Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Success Stories: From Downsized Corporate Mom to Successful Consultant

I like to post stories on here about other freelancers who find success after cold calling (so if you have one, please send it).

Piggy backing on today's earlier post, here's the story of Diana Schneidman who lost three corporate jobs after 40 -- and used a variety of techniques (cold calling included) to build a successful freelance writing and consulting biz.

Diana also posted recently about her own cold calling experiences, and she even Tweets. Could be another great resource for us all, and especially for the DMS refugees who are hoping to replace their lost income.


  1. Sarah,

    I heard you on the Freelance Writers Den, and I have a question for you.

    I have publication writing experience, but none for companies. When you were starting out, what did you use as a portfolio? Did you do a few free jobs to get samples? Or something else.

    Would love to hear from you.

  2. Hi! Can you give me more details on some freelancing sites that will help me make money? I am a housewife and am looking for some place where I can post my jobs without leaving my home. I worked as a web developer before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Will I get job offers as a freelancer? Your blog was very useful. I checked out buy yelp accounts,freelance software development and www.peopleperhour.com sites. They come with high ratings and good reviews. Let me give a try. What do you say?