I have sort of a problem here. I have been doing graphic & web design for a while now and I am just getting started as an "real" freelancer (I had a few jobs with people I know so I didn't have any contracts or set prices and stuff like that in the previous). I am alot older, experienced, educated, and serious about business. The freelancing thing is on it's way. I have had a few clients some that I know and some that I didn't, and none of them have had any big issues about pricing and such.

So here's where it gets it gets difficult. Most of the people in my family have thier own businesses. In the past, (say when I was back in highschool), I did a lot of work for them such as logos, business cards, flyers, and stuff of that nature for little money or no money; like $20 to type up a few flyers and forms. Thing is now that I know about pricing (plus gained some skills over the years), I generally went up to the standards (and maybe even a little lower than some on a few services that I provide since im startig out). Now that a lot of them know that im starting something for myself and that I can do a lot more than I could before they want a little more done for them; but they don't want to pay the price. For example: family member "A" wants a website in flash (and html) with a lot of interactivity and extra scripting for thier business selling their own merchandise. Not only that they want me to give them a few ideas for some of the merchandise to be sold since I too work with my own merchandising. They only want to pay me $100 to do both jobs, they may have $50 extra dollars in the budget (which is like giving a tip to a waiter). Maybe in my pre years I would have jumped, but now im serious. Family member "A" thinks they are paying more than needed and was appalled when they saw that it would be about $60hr just to do the site. Because I need the money, I even went half on the whole project. They still thought that $30hr (website) would be too much. So im basically ready to drop them altogether (I know thier family) because I cannot go any lower for anything. Familly member "A" as well as some others are all wondering why they can't get projects done for the same price as they did way back when I was like 16 and in highschool. Well im not in highschool anymore. Im trying to run a business here but because they are family I would like to help them out somehow, someday.

So at the moment im moving on with other projects and they are still pestering me about prices and how they can't find anybody else to do it (because a few of them went looking for someone else and found about the same thing and higher). I even got, "I know this kid who can do it for $75". I used to be that nieve kid (but I was in school for it and had the programs, so I knew something about the design process). Also "Some Kid" sounds like some kid with frontpage and the paint program listed in the start menu.

I guess what I want to know is how do I deal with it? I have decided that I would not do it for less than quoted. I want to say, " I can't help you until you plan for a bigger budget, and no one else is going to help you either" , but that is not nice. The pestering is getting on my nerves. I love my family but I really dont want to deal with this. Help!