Get an agent
A model that an agency represents will have a continuous flow of new castings and appointments come in. Usually, these will be clients with a significant budget allowing you to earn a steady income!
Freelance models are responsible for sourcing their clients and castings, which is time-consuming. Most of the time, brands will go straight to modeling agencies where they are sure they can get the models they require.
However, many brands don't want to spend 40% on agencies to book models, allowing freelance models to pick up the clients outside the agencies. You must watch out for many things when booking modeling gigs on your own. Going with an agency is always the safer route.
Before applying to an agency, you should first research the agencies to which you would like to apply. Then, check out their boards, reviews, and social media platforms before sending them anything. Then, if everything seems great, it's time to apply!