I run a blog and have a friend who is a graphic designer. I wanted her to do some work for me for my blog, but her rates are very high in my opinion. I emailed her asking for her rates (because I didn't know them) and had fully intended on paying whatever her rates are.
Once she told me her rates, though, I knew I couldn't afford the work with my budget. She ended up offering me a discount, I believe because we are friends.
If you had a friend who wanted to contract a service from you, would you provide the service to him or her? Would you charge full price or give a discount?
I think this can be such a tricky situation because it can be hard to separate a business relationship from a personal one sometimes.
What are your thoughts on this?