A good friend of mine has been a freelance journalist for over 20 years. He’s seen little increase in the amount he makes per word or per article over all that time: what gains he has made have come through increased productivity. And if an idea is going to take too much work to develop into a story, he’ll go on to the next idea instead.
Don’t let it be your idea for a story that he passes over.
Read more at The Measurement Standard.