TAMPA MODEL SEARCH

TAMPA MODEL SEARCH - TAMPA MODELS - TAMPA MODEL TESTING - TAMPA MODEL SEARCH SCAMS

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Professional Tampa models and ethical modeling professionals in the Tampa modeling industry have had it with the growing numbers of Tampa model search scams, Tampa modeling jobs scams, Tampa modeling agency placement scams, Tampa modeling management scams, and Tampa modeling consultation scams. We are fighting back and joining our professional modeling allies in the war against Tampa modeling scams!

This web site, Tampa Model Search, has two purposes. The first is to warn professional Florida models and aspiring models about Tampa model search scams, help them avoid model search scams, and show them how to fight and undermine model search scams. The second is to help legitimate Tampa modeling professionals find models for their projects, as well as steer models to ethical professional modeling services, such as modeling portfolio photography, model testing, and modeling composite cards.

PLEASE NOTE THAT TAMPA MODEL SEARCH IS AFFILIATED WITH PARTIES THAT WE LINK TO.

Tampa models, please study the following facts. we don't want to see you become victims of a Tampa modeling scam!

1. We have never seen a model search turn out to be legitimate. EVERY SINGLE Tampa model search that we have seen, and this includes model searches advertised on the radio and hosted at Tampa hotels, has turned out to be a modeling scam! If it is advertised on the radio, they say that models are needed for major department store fashion shows, and that no experience is necessary to book those modeling jobs, don't believe them. These are modeling scams that have taken advantage of many models and aspiring models in the Tampa Bay area!

BEWARE OF TAMPA MODEL SEARCHES!

2. While it is true that a model needs a professional modeling portfolio and composite cards in order to market their modeling career and book modeling jobs, be careful who you buy these modeling portfolio services from! If you are a Tampa model who is in need of a Tampa modeling portfolio and modeling comp cards, find a professional Tampa photographer and invest in those services. If you are a Tampa model in need of a professional modeling portfolio and modeling composite cards, you have no business trying to book modeling jobs in the first place, so why are you responding to modeling job ads? If someone advertises a modeling job and then tries to sell you a modeling portfolio and modeling comp cards before they can consider you for the modeling job or before they can refer you to a modeling job, they are scamming you! Find a professional Tampa photographer who is straight up with what they do, and get what you need from them!

DON'T BE SCAMMED BY TAMPA MODEL SEARCHES!

3. No experience needed to be considered for a modeling job? Do not fall for this line! No business will EVER risk working with someone who is not professionally qualified, especially when there are many professional models out there who are qualified to book the modeling jobs. Think that you are "hot" or have a special look that the department stores will go crazy over? GET OVER YOURSELF. This fantasy is never going to happen, and if someone tells you that it will then they are lying to you! Pretty faces are common and competition is stiff. The models who book those jobs are EXPERIENCED professional models with an established work history and a good range of looks that they can pull off. How do you get those major department store modeling jobs without experience? Start out small and work your way toward becoming qualified. Skip the model search scam and the radio advertisement. If they are not being honest with you, and they ARE NOT, you don't want to buy anything from them or associate with them. Find a professional Tampa photographer. Invest in a portfolio and composite cards. Book smaller modeling jobs and build your modeling portfolio and modeling resume. Use free modeling resource web sites like Tampa Bay Modeling, Independent Modeling, and Florida Modeling Career to build your modeling career. Use MORE THAN ONE modeling agency as a SOURCE of job leads, and don't be stupid about it- don't you DARE let any modeling agency try to manage your modeling career. Modeling agencies that manage modeling careers are in the perfect position to manipulate and exploit the model for their own purposes. After all, they work for models, or at least they are supposed to work for models. They also represent your competition, which are other models, too. Can you see a conflict of interest there? If you are smart, you will!. The model who allows themselves to be entirely dependent upon a modeling agency for their modeling career gives the modeling agency POWER OVER their career and ALLOWS the modeling agency to limit their modeling career. The roles are upside down and unbalanced! Remember that a modeling agency works for the model. When was the last time that you witnessed an employee try to tell their employer what to do or how to run their business? This does not work in real life, unless the employee wants to be out of a job, and yet modeling agencies overstep their proper place in the modeling industry because STUPID MODELS are conditioned to believe that modeling agencies are their boss and have the right to manage their careers! WRONG! Modeling agencies work for the model and should only be used as one of many sources of potential modeling jobs, as this is their proper place.

TAMPA MODEL SEARCHES ARE BAD FOR MODELS!

4. Why are we so down on modeling agencies and why do we strive to put them in their place? Because Tampa model searches use modeling agencies as BAIT to lure models into wasting money on them. They promise that they will expose models to modeling agencies and help book them into modeling jobs at major department stores. The reality is that they mislead models with lies in order to sell them modeling portfolio photography services and expensive, useless modeling conventions. While so-called legitimate modeling agencies may become affiliated with Tampa model searches, they seldom select any models from them! The modeling agency agents attend to get a free vacation, and sell the use of their name to make the Tampa model search seem more credible. STAY AWAY from any modeling agency which allows themselves to be used as a way to scam models!

TAMPA MODEL SEARCHES DON'T WORK!

5. Tampa model searches may be a modeling consultation company or a modeling agency placement company. They often use free Tampa modeling job boards to advertise modeling jobs which may or may not exist. Regardless, they are only out to make money by selling services to the models who respond to their modeling job offers. They will not refer the models to the "jobs" unless the model spends money on their services first, and this bait and switch is a modeling scam!

TAMPA MODEL SEARCHES MISLEAD MODELS!

6. There are website based Tampa Model Search Scams, too. We know of several modeling portfolio networking web sites which STEAL modeling jobs from free web site modeling job boards and hold back the details of the modeling jobs in order to bait the models. When the models sign up, the information is used as a sales lead for some pushy con artist salesperson who will contact the model. The model will not be referred to the modeling job or be able to see all of the information until after they buy expensive, overpriced modeling portfolio services from the web site. This is modeling scam!

TAMPA MODEL SEARCHES ARE BAD INVESTMENTS!

 

7. If you are a professional model who already has a modeling portfolio and modeling composite cards, don't allow anyone to tell you that they are not good enough! If the Tampa model search or Tampa modeling consultant is legitimate, they will refer you to modeling agencies and modeling jobs with no obligation to buy anything.

TAMPA MODEL SEARCHES DESTROY MODELING CAREERS!

CONTACT TAMPA MODEL SEARCH: TampaModelSearch@yahoo.com

PUBLISHED 12/15/08

UPDATED 05/03/12

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