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JV: Make Money & Get Dates as a Talent Agent

Discussion in 'Joint Ventures' started by grafxextreme, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. grafxextreme

    grafxextreme Regular Member

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    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. :cool:

    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.
     
  2. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    I'm on my iPhone so I can't pm you, do you use skype?

    Can you me more info? I'll message you in a few hours anyway
     
  3. grafxextreme

    grafxextreme Regular Member

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    WANNABIE: Sent a PM to you regarding Skype.
     
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    wannabie Elite Member

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    And replied !

    Add my skype below
     
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    eunicemartinez_21 Senior Member

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    I am interested with this but just want to clarify some things, would we need to invest $2500 to be in this JV?
     
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    so it's basically a type of PPC then: Pay Per Chick lol

    this sounds really promising, not our usual CPA (scam) JV, that's for sure
    but i assume you're looking for US people only, sigh...
     
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    Not to Hijack the thread, but GOOD LAWWD That's alot of booty on your avatar!!!:p

     
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    Wait a minute. Are you really asking 2500$ from your affiliates to bring models to you and do all the hard work? What do you need the money for, if we will cover all the expenses and buy the camera? To enjoy mohitos in bahamas maybe?
     
  9. grafxextreme

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    eunicemartinez_21

    First, I haven't decided if this is something I will be doing. This is in the "thinking" stages. I'm just looking for comments, suggestions, recommendations and most of all trying to gauge interest level.

    If I do follow through (which is highly likely judging from the response from other forums) there will be a setup and licensing fee. This will simply help us to cover our initial costs and to separate the curious from the serious.

    This will be a "business in a box". We provide almost everything for you and provide training and support. You provide the digital camera and the models.

    If you're curious about this type of modeling -- look up "Commercial Photography". Our models are used in print advertising and video media.

    Acquiring models is pretty easy. Managing them, which you will be doing as their "agent" is a little more difficult. Some of them require constant attention. Others disappear on you and can't be found when needed. It's kind of like rounding up baby bunnies. It's sometimes difficult to get them to all run in the same direction at the same time. :cool:

    There's very little work for you to do on your part. We'll provide the template for the business cards and the flyers. If you live near a college area -- you'll be amazed at how many calls you get.

    I recently had to change my email address again because my grand daughter, who's attending a local college, told her friends what I did. So, this isn't exactly rocket science.

    Initial income is low until you get a nice stable of models. But the residual income is very good. How much money you can make is up to you. Most models are given weekly assignments aka photo shoots. Really depends upon the quality of models you're referring to our videographers and photographers.

    If we don't have a videographer or photographer in your area we'll find one or you can refer one. We can usually keep three to four videographers busy, per area.

    If you have any more questions please ask.

    Yes, this is only available in the USA.

    MR ED: If you can do this without our support, training and have a list of paying clients then please do so. No one is twisting your arm and this is not an affiliate program or a get rich quick business. What hard work? What expense? You have a lot of gurus out there charging $5000 to attend a three day seminar and you don't know that much more than you did before. This is a complete business. Again, if it's not for you -- why are you bothering to respond?
     
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    Would it help to let you know my girlfriend is on a NFL Cheerleading squad and they are all basically gorgeous? I think I could do well with this one. PM me.
     
  11. grafxextreme

    grafxextreme Regular Member

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    For those of you who've PM me just a quick update....

    Things are going forward. I'll have the visualmercial completed by this Friday. The flyer and business cards are ready. You'll be able to brand the visualmercial with your contact information.

    The radio commercial may take a little longer. The talent I assigned for the assignment had a death in the family so it may be about two weeks.

    I'm having a few of our models do some video testimonials which should help to increase conversions and instill trust and credibility.

    I'm also trying to arrange to interview a top model I've worked with in the past to give tips and hints about modeling. This will be something we can give away to those who register to work with us.

    Thanks for your input. It's helped to put this project together in a way that will ensure it's profitability.

    Any other ideas you come up with, just let me know. Thanks!
     
  12. lickmeloose

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    I live in Vegas, can get plenty of models. However paying the $2,500 is not something I am willing to EVER do. If you are interested in still working with me, let me know.
     
  13. grafxextreme

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    Thanks Lickmeloose, I already have three committed people for the Las Vegas area, two for LA and one for NYC. Appreciate the interest.
     
  14. Jesehl

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    too bad its only for US