Arielle flamingo wrote: How do I get people to look at my profile??
Welcome to MM Arielle!
Ok, just getting people to look at your profile ... if you are active in the forums, some people will look. You can post a local availability notice (up top under casting/travel). You can comment on photographer ports that are near you, use the browse link.
Since you are new, you should read the Avoiding Scams info, there is a button link to it on your my stuff page. Also, check out newmodels.com for info you can use. One other thing, in the forums you should read the stickies (the threads at the top of each forum) since they contain the rules for each forum and other useful info.
As others have said post in the forums, comment on others' work (not just a great shot, love it, but meaningful), use the availability notices, and I would add use the announcement section as well by offering to trade comment for comment.
Use as many ways as you can to get yourself out there. Post in the critique forum even if you think your profile/portfolio is great the way it is. It never hurt to have someone else take a look to find something wrong that you might have not thought about or missed. Tell a joke or something off the wall in SF2 I can pretty much guarantee you that they will want to know who you are. It is all about the networking.
First ask WHY you want people to come to you page. Do you simply want people to see your photos, or do you want to come to the attention of photographers? If the latter, then just go the direct route: do a "browse" on photographers near you and set something up.
give and you shall receive. wander around and comment/list your little heart out. and hopefully some will reciprocate. but this doesn't have anything to do with booking shoots. it's just social networking.
I would start by learning how to model. Too many beginning models want to do it because someone told them they should be a model. If you want to be successful, you have to work at it. Remember, pro photographer want to shoot, not to teach someone how to model. There are many good resources online at you tube and other places that teach different styles of modeling.
Once you feel you're ready to give it a go, try casting for a FTP shoot with a pro photographer in your area who's style represents what you're looking for and fits your genres and then market yourself here on MM as suggested in the message string.
Work does NOT come automatically; good looks aren't enough. This is a marketplace and it's highly competitive.
In addition to filling in your stats, post casting calls and scour your area for photogs nearby whose work you like and who are willing to shoot TF* so you can replace the snapshots in your port with some quality work.