"Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live." – Gianni Versace.
This quote by Gianni Versace speaks a lot. It shows how you shouldn't bend into trends and instead be a trendsetter.
If you are a fashion model, you know the importance of standing out among the crowd to be the best. Be it your physical appearance or your online aura. In this blog, I'll focus on how your online presence enhances your career as a fashion model.
The fashion market is growing lips and bound. Models are needed to showcase the collection in fashion shows, photoshoots, magazine covers, online advertisements, and businesses, hoardings; the list is endless.
Model houses train thousands of models every year, but how do you stand out among the crowd and get the best job opportunities?
In my opinion, an online presence via a professional website can go a long way in helping you build and improve your career.
Read along to know the top 10 reasons you need a website.
1. To showcase who you are
To show the world your skills and talent, you need a professional website. You can showcase if you are a fashion model, jewelry model, lingerie model, hand model, etc., your website shows your niche. You can upload pictures and videos of your previous photoshoots and projects.
2. Freedom to upload whatever you like
On your website, you are the boss. You can upload any picture or video of yours. You can manage the size, add your views, and add a comment section to give people their views.
This is a significant advantage as on social media sites, one is restricted with photos and videos, clarity reduces, and there are many guidelines. If your picture or video violates any policies, it can be removed. Hence, there are many restrictions on social media.
3. Helps you in getting new projects
Your website will help you in getting new modeling projects and will be the roadmap to your success. It will give you the confidence to start your brand. Then your brands and companies will approach you rather than you approaching them.
4. To be prominent in the modeling industry
A professional website goes a long way in mingling in the modeling industry. You can make contacts and integrate yourself as a professional model via the website. It will represent your art and collection and help you in becoming a prominent personality in the community.
5. Acts as a portfolio
Your website acts as a portfolio. This will help you in getting a lot of freelance work. Fashion houses can directly see your work online and contact you rather than calling you to their office to see your work. This saves a lot of time.
Even if you are going to an interview for a modeling job, you can show your website to the hirer. This will show professionalism and sharpness. It'll set you a class apart from the others.
6. Helps you in hiring professionals
Your website helps you hire professionals like photographers, managers, assistants, and any other person you require.
You can place ads directly on your website. This will make it easier for interested candidates. Rather than scrolling through job sites, they can directly apply to you.
7. In getting inspiration
Your website can help others too. Be it aspiring models, fashion, or media houses, they can scroll through your work, get inspired, and create their version. Your work has the power to influence thousands.
This works the other way round too! You can get inspired by the websites of other models and improve your website, work, presentation, and layout.
8. Get brand endorsements
As you work on your brand and build your website, brands will give you their products for endorsement. This way, via brand endorsements and advertisements, you'll earn a lot.
9. Helps you promote your social media platforms
You can link your various social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook, to your website. So, anyone visiting your website can see your social media profile too. This will increase your visibility.
10 Instagram is OK, but you don't own it.
Finally, posting on Instagram is a great choice for getting traction, eyeballs, and exposure. But you don't own it, and you can not keep your lifetimes work on something you don't own. The website is yours, and you own it.
These are just some of the significant advantages of having a professional website for yourself.
Finally, the question you should ask yourself if you need a website or not. The answer is that every business or person with public life or those who offer a professional service need a website. A model is like a brand, and every brand needs exposure. The website today is necessary, especially there are many competitors in the field.
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Top 10 reasons for a Fashion Designer to have a website
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