Instagram got so big recently that another social media site as big as Facebook saw it as the future and invested in it. That move is not one that Mark Zuckerberg is going to regret anytime soon.
Years before, Instagram was used for entertainment purposes, the sharing of images and so on. Until our eyes were opened and we realized what a great marketing tool we have on our hands. Fast forward to 1st January 2019, we now have a platform for business development, branding, reaching out to customers, spreading the word about various products e.t.c
Modeling agencies were not going just to sit back and watch others make all the money so they joined in to share their business, promote their models, and discover new faces that will light up magazine covers and walk the runways around the world.
To begin a modeling career in the past, it was all about protocol, meeting of strict requirements and being naturally beautiful or handsome. That long process no longer exists. Anyone can be a model right now as long as he or she is determined and passionate enough.
1st Step: Why Modeling?
Knowing exactly what you plan to do on Instagram to gain fame and wealth from modeling will go a long way. Instagram will only give you the platform to do what you want, but what do you want? What kind of model do you want to be? What kind of following do you want to attract to your page? Check out the popular models we all know, some of the model in light clothes and bikinis; some focus on lingerie modeling. It is best to go into the one you know suits you best.
2nd Step: Set Up A Stunning Instagram Profile
Making your Instagram profile look great is also paramount. I am not a model, but anyone aspiring to be one will not entice me with a profile filled with poor images. Basically, a model with bad photographs is no model. It’s better to not post at all than to resort to a bad photo. Upload as many dope pictures as you can. Variety is the spice of life. Give potential clients or fans a lot of pics to choose from. People will only follow you if your photo is interesting enough.
3rd step: Build A Following
Monetizing your account is easy on Instagram. Having the right number of followers will reduce restrictions and even though the revenue generated is not really on the high side, it can still help to cover some career expenses. To reach that appropriate number of followers, you will need to be relentless with your social media effort. Be feisty, put yourself out there.
4th step: Know Your Audience
Having a better idea of who your audience is not something aspiring Instagram models can afford to ignore. Your audience are your customers. It is after you know your current customers that you can look for ways to increase them and keep them coming back.
5th step: Engage With Your Audience
Sharing pics is a step to doing this, but it doesn’t stop there. You always want to do things that will make your followers enjoy not just your pictures and posts, but also you. Fans, followers, customers always want to feel like guests, not strangers. Show them how much you appreciate them, joke with them, write stories directed to them, seek their opinions, set up polls e.t.c Contests on your page is even advised if you are sure you have fans that are dedicated enough.
6th step: Set Your Goals
Aspiring Instagram models should think big. Set goals. Have a target to meet and ensure it is done. Try things with different methods and compare the results you get. Setting goals has a way of making you work desperately at them.
7th step: Schedule Your Content
Sometimes, a random Instagram post is not the best idea if you are an inspiring Instagram model. Social media today is all about scheduling if you want a maximum result. Not knowing how to do this is fine. Just ensure you install some of the great social scheduling apps that can help you understand the process. Hootsuite and Buffer even go as far as allowing you schedule posts in advance.
There you go, 7 easy steps you can take to become that successful Instagram model you crave to be. Have an amazing modeling career.