Getting your own column in your local newspaper might not be as hard as you think!

Here’s how one real estate expert got his own column in the largest newspaper in his state. He told me this story when I was a guest on Doug Huggins’ teleseminar yesterday.

Harold is a former economics professor. He simply contacted his local newspaper editor and told the editor why he (Harold) was better qualified to write about real estate and economics than the staff reporter, and how he (Harold) could offer a different perspective than the reporter.

The editor agreed and gave Harold his own column, and his own blog on the newspaper’s web site! Each column has Harold’s phone number and email address so prospects can contact him!

Way to go Harold! You are an inspiration to us all!

My advice: Be like Harold. Get off your butt, pick up the phone and pitch your local business, lifestyle or education editor!