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Check Out Alberto Mendoza’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alberto Mendoza.

Hi Alberto, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My name is Alberto and I’m a full time freelance videographer and content creator. My videography career started when I saw a GoPro Hero 3 commercial. I purchased one and started filming my brother and friends snowboarding and skim boarding. I was having a lot of fun filming and editing while I was working fulltime at the hospital. YouTube taught me that I can make a living being a “content creator” so I quit my job that I had for 6 years to travel for 6 months in Central & South America to pursue travel filmmaking. I had a lot of success filming and by the time I returned home, I immediately landed a creative job as a creative manager for a local real estate company. I was still doing freelance work on weekends while working fulltime and after a year with the company I walked away from my job to go fulltime freelance and it’s been the best decision I’ve made yet.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I had a lot of doubts. Especially going against the grain as far as what society expects from you. Literally learning from YouTube to pursue a career in video. When you tell your loved ones that you want to go the art path, you receive a lot of worried looks. But I knew I had an eye and a crazy work ethic to get my videos out to the world.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I love creating travel-style videos for my passion projects. As for the business side, I specifically produce short-form content that’s easy to consume, that lives on social media for various companies to promote their products or services, but also generate traffic to their website and to their social media.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
Trust your gut. I always knew I wasn’t meant to have a regular job. I remember hating every time I’d walk into any job I had. I had to figure out something and thanks to the internet, anything is possible. Right now it’s very common to see people excel in the creative world with the internet, but back in 2010, it was out the norm to use the internet to your advantage to really pursue your passion. We’re living in the greatest time to really go for what you really want to do. Just do it.

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