Model Juggling Two Careers? Here’s What You Should Know

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Modeling has to be one of the coolest professions out there you get paid to travel around the world, wear amazing clothes, and meet other cool people. But like with any other job, you do have to work hard to get there, and it’s even harder to maintain your modeling career while also holding down another full-time job. So how do models juggle two careers? Let’s take a look at some of the best strategies they use to make it happen.

Tips for Modeling

Multitasking is key when it comes to making a career in both modeling and acting. Before you take your first gig, learn how to manage both careers from here. Switching back and forth between two different roles can be tough especially when you’re still getting established in one field but with some extra effort, skill and experience, it can become second nature. 

There are a lot of tips for modeling that can be helpful when starting out. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Start by sketching out the basic design idea. This will help you create a rough idea of the shape, size, and features of your model.

2. Use a CAD program to create a 3D model of your model. This will help you get a more accurate idea of how your model will look.

Tips for Freelancing

As a model juggling two careers, getting paid for freelance work comes with its own set of challenges. However, if you’re serious about entering into an increasingly competitive field and want to gain some valuable experience in your industry, then freelance modeling is one way to go.

Working Part-Time

Part-time work is a good way to stay relevant as an actor, model, or fashion designer. Those who are able to take on small projects without sacrificing their main job will find it more beneficial for further opportunities down the road. It’s also smart to keep a hand in your first industry so you don’t lose touch with your fans and career network—and make sure you know what people are looking for in your field. For example, if you’re an actor and spend too much time modeling, casting directors might lose interest. Likewise, modeling work won’t help your acting career if producers don’t think you’re relatable enough as an average person when they see how glamorous your photoshoots are.

The Ability to Control Your Schedule

Many models juggle two careers. The idea is to maximize your time and make every hour count. You can achieve that goal by carefully structuring your schedule, deciding which career you’re going to focus on at any given time, being aware of upcoming photoshoots, and managing your communication with everyone you work with from talent scouts to potential new employers. By keeping everything on a tight schedule, you’ll feel like you have control over what happens to you as a model.

Pros and Cons of Modeling + Freelancing

As someone in an industry that values fresh faces, I’ve worked hard to get where I am today. In a world where careers and opportunities can be fleeting, however, it’s essential to take advantage of every opportunity you get—no matter how promising they may seem at first. While working as a model while also freelancing has taken up a huge portion of my life, there are many benefits: I’ve been able to travel (much more than if I were just modeling), and earn (far) more money in a shorter period of time than if I were full-time employed. But it comes with a steep price: having two careers requires you to be extremely dedicated and ready for anything at any moment.


Model Juggling Two Careers? Here’s What You Should Know. Those who have tried to balance work with a second career, or even an out-of-town hobby, will know that it is not easy and requires constant re-prioritization of time and attention. For example, if you decide to pick up a new talent, then more time may need to be devoted to practice than what was originally anticipated. Also, don’t forget all of your other responsibilities if you have them as well as quality time with friends and family members. To juggle two careers at once, it is important to be aware of these aspects as well as any changes that might occur in each one of your respective fields over time.

Neeraj is a digital marketing specialist who believes in content marketing to assist rising talents and businesses to achieve their career goals and vision