I'm just throwing this idea out. You can use it if you want and know how to make it work. But it's actually something that I'm considering creating and then licensing out. I'm throwing this out here to get an idea to see if there is any interest in this type of business. My consulting firm creates visualmercials for websites which includes walk-on models for the websites, video headers, video email, visualmercials and even television and print advertising. (PM me for access to demo site) We're always looking for fresh faces. The problem has been that we always have to rely upon our videographers or photographers to find good models. My thinking is to license and train Talent Agents to identify models for the videographer or photographer. All you need, besides the training, is a digital camera (10mpx min.), dress appropriately, business cards (we provide template) and some time so you can hang around the mall, restaurants, college campuses and other places models may be. We're not only seeking females, we're also seeking males but we find males are not that difficult to find. Males love to have their photos taken with beautiful women. Most of the photos we use are lingerie, swimsuit, athletic and casual wear. We use a lot of lingerie shots because that's what grabs the attention for the ads we produce. We'll provide the following: 1. Complete training 2. Ongoing support 3. Model Recruit Website 4. Business Card template 5. All Appropriate Contracts, Agreements & Model Release Forms Best of all, you don't have anything to sell. You never have to go and identify clients (we already have those). Your job is basically to find the type of models we're seeking, take their photos/videos, interview them and if they qualify then you refer them to the videographer/ photographer. Recruiting models is pretty easy. If you can hand someone your business card or at least leave it on the table -- you can do this. They then visit your website and everything is done for you. They have to call or email you to arrange for an interview and the "test shot" that you'll do for us. Models who are serious know that they have to stay in constant contact with their agents (you) so having a date or companionship shouldn't be a problem. Especially, when they're the ones picking up the tab for meals. This would be strictly a freelance position. It's part-time so won't interfere with your regular job. The pay comes to about $25 to $50 per model referred. Plus 10% of model fees on all work they do for us. This is not a "get rich quick" business. How much you earn will depend upon how proactive you are. I'm thinking the entire business kit would run about $2500. I'm trying to get an idea of what to charge for something like this. Should I charge more? What you think you might need to succeed? What information would you need before plunking down $2500? What, if anything, do you see as a possible obstacle? Let me explain why I've come up with this idea... My consulting firm produces a lot of visualmercials and television commercials for small business owners and other consultant's clients. We stay pretty busy. The problem I've run into is that once models know that I produce visualmercials and tv commercials I start receiving tons of photos and videos. Some of them are tame and some of them are rather explicit. All of them are unwanted because I have better things to do than delete this crap off of my server. I know, it's a problem you'd love to have. However, most of these models are in areas where my videographers and photographers are not. So, it doesn't do me any good to have a willing model in San Antonio, Tx when my videographer is in Oaklahoma City, Ok. I thought a better alternative would be to have others filter this out for me. In addition, I'm going to be creating another business kit for freelance videographers to help with creating the visualmercials we create for small business owners. I have 17 right now who are working around the clock but we're not even keeping up at this point. The worse the economy gets the more demand there is for all of our services. PM, me your thoughts. Again, I'm just in the "thinking" stages of this. The JV comes from those we license will become our outsource suppliers for models. Sorry, this isn't going to be one of those JV's where sweat equity will be necessary.