I'm a freelance web developer and I've been working exclusively for one client for about 8 months now. They have a massive website that they wanted rebuilt from scratch and I've been hacking away at it. The main requirements are almost completed and I'm curious about my future.
The client pays well, on-time and is generally great to work with. Having a long-term client like this has been a financial windfall for myself. I've socked away a decent amount of savings and I'm considering making some financial moves.
The timing and extent of these financial moves would depend on the stability of my income. The client has additional requirements he'd like me to pursue after the new site is launched and has hinted that he has even more ideas that he'd like me to work on. I'm just not sure about how long-term he'd keep me on.
Is it okay for me to ask the client about my job security? If so, how should I phrase it?