What do you do when your best client fires you?

That’s a question that many freelancers, unfortunately, have to ask themselves.

You could get upset or you could try to shift the blame.

However, one of the best things that you could do is ask questions.

3. Ask Questions

Contact your client to make sure you understand the situation properly. Why do they no longer need your services and is there anything you can do to rectify the situation or prevent it from happening with a different client?

It’s not unreasonable to ask (politely) for feedback. If you get a “we can’t afford you” response, you can get beyond this by saying “if we set aside cost, were you otherwise happy with the service I was providing? Did it provide value for you?”

The worst thing for a freelancer is to potentially be repeating the same mistake over and over again without ever correcting it.”

Read the full article at Leaving Work Behind.