All my IM efforts have been put in storage until I'm confident in my content writing. THEN I'll write for my own projects. I surprised my self with an unexpected ability in certain niches. I do killer Adu1t copy - and I don't need to do much research ha-ha.
My approach has been Gonzo. Writing for any and all niches and clients. Submissions have either been a big hit or a massive flop, so I don't have the greatest rating or approval/rejection rate. Flakey clients who don't know how to clearly set requirements don't help. Got to be more careful in choice of clients.
As soon as I reach my goal of Premium Writer status, I'll Level Up to another service. Any thoughts on which service to try next out of eLance, freelancer, oDesk, fiverr, ConstantContent, or any others?