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Meet Nylmar Martinez of SimplyBossBabe in Gilbert

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nylmar Martinez.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico by a single mother. At the age of ten, I discovered my passion for coding, and by sixteen I was a freelance web developer. I studied computer engineering at the University of Puerto Rico. After graduating from college, I made the tough decision to leave my family, friends and the place that I called home to work as an engineer in the USA.

I love being able to use the analytical and creative sides of my brain. During the day, I am a Guidance Navigation and Control Engineering Manager. I am responsible for overseeing the development of launch vehicle simulations and providing technical assistance and mentoring to a group of over 15 engineers.

In my free time, I am a photographer and blogger. I started a photography business in December 2017. I started as a family and lifestyle photographer until I worked on my first branding photography session.

At that moment, I realized how much I love helping professionals, influencers and business owners share their message through my photos and decided to focus on branding photography. At the beginning of 2019, I launched Simplybossbabe, a career, and wellness blog.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
This has not been a smooth adventure, but anything worth doing in life usually isn’t easy, right? I know firsthand how difficult it can be to find a balance between work and personal life.

When you want to succeed, it’s tempting to put every ounce of yourself into work. But when you do this, you leave very little time for other important aspects of your life. After years of struggling with work-life balance, I’m finally setting time aside for family, hobbies, and general personal happiness.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the SimplyBossBabe story. Tell us more about the business.
SimplyBossBabe was created in 2019 as a creative outlet to express myself and my passions in my free time. Those passions focus mainly around career and wellness. I offer branding photography services to female professionals, business owners, and influencers. My unique mission is to tell the brand story the way my clients want it to be told and to help clients sell themselves to the world authentically so they can be more profitable doing what they love.

Is there a specific memory from when you were younger that you really miss?
My mom was always working very hard, often taking second and third shifts. My favorite memory is when she would come home from work in the morning and, while my brother and I were still sleeping, give us a kiss on the forehead. I would always wake up, but I was so happy to have my mom be the first person I saw every day.

Pricing:

  • Package 1: 15 min consultation, 30 min session, 15 edited photos – $150
  • Package 2: 15 min consultation, 60 min session, 30 edited photos – $225
  • Package 3: 45 min branding consultation, 90 min session, 60 edited photos – $300

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