We had the good fortune of connecting with Moses Gonzales III and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Moses, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind success for my business is remembering that it is not all about me and to put my clients first. Since I provide a service, my goal is not to only make myself look good. More importantly I want to make my clients look like the top quality professionals they are. Whether it is their headshot photo or a marketing video, the work that I do reflects them and their business. So I have to put my best foot forward everyday not for myself, but for my clients.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started doing 3D virtual tours in May of 2020 for other real estate agents in the brokerage my mother is in. At first, I had no idea what I was doing but I knew I enjoyed learning how to get better, and I liked working with other professionals. As I learned the photography aspect I also got a drone license early on and then moved to learn videography. At first, I was cold calling real estate agents and doing photoshoots for free just so I could build a portfolio and gain experience. I got hung up on and made mistakes along the way, but eventually my work was at the level to where I started charging for photos and Realtors were calling ME. Now I have worked with dozens and dozens of Realtors in Southern California, taken photos of properties worth over a million dollars, and have seen more of Southern California than I could have imagined. I’ve learned how to be a businessman and marketer and not just a photographer who knows how to work a camera. The two proudest accomplishments of mine is being able to provide high quality work for Relators at a young age, and being able to provide for my wife and daughter while still finishing my college education.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In Riverside, CA there are a ton of things to do. First I would recommend hiking Mt. Rubidium early in the morning. It is a beautiful historic landmark and at the top is a beautiful view of the entire city. Next I would recommend grabbing breakfast at a small restaurant called Little Green Onion. The people are very nice and the food is consistently delicious. For shopping we have the two story Tyler Mall and the Riverside Plaza. Riverside is also home to the Fox Theatre where there are all kinds of shows. You can experience everything from a concert to a Kevin Hart stand up comedy show there, and right down the street is the Food Lab with more amazing food options. Of course, there are a ton of photography spots as well. Downtown Riverside has murals in alleyways that are well known in the city and on Van Buren Ave. there is the California Citrus State Historic Park which is home of some of the most beautiful orange groves which Riverside is known for. High school sports are very active here and it is always worth coming to my alma mater, Riverside Poly’s football games.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
If it wasn’t for the guidance and support of my parents I would not have been able to start this business as a college student with a daughter on the way. They gave me the idea and possibility to build a business from the ground up. I’d also like to thank all of my clients that took a chance on me when I first started out in the business. They knew I didn’t come with a ton of experience, but they trusted, believed, and invested in me when I said I want to learn and grow so that I can provide the best quality work for years to come.

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Website: MG3-Media.com

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