Discuss every detail with each photographer you’ll be working with prior to shooting. Every. Detail.
Don’t book without getting a phone number.
Invest in several thongs that match your skin tone, to wear on shoots.
Spend a lot of time practicing, reading, researching, and looking for ideas. You’ll never stop learning, coming up with ideas, or growing as a model.
Be realistic in your goals.
Realize that sometimes, your views on certain things might change. That’s ok.
If you have certain things you’re not interested in doing, don’t do them. Don’t allow yourself to be pressured into doing them.
And be aware that not being willing to do some things may hinder your success as a model. There’s nothing wrong with that.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being a hobbyist model. You will, however, likely model at a loss. But if you enjoy it… don’t let that hold you too far back.
Be reliable, honest, and accountable. It will go a long way to building a solid reputation for yourself. In other words, don’t be a flake or a diva.