It is obvious that social media has become essential in society. Nowadays, if you are not on social media, you could be missing out on many things, especially professionally. Social networks, such as Instagram, allow models to easily create an online portfolio, which is accessible for everyone and anywhere. In this post, we will give you some tips on How to become a model on Instagram and make the most out of it.
How to become a model on Instagram?
As obvious as it may seem, in order to become a model on Instagram you need to create an Instagram profile. In this case, we recommend you choose an easy and short username, so everyone can remember you and will find you easily. Ideally, your name should work. Also, it would be interesting to include a keyword such as “model”. This will help you position your profile and get more visibility. Some good examples of usernames are @jilla.tequila or @palomija, short and easy to remember.
The name is important, but so is your bio. Make sure you include the keywords that define your niche, e.g. “runway model”, “editorial model”, “commercial petite model”. It is essential you include your location and if you work with an agency, let your audience know! And last but not least, add your motto, a short sentence that defines you, so people can get to know you better. Jill Kortleve includes “Small town girl” and Paloma Elsesser “Some girls are bigger than others”. You also have the option to include an email contact in your bio, but this isn’t necessary if you already include it on your Instagram profile.
Once you create your account, it is important you keep it public. What is the point of creating your modeling portfolio on Instagram if nobody can see it? Having a public profile will allow you to appear on the explore page, hashtags and reels feed.
How to get a Professional Instagram profile?
Now that you set your profile, it is important to start creating a good feed that gets people’s attention and you show your different jobs as a model. In this case, always prioritize quality, than quantity. Include your best pictures and show versatility. And as you probably know, aesthetics are important, so take care of your feed’s design and organization. Learn more about how to become a model on Instagram with this video.
As a model, it is important you take care of your social media, including Instagram, since Casting Directors and Brands will check them before hiring you for a job. In that case, you want to have a good profile that shows you are the perfect fit for the job. If you want to learn more about how to develop your personal branding and improve your online visibility, check the Model Academy!