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The dark side of freelancing – Why some developers regret going solo?

Linnea Saari

Freelancing in the tech industry, particularly for developers, has often been romanticized as a dream career path. But as many developers discover, the reality can be far less rosy.

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Technologies to look for in 2024

Thomas Janhonen

Check out our list of the top five technologies that we recommend keeping an eye on in 2024.

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How 2023 changed the way developers work

Thomas Janhonen

Let's take a look at how 2023 has changed the way developers work and how you may succeed in the current, somewhat demanding environment.

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Navigating uncertain economic times as a freelancer

Jaakko Taskisalo

The flexibility and autonomy of freelancing come with the responsibility of weathering economic fluctuations. So how to successfully navigate more challenging economic periods?

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Thriv talent spotlight: Juhani Kumara

Linnea Erkamo

Get to know our talent Juhani and learn about his experiences with Thriv.

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Thriv talent spotlight: Joakim Granbohm

Linnea Erkamo

Get to know our talent Joakim and learn about his experiences with Thriv.

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Who is a Developer?

Topias Uotila

Contrary to common perception, working as a developer entails much more than just writing new code.

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Resilience of tech freelancers in the changing economy

Joel Liukkonen

The need for digitisation and growth of technical capabilities has remained constant even in the currently fluctuating market, presenting new opportunities for senior-level tech freelancers.

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Out-of-office – Vacationing as a freelance developer

Linnea Erkamo

Hey freelance developer, find out how you can prepare for your well-deserved vacation and enjoy it to the max!

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Tech freelancers and agencies – Why should you get yourself one!

Katerina Tsalidi

Hey tech freelancer, get rid of the unnecessary hassle related to entrepreneurship and experience freelancing at its best by getting yourself an agency.

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To freelance or not to freelance – Pros and cons of entrepreneurship

Michelle Goh

As with anything in life, there are pros and cons to freelancing. Let's explore both sides of the coin so that you can decide if becoming a freelance developer could be your next career move.

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Technologies to look for in 2023

Thomas Janhonen

What are the five of the most promising technologies to keep an eye on in 2023 as a freelance developer?

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Feeling stressed at work? Taking care of your mental health is as important as succeeding in your next project

Anton Eloranta

Learn about the importance of a balanced mind and get concrete guidance on how to manage work-related stress as a freelance developer.

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How to beat loneliness as a tech freelancer?

Linnea Erkamo

Freelancing is lonely by nature. However, there are many ways to make freelancing less lonely, and even very social.

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Creating a CV that sells

Linnea Saari

We get it, writing your CV can sometimes feel daunting. However, creating a CV that sells you into your dream project is so much easier than you think it is.

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What makes a top freelance developer?

Michelle Goh

Have you ever considered what makes a top freelance developer? Learn how the best talents stand out from their competitors.

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Become a better boss for yourself by using the OKR framework

Anton Eloranta

Companies such as Google, Amazon, and Spotify use the OKR framework. Maybe you should give it a try as well?

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Top 3 reasons to become a freelance developer

Linnea Erkamo

What makes freelancing such an attractive alternative to traditional employment among software developers?

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Road to independence – How to become a freelance developer?

Thomas Janhonen

If you are dreaming of of taking the leap to entrepreneurship, this detailed guide written by our co-founder Thomas is for you.

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How to set your hourly price as a freelance developer?

Jaakko Taskisalo

Knowing your worth is one of the most important, but also one of the trickiest parts of freelancing. This blog post helps you to understand how the hourly price is formed and share our best tips for setting your rate right.

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What a client wants – Top 3 criteria that clients use for selecting freelance developers

Klaus Puroila

Understand the key criteria that companies use for selecting external tech talents to their development teams.

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Top 5 mistakes to avoid as a freelance developer

Linnea Erkamo

While freelancing is one of the most rewarding paths you can take as a tech professional, it does have some pitfalls to be avoided.

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Article about our new CEO Topias Uotila on Tivi

Linnea Erkamo

Tivi wrote an article about our new CEO Topias Uotila and his visions for Thriv.

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Article about Thriv on Tivi

Linnea Erkamo

Tivi wrote an article about Thriv and our views on developer shortage.

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Thriv Referral Program – Refer a tech talent and get 1000 euros

Linnea Erkamo

Refer a skilled tech talent and get a chance to get 1000 euros.

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Thriv Benefit Bank – Exclusive benefits for the freelancers in our network

Linnea Erkamo

Yes, we offer "staff benefits" for the freelancers in our network.

