December 21, 2003
Happy Holidays Everyone!!
Can you believe that the year is almost over?
It went by sooo fast!
We will be sending our year in review Full Newsletter shortly but we wanted to announce our winners first:

Congratulations to our Model and Photographer of the Month for December. It was a tough choice this month but the winners are:
Christian of Florida - Model
&
David Fish of Missouri - Photographer

You can find links to their personal pages and more HERE -www.TheProfessionalModel.com/page5.html

Our Banner Contest is still open through December 31st, 2003! Please submit your entries ASAP. Your design can be seen all over the Internet!!! We need some high-quality banners for banner exchanges!

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Classified:
(want to post your classified ad here? Only $10 an ad - email for more information)
In search of photographer to take professional (in business attire) shoot for business cards and other marketing uses. Will share rights to photos or will pay. Location: Southwest Florida only. Please send a link to your site/photos and proposal to: Suzen03UF@aol.com
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As always, our model and photographer of the month runs each and every month. By joining you are automatically entered. Basic Membership is still FREE so JOIN Today!!!

Yours in Success,
Susan M
Talent Coordinator

The Professional Model.com
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November 25, 2003

Happy Thanksgiving to all from www.TheProfessionalModel.com!

We are still searching for our December Model and Photographer of the month so if you aren't a member yet, Join (http://www.TheProfessionalModel.com/page3.html) Today!!

And remember, we are only offering the Free basic listing through 2003 so if you want to sign up or have a friend who wants to, get those submissions in ASAP!

Yours in Success,
Susan M
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October 21, 2003

Last month I mentioned that we would be discussing your online presence so here goes.

First of all, for any of you who are serious about modeling I recommend you get your own .com or .net, whatever so long as it's your own domain. Sure, you should also be listed on all of the free sites and even some paid sites if you want.

I also recommend that you do not just create a free page somewhere and have pop ups all over the place. See my "Models of Florida" page for annoying pop ups. People will click off your page just as soon as they get there if that is the case.

If you have the time and knowledge to create your own page, great. If however, you are too busy or just don't know where to begin hire someone. I do basic web design at a reasonable rate if you are interested. If not simply do a search online for web designers.

Typically your web page should have your online portfolio, your statistics, your resume, your contact information and anything else pertinent to modeling. Refrain from making it your personal page with your friends and family, etc. This does not look professional to prospective agents and photographers.

Also remember that more is less. Your webpage should be easy to navigate and load quickly. You should also test it with different browsers because it may look completely different to someone else.

I hope this helps everyone!

P.S. Our October Model of the Month is Alita Kang. Alita lives in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is 5'7" and 108 lbs. Check out her profile and visit her webpage today!!!

Susan M

Email: ModelsofFlorida@aol.com

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September 21, 2003 Newsletter

September's Issue is HERE!


Thank you for deciding to become a member of what we know will be HUGE!

As promised we have advice for you in this issue, but first we want to announce our SEPTEMBER MODEL OF THE MONTH - KELLY KOLE!

Kelly has been featured in several publications including PLAYBOY! She's even been on the HBO hit "The Sopranos" along with other tv and film roles. We have linked to her page where you can get the full 411. Check her out: Model of the Month - The Professional Model.com

We are on the lookout for our OCTOBER MODEL OF THE MONTH so send in your pics ASAP!

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Now for the TOP 3 PEICES OF ADVICE that we received from you out there:

There was an overwhelming amount of comments like "Believe in yourself" and "Don't get discouraged"

I feel those comments are GREAT as long as you are doing what you truly enjoy. Modeling is work but it should be fun, enjoyable and hopefully lucrative for you!
The next most mentioned comment was "BE CAREFUL".

I can't stress this enough. There are a lot of people out there that will take advantage of aspiring models. Do not pay ANY fees up front, EVER. Fees to get listed on websites are ok but just make sure you are clear on what the fees are for and research to make sure you are getting a reasonable service for the cost. As far as with agencies, they don't charge a fee. They take a commission off of your earnings. If they ask for a fee up front they obviously don't believe in you and you need to work with someone who does. When getting started with a talent/modeling agency check them out with your state to make sure they are licensed- check w/ the DBPR! And make sure everything is in WRITING before you complete any assignments!
Also, when working with a photographer make sure you get references, not just photos but names and emails of previous models they've worked with. Email those models and get feedback. Bring a friend along with you, at least for the first shoot. As long as you bring someone who remains professional at all times it can benefit both you and the photographer. Your friend can help w/ clothes, makeup or props. Having a friend there will keep you SAFE and make you feel more comfortable!

The next best comment I received is "promote and market" yourself.

Enough said. Get your name out there, let people know what you want to do and what you have done! Set up a website with photos and information about you! How will anyone know you are a model if you don't tell them?

If you place our link on your site we will place a link to your site on our webpage for FREE! (We are only accepting text links)

Well, that wraps up this month's newsletter.

Next month we are going to look into making a webpage yourself vs hiring a webmaster; promoting a webpage and content.

Good luck everyone.

As always, send comments our way, we are always looking for feedback!

Susan M

Email: ModelsofFlorida@aol.com

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Susan's Virtual Office can help you get noticed with the following services: promotion, webpage design and maintence, research and search engine optimization!
Susan's Virtual Office offers typing, desktop publishing, webpage development, Best In The Industry
Owner/Webmaster/Model



August 18, 2003 Newsletter

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Let's Work Together!!

Greetings Modeling Industry Professional:
I came up with a great idea. Why don’t we work together?
I could use your help and your insight on my new web site, http://www.TheProfessionalModel.com After much research I found that there are not many sites out there for advice on marketing yourself in the modeling industry. Sure, everyone knows they must get a portfolio and usually a good agent, but what else? I want to get REAL industry professionals to combine their talents and skills to offer services to models and photographers who may be “STUCK” and need that extra push or idea to get them on the road to success! I am confident that you have a number of original ideas to offer that will make this project more successful. Please let me know if you would like to be a part of this project - If so I will continue sending you information as it progresses! I hope to hear from you soon. Yours in Success,
Susan Milner
Owner & Webmaster of: The Professional Model.com
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