Modeling doesn't have to be a full time career, but it is a great way to make extra money, and use your petite proportions to the fullest! A lot of girls tend to model for their ego, or because someone else said they should or because they want to feel sexy or seen. I don't think any of these reasons are the right reason. The best way to approach any business, or pursuit is to feel capable at first, to want to learn as much as your can about modeling, and to pursue it because you know you should take a chance because it is something you can commit too and treat it like playing a sport, it will be hard, it will be a challenge sometimes, but it can be so rewarding. A lot of models think modeling is only about posing and being tall or beautiful and adorned. They forget to consider that as an aspiring model, especially as a freelance model to learn how Business works. How the brands pick their models, what agencies they work with and how the stuff that happens inside the magazine doors, and ad agency doors work. Modeling isn't just about the modeling agency. As a savvy model you can get work on your own if you research not just modeling agencies but also try to learn as much as you can about how brands work, how you can promote your self to them with or without a modeling agency. For example if there is a brand or magazine you want to work with. I would hit up the marketing departments at the company/ or the photo editors or booking editors at the magazine.
It is hard to self serve, but that is what the world is about these days and when you are petite, modeling is a challenge, and it is a challenge based on the fashion industry challenges, but if you put the fashion mindset aside and instead market your self as a commercial print model and work with quality photographers so you have the right photos you need, and if you are persistance and do not wait for the phone to ring and even try to book your own jobs you will start to understand the ins and out of the industry.
Modeling isn't just about posing, it is also about making it happen for yourself!