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How much do top cleanfluencers earn? New research finds they make up to £10k per post!

  • The Home Edit is the highest earning cleanfluencer handle on Instagram right now, earning around £10,546.76 per Instagram post
  • Mrs Hinch is the second-highest earning, making around £8,008.58 per Instagram post, followed by Marie Kondo (~£7,726.36 per post)
  • Mrs Hinch is the highest earning Brit in the top 10, followed by Lynsey Crombie (Queen of Clean). She is also the highest earning solo cleanfluencer.
  • The data finds post frequency has no bearing on how much cleanfluencers earn, but follower counts and ‘likes’ per post does

New research by Gtech, the cordless cleaning experts, has found that today’s top cleanfluencers can stand to make anything from £2k to a cool £10k for every Instagram post they publish.

The Home Edit’s founders, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, together are the highest earning cleanfluencers, earning upwards of £10k per post. If each post they have ever created were costed up at their current asking price, their lifetime earnings would fetch over £38m (estimated £38,590,594.84).

When compared against other top influencers, The Home Edit makes 32 per cent (around £2,500) more per post than Mrs Hinch, their closest rival. That being said, Mrs Hinch makes 4 per cent (around £300) more per post than Marie Kondo, who is the third most popular cleanfluencer.

NameInstagram handleEstimated earnings per post
Clea Shearer/Joanna Teplinthehomeedit£10,546.76
Sophie Hinchliffe          mrshinchhome £8,008.58
Marie Kondomariekondo£7,726.36
Becky Rapinchukcleanmama£2,092.06
Ría Saffordriorganize£878.51
Kathryn Snearlydoitonadime£741.02
Toni Hammersleyabowlfulloflemons£718.58
Lynsey Crombielynsey_queenofclean£714.24
Samantha Pregenzersimplyorganized£704.11
Danielle Dixonhousetohomeatlast£667.20
Gemma Braythe_organised_mum£644.05
Nicola Lewisthisgirlcanorganise£477.61
Iryna Federicofromgreatbeginnings£399.46
Megan Hickmanlovemeg09£390.05
Melissa Makercleanmyspace£335.05

While The Home Edit’s organisation and tidying website only started in 2015, their eponymous Netflix show in 2020 was the business move that catapulted the pair into five-figure infamy.

Over this short window of time, The Home Edit has accrued the highest number of followers of any other cleanfluencer handle with 5.5 million followers (1.4 million more than Mrs Hinch and 1.5 million more than Marie Kondo).

NameInstagram handleInstagram followers
Clea Shearer/Joanna Teplinthehomeedit5,500,000
Sophie Hinchliffe          mrshinchhome 4,100,000
Marie Kondomariekondo4,000,000
Becky Rapinchukcleanmama727,220
Ría Saffordriorganize305,453
Kathryn Snearlydoitonadime257,051
Toni Hammersleyabowlfulloflemons249,884
Lynsey Crombielynsey_queenofclean248,390
Samantha Pregenzersimplyorganized244,814
Danielle Dixonhousetohomeatlast231,853
Gemma Braythe_organised_mum223,861
Nicola Lewisthisgirlcanorganise165,970
Iryna Federicofromgreatbeginnings138,856
Megan Hickmanlovemeg09134,561
Melissa Makercleanmyspace116,382

Gtech’s research also finds a clear correlation between no. of Instagram followers and expected earnings per post, in that those with more followers can stand to earn more per post. Using the data, it calculates that for every two new followers, cleanfluencers can request around an extra £1 per post.

Interestingly, having more followers does not correlate with increased frequency of Insta posts. In fact, many Instagram users deem fewer posts as more credible than if the cleanfluencer were to constantly post.

NameInsta handleTotal Insta postsAverage likes per post*
Sophie Hinchliffemrshinchhome282433,417
Clea Shearer/Joanna Teplinthehomeedit3,65913,313
Marie Kondomariekondo1,04810,863
Kathryn Snearlydoitonadime1,4495,820
Megan Hickmanlovemeg091,8124,846
Lynsey Crombielynsey_queenofclean27581965
Danielle Dixonhousetohomeatlast1,5321853
Toni Hammersleyabowlfulloflemons3,9451739
Iryna Federicofromgreatbeginnings4041,415
Ría Saffordriorganize1,1451,355
Gemma Braythe_organised_mum1,4521,048
Nicola Lewisthisgirlcanorganise987915
Samantha Pregenzersimplyorganized1,303878
Becky Rapinchukcleanmama5,138407
Melissa Makercleanmyspace2,330397

Data accurate as of 9th September 2021                            *Data ordered by most average likes

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 receives the highest number of likes when compared against all other cleanfluencers (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. Again, this seems to be the trick to asking for large sums of money per Instagram post: establish loyal followers who will interact with frequently to every announcement.

Do It on a Dime (Kathryn Snearly) receives similar engagement from her 257,051 Instagram followers, albeit in a mid-tier position (she receives around £740 per post). Could she be the next big cleanfluencer to watch out for?

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.” 

For further insights from the Gtech team, visit the Gtech blog.


Andrew Mcaffrey