How to get scouted on Instagram

1. Freelance Modelling vs Modelling Agencies

What’s important to clarify is that being scouted as a model can mean one of two things: signing to a modelling agency, or becoming a freelance model for a brand. This article will be looking at being scouted on Instagram for a modelling agency, rather than a freelance model for a brand.

However, a popular method for the second type of scouting is to tag the clothing brands in your Instagram uploads.  Tagging a brand or a person in your photos notifies them, and brings your image to their attention. If the brand likes your image and thinks it suits their Instagram aesthetic, they may use your image on their page.

#Hashtags Models Instagram

Beginning with the pound (#) symbol, a hashtag on social media is a link that connects messages from multiple users under the topic of a phrase or an idea. The tool was predominantly used on Instagram and Twitter, but is now used on most social media platforms.

Modelling agencies will use Instagram to scout potential models by searching an existing hashtag, so including them in your Instagram upload is important. Equally as important is knowing which hashtags to use.

Make your Profile Public and Professional

For hashtags to work, modelling agencies have to be able to view and peruse your account. It is important your Instagram account is set to public, not private for this to happen.

Because your profile would be able to be seen by anyone and everyone, it is important to see the platform as a professional space. Continue to upload everyday pictures, but be mindful that language and content could be being seen by a potential employer – so cater for this.

Additionally, relevant personal information should then be available and put in your bio on Instagram. Your email and living location are important pieces of information for perspective modelling agencies to contact you.