Work at home moms as models? Well… yes!

As today’s guest blogger and modeling coach tells us, you don’t have to be a runway-thin teenager to be a model. Advertisers like to use real people in their ads to make their products and services look more relatable.

You could start your own business, working for yourself as a commercial model. Learn what this expert advises for getting started with your modeling business:

You Don’t Have to Be Young, Tall, Beautiful and Skinny to Be a Model

Have you ever dreamed of seeing yourself in a magazine ad, on a billboard, in a catalog on a poster, but thought you are too old, not tall enough or your body is not perfect enough?

Most people don’t have the looks or stats for fashion modeling, nor do they live in a fashion market (NY, L.A., Miami). Women are generally between 5’9 – 6’0 tall and have 34/24/34 size measurements.

And, fashion models need to have had real success by age 21 or it will be almost impossible to work in this field . If you don’t fit the fashion arena, but still want to model, and want to do this on a part – time basis, then here is some great news.

There is an entire division of modeling that unlike fashion modeling has no height, weight or age restrictions. All types of people are needed. Men, women, children and even babies are needed. Models are needed to believably portray the mom, student, doctor, lawyer, nurse, teacher, banker, real estate agent, athlete, child, librarian, the list goes on and on. This is Commercial Modeling.

Commercial models are the “real” and beautiful looking people seen in virtually every non – fashion ad. These publications can vary from Gap catalogs to Readers Digest. The best part is that along with paying up to $250/hour (in New York only), most commercial models work on a part-time basis.

Even if you live in a small market, chances are, commercial models are hired for jobs. Commercial models take a few hours off from their jobs, or leave school early, go to the photographer’s studio for the shoot, and go back to work/school before the end of the day.

Commercial Modeling is a Business

Most people do not realize that commercial modeling is like any other kind of business. Before entering this or any industry, you must do your homework. You must learn about the types of photos that will get you the most work. You must understand what agents do, how to find legitimate representation and how to avoid the scams.

The people who have done their research and have gotten the needed information will have the greatest chance for success.

So, if you only thought that modeling was a fantasy for you, think again. You could be seeing yourself or your child in a great magazine ad very soon.

— Aaron Marcus, America’s Premier Acting and Commercial Modeling Career Coach,


There really is no end to the creative ideas for creating jobs and income opportunities for yourself. If you’re looking for a job, think about what your “look” would sell… could you make a living by becoming a commercial model?

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