Episode 029: Freelancing for Freedom – Part 2

“I mean, we say that we’re free in this country […] but we’re not really free. I mean, yes, I could go to another job and be a slave to somebody else but essentially I’m just a slave. I’m a slave to money.”

In today’s episode I’m continuing the conversation with full-time freelance photographer and podcast host, Rebekah Nemethy.

“I mean, my true passion is to just work for myself and do the photography that I want to do and not answer to anybody.”

Rebekah is in the middle of her entrepreneurial journey. She’s already created flexibility in her schedule using her freelance status but, unfortunately, her main client keeps her in one centralized location.

“It doesn’t matter how awesome the job seems when you first get there, after a certain amount of time … it’s a job for somebody else, you know?”

Now Rebekah is working on building her side hustle around her love for both pet and fine art photography. She is using her worldview and passions to create the location independent lifestyle she dreams of and has a goal of being able to completely retire within the next five years so she can focus more on travel and photography.

“And it’s not an easy thing to do to totally let go of the typical nine-to-five thing but I see so many other people doing it that I’m not going to give up no matter how long it takes.”


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 Mentioned in this Episode:

Saving a Muttley Crew with Britany Felix (My interview on Rebekah’s podcast)

Part 1 of Rebekah’s Interview (Includes Guatemala Pictures)

Be sure to check out Rebekah’s animal rescue podcast and her photography website.

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Music Credit: Drops of H2O ( The Filtered Water Treatment ) by J.Lang (c) 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://ccmixter.org/files/djlang59/37792 Ft: Airtone