The path to becoming a model on Instagram or Pinterest is not easy.
You have to have the look, as well as the personality that Modeling Agencies are looking for. And yes, making money from modeling is no different from making money from selling any product or service on Instagram or Pinterest (Deer, 2018, May 20).
You have to be popular, with a following of at least 100,000 to 500,000 followers. To get to that level of subscribers on Instagram or Pinterest, you need to do the following to promote your Instagram or Pinterest modeling page via:
- Social Media Posting (backlinking)
- Newspaper Ads in the Sunday Gleaner
- Free Advertising Online (Deer, 2017, August 26).
- Targeted Flyer Posting (Deer, 2017, March 26)
- Purchasing Traffic from Fiverr
- Promoting yourself on Freelancing website (Deer, 2017, September 18)
If you’ve managed to reach that coveted spot by applying the advice in my previous article on making money from Instagram or Pinterest (Deer, 2018, May 20), you can also sell your high-quality photographs to websites that will buy them (Deer, 2016, August 29), no matter where you live in Jamaica.
Even if you don’t make it to that coveted level, if you have at least 5000 follower as in the case of UWI student Tenagne Thompson (White, 2017, July 2), you can still promote yourself on Instagram or Pinterest and make a living from representing local Jamaican brands.
First, before you can work online, a few things are essential:
- Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9)as your main Payment Gateway
- Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10), an Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card
- Scotia VISA Debit (Deer, 2012, February 13)or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card
- Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28)
- Notebook or Journal to keep Track of all your Online Accounts and Passwords
- Portfolio of Published Written Work on a blog or Website online i.e. Blogs, e-books
- A VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection
- A Friend or relative living abroad
So how can an Instagram or Pinterest Model make it in Jamaica with less than 5000 subscribers?
Jamaican Instagram or Pinterest Model – Modeling and Talent Agencies abound
This as Instagram and Pinterest models can submit their channels as part of their portfolio to Top Modeling and Talent Agencies in Jamaica.
After all, once you have that many photos online, and you have at least 5000 subscribers with a high view and comment rate e.g. 1 comment per hour per image, your basically popular, as the song by MIKA featuring Ariana Grande points out.
They are already listed on Facebook in the list Modeling Agencies in Kingston, Jamaica but here are the main active ones:
Face Impressions Modeling Agency
Old Hope Rd
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint International Modeling Agency
Back Pasture District
Watermount. P. O. St.
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sway Caribbean Model Agency
32 Courtney Walsh Drive
Fun Honeys – Jamaica
84 Hope Road
The Talent Agency Limited
Pyoise’ Modeling Agency
3 Cargill Avenue, Shop # 5
Topshelf Sensual Sophistication
53-55 Barry Street
KBC Talent Management and Modeling Agency
Nation’s Beautiful Models Agency -NBM
38B Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10
Vibrant & Innovative Productions
11 Latham Ave, Kgn 6
Monarchy Ent Talent & Model Agency
Lacartin Model Agency
Sharing is caring so share this rather helpful list of Modeling and Talent agencies with your friends who have their own Instagram or Pinterest account and need.
Here’s the link:
- Deer, L. (2016, August 29). How Jamaicans make US$100 monthly from Stock Photography. Retrieved from https://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/08/Jamaicans-US100-Stock-Photography.html
- Deer, L. (2017, March 26). How Jamaican can make money online – Flyer Distribution of Shortened URL Links in USA and other Countries. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/flyer-distribution-shortened-url-links/
- White, S. (2017, July 2). A young model making it on on Instagram. Retrieved from http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/a-young-model-making-it-on-uwi-student-tenagne-thompson-balances-academic-work-and-business_103640
- Deer, L. (2017, August 26). How Jamaicans can advertise for free locally and Internationally. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/jamaica-online-classifieds-ads/
- Deer, L. (2017, September 18). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month as a Freelancer. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/jamaican-freelancer/
- Deer, L. (2018, May 20). How Jamaicans can make money from Instagram and Pinterest. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/jamaicans-instagram-pinterest/