I see posts from models and I am honestly wondering what their intentions are when they think that they are posting or responding for modeling assignments. Posting that selfie or that Instagram image to me is helpful but, honestly does not really mean you are a model. There is a thing about having a professional portfolio. Making a true resume for companies and others to look at to see the experience that you actually have.
It is a game that we all play. The new ones in the business regardless of whatever that they say…may last a few years if that. They will get burned, get involved in something that they did not want to just for the money, or just get bored. The serious one will keep pushing through the trenches to get things done. It is in all in making your intentions clear.