I didn't even know you were suppose to get paid for family, mine just tell me what they want and I do it, I am a pushover. I usually don't charge my friends much just the cost of ingredients. One day it will come to the point where enough is enough and maybe I will say something.
sorry this was suppose to go as a reply in another post about charging your family, I am new at this
I don't charge for immediate family, they tend to pay me whatever they like no matter how much I refuse. I gave my cousins and aunt a discount at one stage but was losing money so from now on I'm just going to charge what I'd charge anyone else. It's only fair, especially since I end up buying a gift for the occassion as well ON TOP of supplying the cake.