If your child aspires to be a model in the future, now is the right time to start. The first step you should take towards it is by supporting them and finding the right agency for them.

Choosing a correct modeling agency for a kid isn’t an easy task. Certain states are particularly very strict towards child laws and you need to do hardcore research to find a safe and reputed agency for your child’s career.

According to a recent study, only 9.3% of the parents always go with their child to castings and auditions. This is not a satisfactory number, considering how much exposure the modeling industry can have at early stages on the child’s mental status. Above that, if the agency is not empathetic, the child will may struggle a lot, not just in the professional sphere but also in the personal space.

So, what are the factors parents should consider while choosing a modeling agency?

Let’s look at some of them.

1. Make sure they represent kids

Not all modeling agencies represent kids in a proper way so make sure you take your time out before making your decision. Go through the sites properly, and browse throughout the page to know their performance, history, how many children have they launched, etc. It won’t be much difficult since everything is provided in the testimonial section.

Bubblegum castings kids modeling and acting agency provide all of their information in complete transparency to help parents make a proper decision. Make sure, you also check the age-category they have represented. It will give you a clear idea of whether it will best suit your child or not.

When all is done, go ahead and finish your child’s application and wait for the response from the other side.

2. Determine the location

It will be best to start with a local agency than go for a larger, out of the place one. Remember, local doesn’t mean cheap in any way. You have to understand that it takes a lot to build a presence in the industry. Starting from scratch with a big agency will be heavy on your pocket and the tiresome can also impact your child’s health.

So, it’s better to start small, let the money roll in, and move to a bigger one. Till then, your child would have built a small name for themselves.

3. Make sure they understand your needs

If you go to an agency and they claim to make your child a star in 6 months, schedule for exhaustive shoots, and fix you under a budget, then that agency is not for you.

So, before signing any contract make sure to carry out a detailed research about the particular agency, go for meetings and understand their approach. Communicate your needs to them and then reach a decision. It will save a lot of time and energy afterward.

4. Keep your materials ready

The best way to start approaching agencies is by sending out your child’s photographs. There are thousands of children that approach these agencies every day. To make your child stand out and secure a spot, hire a professional photographer and get some really nice clicks of your little one.  

If you want to showcase your child’s previous works, then keep a portfolio ready. Put some examples of their past works, client details, and dates inside it. Even if the agency doesn’t ask for it, it would still be a good idea to show them. It will help the agency figure out the value that your child will bring to the table…

5. Follow up

After you have sent out the materials, keep an eye for the response. Most agencies respond within 3-4 business days. If it’s not done by then, then select any preferred method of contact.

Don’t forget to ask the reason for the delay, but don’t be aggressive and pushy at the same time. In most cases, the agency doesn’t ignore you, but due to certain circumstances, it takes time to contact every applicant.

When you contact, politely ask to respond to your application. It will show that you are genuinely interested to work with them. If they don’t, it’s probably a better idea to move ahead with another one.

Over to you…

The modeling industry is extremely competitive and demanding. If the child doesn’t get proper support, it can get overwhelming for them, so apart front the agency, make sure you appreciate your child’s effort and not prioritize anything over their health.