First of all, you should search online for different modelling agencies that are working in your area. Try to visit these agencies if possible as it will help you to meet different modelling agents who can get you into the modelling industry.
Make sure you have got an appointment via phone call or email before visiting a modelling agency as it is the professional way of doing professional things.
You should get complete information about the modelling agency by asking for their portfolio. It will help you to know about those models who got the services of this modelling agency and are now successful models.
You can also ask for portfolios of different models which will help you in getting an idea of how professional that specific modelling agency is.
Before going to the modelling agency, you should also check its credibility by going to the Basic Business Bureau website where you will be able to see the ratings of the agency.
After getting satisfaction with the credibility of the agency, you should contact to the person who works as a modelling agent for the agency.
Make sure you have read the contract that modelling agent has prepared for you. Usually modelling agents or agencies take 20 to 30 percent money from the earnings of the models for a specific period of time which is decided in the contract.
Try to avoid signing any contract that restricts you from working for other modelling agencies. However, sign it if you have no other choice at the moment.
Before signing the contract, make sure you have read all clauses clearly because there are many modelling agents who trick new talent by including many clauses in the contract that are not in the best interest of the models.
If you find any confusion in the contract, ask the agent to clarify it. Sign the contract after getting complete satisfaction from all aspects.