I was recently asked:How much money do you consider a young woman needs to promote herself as a model?
An aspiring model, a girl who wants to be a model needs to be prepared to invest in putting together her own compcard and headshot, and photos and portfolio. The investment is about $200 to start. If you have a friend or family member who is photography savvy that can help you save money but I suggest working with a professional photographer to get at least a headshot to start, a nice smiling or close up beauty shot is perfect to start your submissions to modeling agencies. A girl will need to be prepared for the hands on work to be a model. Creating a compcard, mailing it to the right agences (print modeling agencies are best for a shorter girl), and not giving up is the biggest part.