I included a lot of links in my book, but freelancing platforms and communities seem to come and go, so I was careful to include only the ones that I knew would stick around.

The same goes for these links, but I have also tried to include some other, newer sites whose success might be somewhat fleeting.

If you run a freelancing site yourself and want to post your link here, please fill-out and submit this form and I’ll see what I can do.

Upwork http://www.upwork.com

Created following a merger between Elance and oDesk, Upwork is by far the biggest freelancing platform and one that many consider to be the best.

Ways to Die https://ways-to-die.com

A funny and slightly twisted site that takes a lighter look at the dark side. If you love horror then you will love WTD. We’re huge fans of the site and the work that the owners have done.

You Reviews https://you-reviews.com

A review site that aims to expose health and lifestyle scams while offering honest and biased reviews on an array of products and services. A breath of fresh air in an industry rife with lies and deceit.

Investopedia http://www.investopedia.com

I talked a lot about investing in my book, as it’s a great way to secure and build your earnings. You can learn about many different options here.

Writers' and Artists' https://www.writersandartists.co.uk

The go-to reference for writers and freelancers.

CopyScape http://www.copyscape.com

A great resource for checking plagiarized content. Bear in mind that most of your clients will be running your work through this site.

UK Writers' College http://www.ukwriterscollege.co.uk

I occasionally work as a tutor here and have also compiled a course on self-publishing for them. This college has been going for a number of years and has helped thousands of students with everything from content writing to novel writing.

PeoplePerHour http://www.peopleperhour.com

PPH works in a similar way to Fiverr, but is tailored more towards the UK market.

Fiverr http://www.fiverr.com

A unique site that lets you charge for any talent, service or skill that you have.

Guru http://www.guru.com

A little smaller than other platforms, Guru has its uses and is particularly useful for designers and coders.