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Elevating excellence – Senior developers as team mentors

Anton Eloranta

Let's dive into the topic of mentoring and the profound impact it can have on your entire organisation.

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5 essential steps for successful project onboarding

Akseli Olin

Effective onboarding not only ensures a smooth transition for the new team member but also sets the stage for enhanced productivity, creativity, and collaboration.

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What every company should know about hiring freelance developers

Klaus Puroila

Once considered an alternative work arrangement, freelancing has today become a dominant force, reshaping the traditional notions of employment and revolutionising how work is done.

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Meet the talent team of Thriv

Michelle Goh

Get to know Michelle and Katerina, the driving forces behind the Thriv Talent Team, and understand the key aspects that guide their day-to-day work.

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The power of centrally managing subcontractors

Jaakko Taskisalo

By centrally managing subcontractors through us, companies can streamline their operations and boost efficiency. Read this blog post to learn more about our subcontractor management services.

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A letter to our dear competitors

Linnea Saari

Our Client Relationship Manager Linnea wrote a letter to the our competitors in the field of matchmaking who are shaping the future of work with us.

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Seamless team integration – How to unlock the power of freelancers in tech teams?

Katerina Tsalidi

The flexibility and expertise of freelancers can be a game-changer for your projects. But how to integrate them seamlessly into your tech team?

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On top of the growth curve – Hypergrowth tech companies and their talents

Anton Eloranta

Top-notch talents are the secret behind the success of hypergrowth tech companies. But what kind of talents are these fast growing companies looking for?

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Top 3 reasons why leading companies hire external software experts

Klaus Puroila

Did you know that over half of Google's workforce consists of contractors and freelancers? Let's explore the top 3 reasons why leading companies hire external experts for their software development teams.

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How hiring a full freelancer team can take your business to the next level

Joel Liukkonen

Our successful experience on providing an entire team of tech freelancers to a client with a highly ambitious project.

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Freelancers VS consultancies – Which outsourcing option to choose?

Akseli Olin

Understand the key differences between tech consultancies and freelance tech talents so that you can make the right outsourcing decision for your organisation.

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Are language requirements still a thing in the Finnish IT market?

Linnea Saari

It is possible to find a project in Finland, the country with one of the hardest languages in the world, without being a native speaker.

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Checklist for finding the right freelance developer

Linnea Erkamo

Our seven-step checklist helps you to find the right freelance developer for your specific project.

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How freelance tech talents can increase innovativeness in the changing world of business?

Katerina Tsalidi

Read this article to understand why freelance tech talents can be the breath of fresh air you've been looking for.

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Match made in heaven – Secrets behind our matchmaking process

Joel Liukkonen

Five simple steps. All it takes for us at Thriv to connect your company with the best freelance developers in the market.

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Is hiring freelance developers the right choice for you?

Akseli Olin

An increasing number of companies have started to hire freelance developers to support their software development processes. But how can you know if hiring freelance developers is the right choice for your organisation?

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Why should you start hiring freelance developers NOW?

Ariana Smakiqi

Everybody seems to be talking about freelance developers nowadays. What is the hype all about and why you should consider hiring freelance developers?

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Accountor hired a full freelancer team to build a mobile FMS software

Linnea Erkamo

Accountor wanted to further develop the Procountor software by introducing a customer-centric mobile app. To bring this vision to life, the company engaged a team of skilled freelance tech talents through Thriv.

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Freelance developer took charge of the product development at Lumo Analytics

Linnea Erkamo

Lumo Analytics aims to take the global mining industry toward a more sustainable direction. An experienced freelance developer from Thriv was hired to support the company in this important mission.

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Freelance developers from Thriv working on medical image analysis at the growth-minded Aiforia

Linnea Erkamo

Working with freelance developers and supporting entrepreneurship has been a natural choice for the innovative medical image analysis company Aiforia

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Grano hired freelance developers to boost digital transformation

Linnea Erkamo

The multi-sector company Grano has trusted in both in-house and freelance developers when building smart digital transformation solutions.

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Thriv helped Kiho with hiring a dedicated freelance iOS developer

Linnea Erkamo

Dedication was a key criterion for Kiho when looking for a freelance developer that could take the company’s iOS application development to the next level.

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Freelance developer from Thriv supported Sulake in building its first NFT project

Linnea Erkamo

Sulake needed to find a skilled freelance developer who would be willing to accept a demanding yet exciting challenge in the field of NFTs.

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