Step-by-step plan

You want to become an actor or model. Great! Being motivated is the first step. But how do you start? How do you put yourself out there? Because the competition is fierce, there's no doubt about that.

Below you will find a step-by-step plan with how you can make it in this business. Read how you can profile yourself and on which doors to knock.

step-by-step plan

how to put yourself on the market

01 – decide

you have no issues with being seen in public or being recognized

04 - portfolio

have professional photos taken and make a portfolio based on your profile

07 - launch

get agencies to promote you and be discovered by decision-makers

02 – choose

do you want to become a fashion model, do you prefer commercial work, or perhaps only do voice work?

05 - online

make sure you have a strong online presence on social media and a personal website

08 - wait

wait for offers from your agency; this may take a while

03 – profile

how do you put yourself on the market: do you work only for high-end names or for budget brands too?

06 - sign up

send in your portfolio to different casting agencies

09 - contact

your agency is always your point of contact for requests and problems


casting agencies



you wish to act in a  commercial or feature on a billboard as a model


for the rare ones amongst us, with the perfect dress size and dazzling looks

tv shows and films

you've always wanted to act or be an extra in a tv show or movie, with or without experience


there is also a market for those that wish to use only their captivating voice


Looks - what else?

Casting agencies are flooded with requests from ideal candidates. All of them with an admirable portfolio. Yet, certain people have an easier time getting callbacks. With the following basic requirements, you can stand out.

time & availability

easily available at the last minute


during shooting, you will often have to wait around

attitude & motivation

punctual, correct, calm and a good listener

Frequently asked questions

How much is the commission and when will you get paid? What do you bring to a shoot and how do you handle your taxes? How important is your availability?




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casting process

Not everyone gets chosen for the job

You see yourself as the best ambassador for a certain brand. And your friends have been telling you for so long how charming your look is, compared to this or that diva always making commercials for that one luxury brand.

So you sign up at a casting agency. Great, but having the right looks and sizes doesn't always cut it. You need that right attitude and extra pizzazz, flair and elegance. Eventually you get invited to a casting and the director is full of praise about you. But in the end you don't get the role, because the director is not the decision-maker. How does this work exactly?