One of Australia's biggest celebrity agents has revealed the staggering amount of money that stars earn for sponsored Instagram posts.
Max Markson, who currently represents a number of stars from Married At First Sight and Love Island Australia, said that his clients can rake in as much as $ 10,000 from a single sponsored social media deal.
Appearing on the Mumbrella podcast this week, the PR king said: "I'm getting people ringing up, wanting to spend money."
Big bucks! Celebrity agent Max Markson Married At First Sight stars like Ines Basic (L) and Jessika Power (R) can earn between $ 5,000- $ 10,000 through sponsored social media posts
He continued: "So I'm charging $ 5000 for three posts and three (Instagram) Stories for $ 10,000."
Max went on to reveal that last year, Love Island winner Grant Crapp, pocketed $ 5,000 for promoting a hair removal device.
His other clients include MAFS bad girls Jessika Power, Ines Basic, and Cyrell Paule, who have been cashing in on their social media followings since the reality show wrapped earlier this year.
Money makers: Max's clients include Jessika Power (L) and Love Island Australia winner Grant Crapp (R), who have cashed in on their reality TV fame with countless sponsored posts
In Jessika's case, Max boasted that the blonde bombshell received '12 million impressions' in a single week on the Instagram page – which translates into dollar signs for potential advertisers.
"These are phenomenal numbers," he explained.
However, while Jessika may be bringing in the big bucks right now, Max warns that most reality TV rejects only have a short window or time to monetize their fame.
Smooth moves! Last year, Grant pocketed a cool $ 5,000 for promoting a hair removal device
"It might only be 12 months and then there will be another fresh set," the PR said King of Married At First Sight stars.
With the most recent season or MAFS only wrapping up two months ago, Max's clients still have plenty of time to make money.
Jessika is currently plugging fashion and beauty products to its 211,000 followers, while Ines has teamed up with brands like Booby Tape and The Bondi Collective.
Lucrative: Despite the villainous appearance on MAFS this year, Ines Basic has still raked in money promoting brands like Booby Tape (pictured)
While the clock is definitely ticking for this year's MAFS cast, some reality stars have been managed to turn their fifteen minutes of fame into a long-term career.
Keira Maguire, who first came to prominence on season four of The Bachelor in 2016, is still earning a living years later as an Instagram influencer, earning about $ 1,500 for each sponsored post.
The majority of last year's Love Island Australia are also full time Instagram stars now, with former star Cassidy McGill recently complaining about the 'pressures' or making a living on social media.
Career: Keira Maguire, who first came to prominence on season four of The Bachelor in 2016, is still earning a living years later as an Instagram influencer, earning about $ 1,500 for each post
'I want to defend this stigma around having social media as a job. Everyone thinks we get paid to do all. It's not easy! ' she said in a video shared to Instagram.
"It's a tough job, we get paid well, but we have a lot of pressure and a lot of feedback to continuously go off."
Cassidy explained that she works around the clock replying to comments, thinking of creative ideas for posts, going to events and recording videos.
"I want to give myself a pat on the back, and my fellow influencers, it's a damn hard job (but) we're lucky," she concluded.
'It's a tough job, we get paid well': Love Island Australia's Cassidy McGill recently complained about the pressures of making money on Instagram
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