I have been trying to get started in modeling for a couple of months, starting when we got off on summer vacation from school. I have no idea if it is a good idea or not, but I need to make some money for college and it seems like it would be a lot more fun than working in a grocery store or serving people in a restaurant. I am trying to learn how to become a model and so far the big thing seems to be getting your foot in the door. I have succeeded in getting some work doing ads and catalogs. It is not that big of a deal, but of course I have to show people that I can do the work. Most of all you have to build up a portfolio, which is a collection of photos than you have done. Without one of those you really do not have much chance and you pretty much have to pay a good photographer to get started on one.
The jobs I have done so far really are not that high paying, but of course I need to show the people who need models that I am able to do the work. I like the pictures that I have taken. I shall be going to college after next year and I am hoping that I will be able to make enough money doing this to get me through it. That probably will not require a lot of time from what I can tell, so long as I am not throwing money around at least. I am going to be living at home, because the school I am going to is only twenty minutes away from where I live. So I shall need a lot less money than if I was far away.