling market,
and not a secondary modeling market like Miami, or a primary modeling
market like New York. As a result, the Tampa Bay modeling job market is
a commercial modeling market, with the best work being catalog modeling
(contrary to what some people of questionable ethics and questionable
professional credibility claim, the Tampa Bay area is currently NOT a
fashion market, which means that, unless it is a paid modeling job, that
you’re not going to find many runway modeling or fashion editorial
modeling jobs in this market. We might eventually get there, but it will
be a while, and we’ll be sure to let you know when it happens).
Since this is a weaker modeling job market, models need to realize that,
as of early 2011, the most common type of modeling scam is a modeling
Modeling job scams can be done with real modeling jobs, or ones which
are fake. These modeling jobs are advertised, often in the newspaper,
on the radio, on Internet job web sites, and even on television. The modeling
job is used as bait to get models and aspiring models to contact the business
advertising the modeling job. The models are then sold services of low
quality and high price, and are required to buy those services in order
to be considered for the job.
What makes it a modeling scam is that they use deceptive advertising to
trick people into contacting them. If the job is made up, it can be explained,
after the model has paid for the services, that the job had either booked
out, or that they are not right for it; the model being promised that
the will be considered for the next modeling job, which never seems to
come. If the modeling job is real, it often is not worth it, with low
to no pay for the model, as well as high risk. Even if the modeling job
is worthwhile, with fair to great pay, and low risk, the model being forced
to buy something in order to be considered for the modeling job make it
a scam, too.
There must never be any requirement to buy anything in order to be considered
for ANY job, modeling or otherwise. This keeps it legitimate, and the
model can be sure that the motivation of the company doing the modeling
job is exactly as it is presented. Even if the model has no business trying
to book a modeling job, and the model does not have the right modeling
portfolio, composite cards, and other modeling tools to book a job, they
still must be considered without being obligated to buy anything!
If models are in need of modeling portfolios, composite cards, and other
modeling career tools, invest in those services from a legitimate professional,
or a company, which is honest about what they are in business to do. Invest
in those services from a company which does not advertise modeling jobs!
Additionally, many of these modeling job advertisements claim that no
modeling experience is needed to book the modeling jobs. This is different
from being considered. No legitimate modeling job is going to book a model
who has no experience, or who can not demonstrate experience through a
modeling portfolio, comp cards, and other modeling tools. Inexperienced
models have no professional credibility!
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