To Whom It May Concern:
I was just wondering about modelscouts.com. Are they
something that is worthwhile? There are so many scams
I was just searching the internet and came across it.
Modelscouts.com say they do not charge upfront fees.
Their FAQ said: "Our scouts work on a commission-only
basis and do not charge up-front fees or require that
you take modeling courses." However, you must pay
upfront fees to be on their website.
Still, the cost is not extreme: "There are no other
costs involved when submitting your photos to Model Scouts.com.
There are no monthly or annual fees, only the one-time
submission fee of $59.95 US."
The price is comparable to models.com ($59.95/year),
but modelscouts.com charges only a one-time fee, not
an annual fee.
- This fee is much less than you would pay for making
copies of all your photos and mailing them to all of
the agencies our scouts represent and is much less
than many online scouting services who charge between
$60 - $600 U.S. per year simply to post your photos
on their websites and where the chance that your photos
will actually be viewed by a legitimate and qualified
scout is extremely rare.
Unlike most other websites, ModelScouts.com offers a
- We guarantee that your photos will be carefully evaluated
by qualified scouts who scout for over 40 of the world’s
top international agencies and that every effort will
be made to help you succeed in accomplishing your goal.
It is not extremely expensive, and may be one of the
better internet-based model discovery opportunities,
if you take a closer look, but since you had previously
said in another letter you were going to New York in
a month, it makes more sense to visit the respectable
NY agencies at their open calls.
Basically, it would be better to exhaust the suitable
free opportunities first, and then consider spending
There are aspiring models who could spend thousands
for a convention, for example, when they could just as
easily have been discovered by sending their pictures.