Home cleaning pages like The Home Edit and Mrs Hinch generate thousands through social media, new data shows
The top ‘cleanfluencers’ on social media – users who share home cleaning hacks – are making anything from £2k to £10k for every Instagram post they publish, new data has revealed.
Research performed by cordless cleaning brand Gtech shows that the pair who founded Insta channel The Home Edit – Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin – are the highest earners of all; making upwards of £10k per post.
If each post they’ve ever created were priced up at that cost, their lifetime earnings would fetch over £38m (estimated £38,590,594.84).
Another top cleanfluencer is Sophie Hinchcliffe aka ‘Mrs Hinch’, who is currently making around £8,008.58 per Instagram post – ranking her as the highest-earning Brit and most financially successful solo cleanfluencer on the list.
Also on the top ten best-paid list is Marie Kondo who is pulling in around £7,726.36 per post, and ‘cleanmama’ Becky Rapinchuk who is reportedly earning around £2,000 every time she posts on Insta.
|Name||Instagram handle||Estimated earnings per post|
|Clea Shearer/Joanna Teplin||thehomeedit||£10,546.76|
The Home Edit was originally launched in 2015 – with the pair of founders signing up for an eponymous Netflix show five years later that saw post prices catapulted into five-figure territory.
A New York Times bestselling book – The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals – was also published in 2019.
Current stats show that The Home Edit Insta account continues to reign supreme both in terms of price and popularity.
Compared against other top influencers, The Home Edit makes 32 per cent (around £2,500) more per post than second-placed Mrs Hinch.
The Home Edit is also the most popular cleanfluencer account out there today with 5.5 million followers – 1.4 million more than closest rival Mrs Hinch and 1.5 million more than third-highest earner Marie Kondo.
|Name||Instagram handle||Instagram followers|
|Clea Shearer/Joanna Teplin||thehomeedit||5,500,000|
Gtech’s research also found that accounts with more followers can stand to earn more per post – revealing a clear correlation between popularity and expected income.
The study has calculated that for every two new followers, cleanfluencers can request around an extra £1 per post.
However, having more followers does not correlate with increased frequency of Insta posts – suggesting that the platform favours quality over quantity.
According to Gtech, Instagram users can consider accounts with fewer posts as more credible than those that churn out too much content over a single day.
Mrs Hinch, for example, has posted the least on Instagram out of all the cleanfluencers in the top 10 list. To date, her 4.1 million followers have only seen 282 posts from her handle. However, when she does post, she enjoys better engagement rates (which will help with her bargaining power to request £8k per post).
The same pattern can be seen with The Home Edit and Marie Kondo, where ‘likes’ far surpass frequency of posts.
|Name||Insta handle||Total Insta posts||Average likes per post*|
|Clea Shearer/Joanna Teplin||thehomeedit||3,659||13,313|
Data accurate as of 9th September 2021 *Data ordered by most average likes
The data also suggests that the operator of the ‘doitonadime’ account, Kathryn Snearly, could be the next big cleanfluencer to watch out for – with her posts enjoying big engagement from her 257,051 Instagram followers, meaning she may be able to increase her average earnings upwards from £740 per post.
A Gtech spokesperson commented: “Cleanfluencers are a huge market on Instagram right now – and rightly so! We have all become more house proud since Covid, so why wouldn’t you want to learn how to make your chores more manageable by following a few helpful cleanfluencers who make it fun?
“Likewise, here at Gtech we’re always keen to learn how to make Brits’ cleaning lives’ easier. Our cordless vacuums, for instance, take the stress out of what can be quite a tiresome task, leaving more ‘feet up’ time without scrimping on cleanliness.”
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