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Hi I submitted my daughters photos to a reputable modeling agency in va and they are interested in seeing my daughter who is 4 yrs old. they mentioned they are interested in her enrolling in their image program. what can I expect to do and pay that is within industry standards for a 4 year old interested in print modeling? Any advice you can give me would be helpful.
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baby modelBaby modeling is becoming increasingly popular because it can get lead to quick fame and riches. In this article, we discuss another important aspect of baby modeling – baby modeling pay rates.

Baby modeling is in great demand as companies manufacturing baby products are in constant search of new baby models. Companies maximize their profits by hiring cute and beautiful baby models to promote their baby products; these little cuties are paid really well as a reward. Baby modeling pay rates can depend on the factors discussed in this article.

Baby modeling pay rates depend totally on the content that is shot. Different agencies have different pay scales. Approximately, the minimum current baby modeling pay rate is about $25 per hour. It varies from company to company. Famous agencies like Elisabeth Smith’s agency, Scallywags, Little Acorns, etc. pays a baby model about $25-$75 per hour’s work. If the shot is going to last for the entire day then the pay rate rises up to about $500.

Parents should not forget that agencies are going to take a commission fee from the earnings of your baby model. The commission fee is about 25% of the total baby modeling pay. Be sure of what you are paying for. Most reputable and famous agencies will ask you for a consultation or interview to meet you and your baby model and discuss the pros and cons of modeling.

Some agencies will charge a nominal fee which is about $30. If you and your baby model are lucky enough to be accepted by the agency then you will be asked for a fee to cover the cost of appearing in their model book and website. (Elizabeth Smith charges $300 to appear in model book and on the website; Scallywags charge $290 for babies and $450 for children)

Some important things that parents must know about Baby Modeling Pay Rates:

1. A well established agency is normally an indication of their reliability. Consider the way you and your baby model are treated by the agency. Beware the agent who says she can guarantee that your child will work, or that she’ll make him a star. No bona fide agent would make such unrealistic promises.

2. Parents should know that how much their child is going to make in modeling. It totally depends on factors like temperament, availability, age, size, looks, general personality and promotional materials (photos, snapshots, etc.) Make sure that the photos must be recent and of good quality as normally the snap determines who actually gets the work. Some child models make a few hundred dollars a year while others make many thousands. We can not predict any number of bookings.

3. Many parents do not know but the agency will take a certain percentage from your child’s earnings as their commission. Normally the deduct 20%-25% of the earnings of your baby model. The commission rate is decided at the time of the booking of your baby model.

4. Parents need to know how much they will need to invest in their baby model’s career. Basically, these fees are tangible such as photography, model cards and resume.

Baby modeling pay rates increases if the baby is already an established model. This pay can surely be a good saving for the child’s future like school or college fees. After reading this article on baby modeling pay rates, you will be a step ahead of other parents who want to get their little one into the glamorous world of baby modeling.

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  • Dee

    Hi I submitted my daughters photos to a reputable modeling agency in va and they are interested in seeing my daughter who is 4 yrs old. they mentioned they are interested in her enrolling in their image program. what can I expect to do and pay that is within industry standards for a 4 year old interested in print modeling? Any advice you can give me would be helpful.

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