Software developer's guide to freelancing in Finland

Why become a software freelancer?

On this page we answer the tough questions that occupy the minds of those considering becoming a software freelancer. We also open up the most common reasons why more and more software developers are moving from employment to entrepreneurship.

Why freelancing?

Alone or with an agency?

There is a huge demand for software professionals, which reduces the financial risk of becoming an entrepreneur – an experienced developer is easily employed. However, it takes a considerable amount of time to find projects and meet potential customers, which is out of billable hours. So why not hire an agency to make customer acquisition for you, while also taking advantage of the stronger bargaining power of its vendor role?

Witted has helped hundreds of developers who are going freelance to get up to speed as entrepreneurs and even more who are already entrepreneurs to find long-term, business-critical projects.

Pros and cons

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.