Baking and cake decorating is my relaxation therapy as well as a hobby I have become pretty good at. I enjoy baking when I want to do it. I do have some repeat paying customers. They seem to be pleased and I do go out of my way to accommodate them. I do wonder if my gift is a Blessing or a curse at times…usually when I’m dealing with family members. For some reason a lot of my family members feel that when it comes to me and baking….pro bono is the only way. Normally, when I am doing cakes etc… for kids in my family I do not charge unless the parent decided to do a last minute request! I do request that family members who are constantly in need of goods pay for the ingredients….yeah, they agree to do so and then I do not receive a dime….. although they do receive the cake etc…. I have noticed that the request are becoming more frequent, the details more difficult….yet the funds are remaining the same. I recently had a request that entailed a lot of detail….which is very time consuming. This person would have easily had to pay over $150.00 for this service….but I am out of time and money. I think my family is abusing the pro bono privilege. My question is, should I continue to provide this service pro bono to family members…even when we have agreed on other arrangements or should I start charging them a fee for all services? I’m not getting the relaxation out of it….sigh!!!