Software developer's guide to freelancing in Finland

Contract template for software freelancers

For software freelancers, it is absolutely necessary to sign a contract with the client. The importance of a thorough and explicit contract and agreeing on the project details such as schedule, hourly rate and payment period cannot be overemphasized – contract ensures that both parties understand the details of the work to be done and protects the entrepreneur from disagreements during and after the project.

The contract must include

Contract template

Here is a contract template that we at Witted use when our clients purchase subcontracting from software freelancers working through Witted. You’ll be able to edit the document by making a copy of it first.

The contract template is generalized and it’s easy to make additions on a case-by-case basis. However, it is not directly usable as a contract between a software freelancer and a client yet we strongly believe that you can still get tips from it.

Witted Partners makes becoming a software freelancer easy

Setting up a company – We’ll plan the start together with you so that there is no break in the billed work. We can start looking for projects for you even if you haven’t established a company yet or are still employed. Setting up a company is fast and easy nowadays, and there’s no rush with it; we can do it together when you’ve found your first project.

Customer acquisition – Don’t waste billable hours on the lookout for projects, our agents will handle customer acquisition for you! You set your own terms, such as hourly rate and the specs of your ideal project (industry, technologies, duration). Our agents will search for suitable projects for you accordingly.

Running the company – There are over 2500 Nordic software freelancers in our community, and they have recommended several accountants, insurances and tools for fellow independent contractors. We will gladly pass on the tips so that your journey as an entrepreneur would start smoothly.