Make the most of your time and research by turning any information you obtain from different sources into a variety of articles instead of just one. This is called reslanting because you create a different angle or slant for each article you propose to different publications.
When you turn one topic into a variety of articles you substantially increase the amount of money you can make per hour as a freelance writer.
Here are a few tips for reslanting articles:
1) Before you contact your sources, brainstorm a few possible article slants or angles. Also, determine which publications would be best for each slant. Choose magazines that don't compete with each other. You wouldn't want to sell an article to Family Circle, for example, and then a similar piece to Woman's Day because these two publications have many of the same readers and these readers don't want to see the same information in both magazines.
2) Before you contact your sources, figure out a variety of questions that will allow you to reslant the topic in many ways. This way, your sources will give you a variety of quotes so each article will include fresh quotes. You won't merely be "recyling" the same quotes from article to article.
3) If you have trouble coming up with a variety of slants around one article topic, brainstorm ideas with another writer. You'll probably be surprised at all the different slants you start coming up with once another writer has helped you see a few possibilities.
Practice these tips for reslanting articles and soon you'll be making the most of your research and your time, too.