How Much Do Model Agencies Charge?

Let’s Explore the Real Cost of a Model Agency and – Should You?

Should you have to pay for a modeling agency to represent you? This question about the cost of a model agency comes up over and over.

So, I thought I’d address it here..

How Much Does a Model Agency Cost?

Paying for talent management representation – Real or scam?

Because the question comes up frequently; “How much does a model agency cost?”, I want to offer a quick Q&A session in this post.

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First, read this quick conversation I just encountered with a young lady who wants to be a model.

She feels she can’t afford to get involved in the entertainment network.


Bob, I was wondering about the modeling experience. I have always wanted to get started as a model, and I think it would be a dream come true.

I would love to pursue this as a career. But, the prices these agents charge are sometimes insane. And, I don’t have a lot of money. So, I was wondering if you could contact me back by email please. Thank you for your time.


Anna, The key word here is “prices”. No matter if you are looking for modeling & talent agencies in New York City, or any other area of the USA, find one who represents you.

Keep making contacts with modeling agents in your area. You might be pleasantly surprised that one or two might actually book you, and get you going in a nice career.
Hope this helps! – Bob Pardue
Please let me know if you have questions or comments about your experience with agencies charging for their services – other than commission (no names of agents please).
I look forward to hearing what you have to say. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it may well be!
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