so you have a blog but do you have a business?

There are many, many bloggers who have used their blogs to help launch their businesses and more often than not, these ladies make it look easy. Almost too easy.

In fact, I think it gives a large number of bloggers the wrong idea about how these successful ladies became successful. They all had amazing blogs that they used as a springboard for their extraordinary talents. They had an idea of what they wanted to do, or they excelled at something and it became apparent through blogging. 
should you make your blog a business?
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But because you’re really good at pinterest and getting “inspiration” from the runway doesn’t mean you can be a stylist anymore than reading Lonny makes you an interior decorator. 
Let’s get real, having a business is a hell of a lot of work. It isn’t all unicorns, rainbows and smiles. It’s long hours and really hard work. It’s not knowing when your next paycheck will come and worrying that you’re going to have to dip into your savings, again. 
So before you think that having a blog makes you able to start a social media consulting business, or offering styling services or decorating someone’s home you may want to reconsider. It’s really easy to have a business but it is very hard to have a successful one. It isn’t something that happens overnight, perhaps like the success of your blog, but takes a lot of hard work and dedication that is beyond collages and blog comments.