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The Cat’s Meow: Let’s Talk About Cat Modeling



Does your cat have what it takes to make it in the world of cat modeling? Before you become a full-time cat manager for your furry superstar, here are a few things to keep in mind - once you’ve read our article, perhaps we could lend a hand to make your cat’s dreams come true. 


How much do cat models make?


The median yearly salary for a Cat Modeling role in the United States is currently $78,782 as of June 5, 2024. In hourly terms, this equates to approximately $37.88. On a weekly basis, it comes to around $1,515, and monthly, it's approximately $6,565.


Salary ranges for Cat Modeling positions can vary widely, as indicated by ZipRecruiter data. Salaries can go as high as $182,500 and as low as $17,500. However, most Cat Modeling salaries fall between $36,500 (25th percentile) and $105,500 (75th percentile). The top earners in this field, falling in the 90th percentile, earn up to $147,000 per year within the United States.


How do I get my cat into modeling?


Build a cat portfolio


When you're beginning, it's crucial to highlight your cat's talents. Establishing a social media account or a website for your cat can serve as a portfolio. This portfolio should include portraits and video clips of your cat. If you're uncomfortable with pet photography, consider hiring a professional photographer for a photo session.


Additionally, you can document your cat's abilities, character traits, and any pertinent experience. Ensure that your contact details are readily accessible so that potential clients can reach out to you quickly.


Start Training Your Cat


Begin gradually familiarising your cat with the environment of commercial filming. This includes exposure to elements such as cameras, lights, and photo backdrops. Commercial filming sets often have a large number of people; hence, ensure that your cat is comfortable in the presence of strangers and is used to interacting with new people.


Training your cat to respond to basic commands can also be advantageous. Commands such as sitting or moving to a designated location can be incredibly beneficial when filming a commercial. Your cat's ability to comply with the filming process can make it more attractive to potential clients.


Can I get an agent for my cat?


Consider approaching local advertising agencies to inquire if they accept new animal talents. These agencies often have extensive networks and can facilitate your cat's entry into the commercial scene. However, it's crucial to only engage with established and reliable agencies to avoid falling victim to fraud or exorbitant fees.


How to get your cat in commercials?


Begin with a modest endeavor. The internet is teeming with pets that have gained fame through videos shared on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If your cat possesses a unique skill, it's time to grab your phone and start recording. If the video resonates well with your friends and family, they will likely share it within their network.


Did you know that we love working with pets? In fact, we have meticulously built an extensive database with a wide variety of pets and breeds, a testament to our commitment to diversity and inclusivity. We can’t wait to see who we meet on our next project!


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