Do You Have What it Takes to be a Successful Petite Model?

Written by Jennifer Parker

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7. Here's a really tough one! If you are over dress size 9/10, then TAKE OFF 25 points from your score. This may sound harsh and unfair but remember this isrepparttar petite modeling industry and clients want a figure this size or smaller. If you are a size 9/10 or smaller, score yourself 10 points.

8. If a client calls wanting you to model for no pay but excellent experience, would you answer "YES or "NO"? If you said "YES", give yourself 10 bonus points for being anxious to model no matter whatrepparttar 148251 pay is. Getting your foot inrepparttar 148252 door by showing you have experience is one ofrepparttar 148253 best ways to launch your career. The competition is so stiff inrepparttar 148254 industry that without this valuable experience a client may very likey pass you on for a different model.

9. If you have a great hairstyle and it has been trimmed or cut inrepparttar 148255 past month give yourself 10 points. If you have roots which are grown out and are visible, take off 20 points! If your hair is clean and manageable without any strange "special effects", give yourself 5 additional bonus points for taking good care of your hair and keepingrepparttar 148256 look mainstream so you can work withrepparttar 148257 largest number of clients possible!

10. If you said "YES" I can get a required wardrobe together easily, give yourself 10 points. If you said, "hey I'mrepparttar 148258 model, aren't you supposed to provide my clothes?", then take off 20 points. If onrepparttar 148259 other hand you said "Gosh, I don't have all that stuff, but if I have to I'll call all my friends to see if I can borrow theirs, or if I have to I'll run torepparttar 148260 store and get it!" Give yourself 10 points for goingrepparttar 148261 extra mile to do whatever it takes to succeed! This shows a client you are great to work with and can boost your career.

11. Keeping current withrepparttar 148262 latest fashion trends is very important in being prepared as a model. If you have excellent fashion sense and wear up torepparttar 148263 minute clothing styles, give yourself 5 points. If you give others fashion advice add another 5 points.

12. If you would travel over 200 miles to do a modeling assignment, give yourself 10 points. Modeling nearly always involves some type of travel.

13. If modeling is what you have dreamed of for more than 3 years give yourself 10 points. Desire makes allrepparttar 148264 difference inrepparttar 148265 world.

14. Give yourself 5 points if you said "YES".

15. If you wear make-up everyday, you are very comfortable wearing make-up and would have no problem during a modeling assignment. Give yourself 5 points if your wear make-up daily!

Your score:

If you scored between 125 to 155 points your chances of becoming a successful petite model are very high!

If you scored between 100 to 124 points you need some help but could still make it as a model.

If you scored below 100 points you may have some trouble becoming a successful model and should consider another career.

Find out how to break into the petite modeling industry, and get your face in front of hundreds of clients looking for petite and average models at

Testing the Waters of Online Education: Reasons to Give Distance Learning a Try

Written by Zachary Chouteau

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Additionally, your employers will almost certainly be impressed with your drive and initiative -- not to mention your tangible new skill. Some businesses will even coverrepparttar cost of your tuition ifrepparttar 148168 course directly applies to your work with them.

Help Yourself

If you’re a small-business owner, or just aspire to be, there’s a perfect online course just waiting out there for you. What shopkeep, e-commerce seller, or innkeeper couldn’t stand to improve their bookkeeping skills, know more about saving on their taxes, or gain crucial knowledge on business management?

Imaginerepparttar 148169 money you could save by handling your own financial ledgers, or dealing with your own tax filing atrepparttar 148170 end ofrepparttar 148171 year!

And forrepparttar 148172 aspiring entrepreneur, your only challenge will be choosingrepparttar 148173 right business to explore. Whether you’re considering opening a B& B, restaurant, import-export service, or other small business, there’s likely an online course available to show yourepparttar 148174 ropes.

Strengthen a Weakness

It’s safe to say that everyone has at least one weakness -- fromrepparttar 148175 technically handicapped, torepparttar 148176 financially clueless, to those who struggle to communicate better or run their office in a more organized manner.

That monkey on your back has been there too long, but you can give himrepparttar 148177 boot with one thorough online course. You’ll feel a weight off your shoulders and won’t feel so much atrepparttar 148178 mercy of your bookkeeper or office IT staff.

Satisfy Your Curiosity

Maybe you’ve always wondered what it was like inrepparttar 148179 world of graphic design, or how those computer gamers come up with such amazing results. Everyone has something they’re curious about but never looked into. Our pragmatic side, or fear of failure, tells us “that’s not for you,” or “you’re an accountant, not an interior designer, darn it!”

Withrepparttar 148180 accessibility and affordability of distance courses, you can now satisfy your curiosity without breakingrepparttar 148181 bank, or even a sweat. Even if you don’t end up making a career change, you’ll get to see howrepparttar 148182 other half lives – and gain expertise in a brand-new area.

Stop Waiting!

Regardless of your choice with distance learning, there’s no time likerepparttar 148183 present to give it a try. The field as a whole has grown to be so extensive there is literally no end to your online options.

For someone who's unsure whether or not they want to start pursuing a full degree online, a certification or personal development course can be ideal for getting a true feel for what online learning is all about. If you like it and feel you can succeed at it, then you can takerepparttar 148184 plunge and move on to a legitimate degree program. If it’s not your cup of tea, no big deal, sincerepparttar 148185 monetary and time commitments are fairly nominal.

Butrepparttar 148186 fact is, you won’t know how you feel about online learning, or that dream career you’ve always thought about, or learning a new skill, until you give distance education a test-run.

You have little to lose and a world of possibilities to gain.

Zachary Chouteau is a freelance writer for To learn more about online education visit or join our newsletter at

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