Did you ever imagine your kid as a supermodel? Surely you did. But how to get your child into modeling? Read on.
Appearance has become increasingly important in today’s age. In fact, I can imagine that you judge others when you walk down the street or walk down an aisle in a local store.
It is built into our psyches to judge others based on their appearance. With this in mind, many mothers are being influenced by all of those massively favorite child-supermodel shows. Sure, they’re fun to watch and scream about at home, but what does it take getting your child into modeling and acting?
Below, you will learn all about getting your child into this type of extracurricular activity.
How To Get Your Child Into Modeling?
Is your child into it?
First and foremost, mamma, you should ensure that your child is actually up to the task. Some kids will not be thrilled about wearing a tutu in public and parading around in front of an audience. At the same time, other children thrive on the opportunity to strut their stuff and impress a group of people.
Either way, it is imperative to speak openly with your children! Make sure that this is something that interests them. Although you might want to relive your glory days, you shouldn’t do it through your children.
Getting Started to The Modeling.
Many parents make the mistake of rushing their kids down to their local television station, in hopes of getting them cast for one of those overly hypocritical supermodel shows. It should be avoided!
Instead, it is imperative to take the appropriate steps to get your child into the professional catalog arena. The process is pretty straightforward. You’re going to need to start with two simple pictures of your offspring. Getting the right photos are essential.
You don’t want snaps of your kid, who looks dull. Instead, get your child excited and into the moment! When they’re full of energy, snap a few good pictures.
What to Do Next?
Next, it is time to distribute around the images. Suffice to say, child-modeling agencies are in abundance throughout the country, because so many mothers are in the same boat and want their daughters to be princesses.
Find a good number of these companies and send copies of the pictures. Don’t be pushed around and don’t pay any upfront fees! Companies that charge fees are not worth your child’s time.
Work Permits for Getting Your Child into Modeling.
Some pesky little federal laws suggest your child shouldn’t be able to work until they reach a certain age. Of course, there are always loopholes in these, and you can exploit them easily. Though I would not suggest trying those as it may put you and child into disputes and troubles.
The easiest way to avoid such conflicts is to have a Work Permit. You’ll need to visit your local courthouse and fill out some necessary forms. Every country has a different law, and it may have some finance charges. But don’t worry – you’ll get many folds in return as soon as your child starts work and earns money.
Get a Child Bank Account Before you Get your Child into Modeling.
Before approaching any television stations or individuals seeking talent, you should take the time to set up a bank account for your child. You’ll need to obtain a COOGAN account. What does this mean?
Well, your child’s income will be stored in this account, until they reach the age of 18! Still, only a minimal 15% needs to be the deposit. For the rest, your child will be able to live in luxury!
Here’s the details from ‘Actors Federal Credit Union‘ website.
The law requires a trust account for working child performers, with 15% of the child’s gross earnings deposited into the trust account to be held for them until they reach the age of majority. A Coogan Trust Account complies with child employment laws / requirements throughout the United States.
- Copy of the minor’s birth certificate.
- The minor’s Social Security Number.
- Parent/Guardian’s Social Security Number.
- Parent/Guardian’s government-issued photo ID (must be current)
Now, you’ve learned how to get your child into modeling. Now start planning and working on that plan. You’ll soon be called the parents of a Supermodel.