Opinion writers know somewhere deep down in their hearts that they are lucky. Everyone holds opinions of varying strength on many topics, but how fortunate are the ones who get to express them regularly on a platform that readers will read? And how incredible is it to get paid to do so? We columnists are lucky souls.
Anyone who writes a column for a small publication dreams of becoming syndicated. It’s a good deal: You write one column, and many outlets print it. Your writing gains a wider readership, and your pay goes up accordingly.
Email contributing columnist Valerie Schultz at [email protected]. The views expressed here are her own.