Models are very busy people. Their schedules are almost always filled with photoshoots or events. Unless you’re an experienced and professional model, your pay probably won’t be that much so, a lot of models actually have side jobs. Jobs that they can lean on when they don’t have a show that can pay or a photoshoot that they can earn money from. But before we get into that, let’s get into how models are underappreciated or criticized sometimes.
First things first, people need to know that models on-screen and models in real life are very different. Yes, on-screen they can look like they’re living their best lives and getting publicity and whatnot but hey, they are still normal people off-screen. Not everything is handed to them on a silver platter. Models can’t even eat whatever they want because they have to keep their figure. This has resulted in a lot of models going through eating disorders. My point is that models are still just normal human beings with struggles that they have to face. Yet people say that models have it easy. Anyway, there are a lot of models balancing their work life and personal life, all the while trying to earn money in different ways just to be financially stable. Thus, here are a few jobs that models can do to have a side income:
Being a freelance writer is quite an easy job, especially if you enjoy writing. The best thing about being freelance is that you determine the hours you work and you determine how much your work costs. But remember, even though you can determine your own pricing, maybe look up average pricings for freelance writers and go from there. Try not to put so low of a price or too high of a price. Be reasonable but know what your writing is worth. Keep in mind that you’ll probably be doing reports or providing articles for a media website. So, this job would probably be the best choice for someone who already enjoys writing and can do it in their free time.
This could be a great side job for a model. They are already people who workout to keep their body fit. Plus, this is a job they’ll be doing on their time off so why not get a job that will help you stay fit as well as help other people get fit. A job like this will be very beneficial for models looking for a side income. Especially since gym instructors, or better yet, personal trainers can get paid pretty well depending on how good you are and how you manage clients in the gym.
Promotional work is like charity, really but models would get paid for the promotional aspects of it. SInce models get a lot of publicity and they’re a familiar face to the public, some organisations hire models to show up and do some work to encourage other people to volunteer. So, this type of job would actually be beneficial for both their image and the event their “volunteering” at. If you saw Gigi Hadid or Kendall Jenner at a volunteer event, surely you’d be moved to join and volunteer just to get to volunteer with them. This job pays a decent amount all the while helping people with their event.
Real Estate Agent
Being a real estate agent can be one of the best-paid jobs all the while having very flexible hours. For instance, if you’re a model in Malaysia and you choose to take up a side job as a real estate agent for Edgeprop, you could simply organize your working hours to fit your schedule. Plus, being a real estate agent is kind of fun, isn’t it? You get to see many houses and apartments as well as show people around and help people find their new homes. Plus, in most cases, real estate agents get to live in beautiful homes or apartments so it’s a bonus while you’re working flexible hours and trying to earn extra money.
See, one misconception about models is that they are dumb. Or rather, they are uneducated. On the contrary, models are very smart. They sometimes need to be in order to go through their busy lives. Some models are studying while they model and some go back to studying after they’ve retired. The point is, models sometimes model not because they like it but because modelling is the side job in some cases. So yes, some models have taken up teaching as a side income. As a temporary or a substitute teacher. But bear in mind, teachers not only have to be generally knowledgeable but also smart in handling kids, teens or young adults.
Thus, I feel like a lot of models nowadays don’t just model. They work 2, maybe 3 jobs just to survive all the while trying to manage their personal life too. Have a little empathy for models and if you see a model struggling to make ends meet, maybe show them this article.
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